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Monday, June 27, 2022

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Chalk, please: Officials permit chalking on Forum

Every Saturday at 1 p.m. there could be a gathering of students in the forum taking turns talking on a soapbox, drawing on the forum in chalk and exchanging ideas amongst themselves. This is one of many ideas expressed by junior Neil Maneck from the soapbox last Friday afternoon.


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Students visit Peru to benefit public health

For the second consecutive year, Rick Mayes, associate professor of public policy, is taking students to Peru during Spring Break. This year, about 18 people are planning to go on the trip to Lima and Pampas Grande, including two University of Richmond students from Peru.


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AKA calls for Greeks to step it up

Thanks to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., University of Richmond students were given a little taste of stepping last weekend. AKA hosted its first "Step Into Our World" step show on Saturday Night at the Pier to promote cultural awareness and unity among different sororities and fraternities on campus.


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Online registration among major housing changes

As University of Richmond undergraduate students consider their housing options for next year, a number of changes will be in effect, including the reassignment of residence halls and an online registration system. Next year, freshman males will be housed in Dennis, Marsh and Wood halls, while freshman women will remain in Lora Robins Court and Moore Hall. Thomas Hall, along with Gray and South courts will be reserved for upperclassman males.


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In-depth wedding planning part of SCS series

What flowers? What food? Who will sit where? What colors? And most importantly, which of the thousands of dresses will I wear? These are all questions that wedding planners help brides answer every day, and they are only a few of the considerations that feed into the at least $50 billion wedding industry.


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Charleston: Not too late for a last-minute spring break

If you're looking for a last minute spring break destination that's a drive away and more affordable than a week on a tropical beach, Charleston, S.C., might be the place to stay. Charleston, which fosters a blend of contemporary culture and a sense of historical pride, fulfills the label of a college town, offering an array of busy bars, chic stores, art galleries and impressive beaches. Daniel Jones, a travel agent at the AAA Mid-Atlantic Southside Richmond office, said Charleston is a popular destination nationwide, and is a well-known city internationally as well.


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Students punished for chalk drawings at forum

A 52-piece box of chalk and an attempt at free expression led to a campus cleanup and some community service. On an unseasonably warm Tuesday two weeks ago, freshman Michael Rogers decided to add some color to the forum with the chalk he had bought on a whim four days before. He stayed there for nearly three hours, talking with people and reading, hoping to incite students to have some impromptu artistic fun.


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Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primary

Barack Obama soundly defeated chief Democratic rival Hillary Clinton Tuesday night during the three Potomac primaries, extending the momentum he had gained with four victories last weekend and erasing a Clinton lead once thought to be insurmountable. Obama won about 63 percent of the Democratic vote compared with Clinton's 36 percent as about 971,000 people cast ballots in Virginia's Democratic primary, more than double the number of votes cast in the Republican election. On the GOP side, John McCain captured slightly more than 50 percent of the Virginia Republican primary vote, while former Arkansas Gov.


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Professor says awareness of mortality in elections sways voters

We are all going to die. Sen. Hillary Clinton just hopes that's not what voters are thinking about when they vote at polls. According to research conducted by leadership professor Crystal Hoyt and two recent alumnae, Stefanie Simon and Lindsey Reid, when people are reminded of their own mortality, they exhibit preferences for masculine leadership traits.


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Officials, volunteers for Democratic Party court students ahead of election

University of Richmond students caught Potomac Fever this week in anticipation for Tuesday's primary presidential elections, with several speakers visiting campus to discuss the power of the youth vote while encouraging students to make their impact during the primaries. Tuesday's elections in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia caught the nation's attention, particularly the immense importance they would have in the race for the Democratic presidential bid. Sen.


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Some students decry performance of Vagina Monologues

The cast and supporters of "The Vagina Monologues" expect a successful series of performances this weekend at the University of Richmond despite written dissent from the College Republicans. The Monologues, which is performed internationally around Valentine's Day to support V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, opened Wednesday night and will be performed again at 9 p.m.


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Melvin rockets into space aboard space shuttle Atlantis

At 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 7, the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis took off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying 1986 University of Richmond graduate Leland Melvin. "Tears came to my eyes," said Cathy Melvin Clarke, Melvin's sister, who witnessed the launch in Florida and estimated about 40 to 50 family members attended as well.