The Collegian
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Arts & Entertaiment


APO hosts senior citizen prom

Alpha Phi Omega, University of Richmond's co-ed service fraternity, will host a night of dancing and conversation for both college students and senior citizens. APO's 15th annual Senior Citizen Prom, themed "A Red Carpet Affair," will take place on Nov.


Media hype over staph infection exaggerated, experts say

Washing your hands and getting a flu shot could save your life. These are two of the best ways to protect yourself from contracting potentially fatal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), said Dr. Lynne Deane, medical director for the Student Health Center at the University of Richmond. MRSA is a virulent, drug-resistant strain of staph infection that is believed to have caused the death of a Bedford County, Va., high school student on Oct.


Is the university prepared for West Nile Virus?

Mosquitos in the city of Richmond, as well as many of the Henrico County zip codes surrounding the University of Richmond, have tested positive for the potentially lifethreatening West Nile Virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The U.S.


Downtown renovation plans show a greener, younger city

Imagine downtown Richmond with cobblestone roads, trees, retail shops, a trolley system and two-way streets. That's the goal of the city's department of community development, and it's a part of the new downtown Richmond master plan. A community meeting was held Sept.


Ayers tours cities nationwide to meet alumni

University of Richmond President Edward Ayers has been shaking a lot of hands lately. Now he's preparing to shake a few more. During the course of the 2007-2008 school year, Ayers plans to visit 19 cities in 11 states and Washington, D.C.


Police practice crowd control around the apartments

Because the University Forest Apartments are the main source of parties on campus at the University of Richmond before the fraternity lodges open, a heightened police presence can be seen patrolling the apartments during the first several weeks of the fall semester. University of Richmond Police Chief Bob Dillard said he assigns officers to appropriately patrol the apartments. "We don't want the apartments to turn into a fraternity row," he said. Although Patrick Benner, associate dean for residence life for Richmond College, recognized that this heightened police presence is nothing new, he said seeing police around the apartments helps reiterate to students that there are policies they must abide by for the entire school year. Underage drinking and drinking in public are the most common offenses committed by those at the apartments, according to Dillard. "There are a number of people unfamiliar with the laws around here and the university," he said. The resident assistants play an important role in helping to control the crowds found at the apartments Dillard said.


Interest in UR's Arabic courses remains strong

Sophomore Robi DeBell sits attentively in the third day of his introductory Arabic class, carefully swirling and dotting his pencil on notebook paper, copying the symbol his professor, Martin Sulzer-Reichel, has scribbled on the board.


Virginia's increased driving fees draw sharp criticism

Widespread opposition from Virginia drivers over the state's recently imposed abusive driver fees, which range from $750 for driving on a suspended license to $3,000 for motor vehicle-related felonies, may soon apply to out-of-state drivers as well, lawmakers say. The new regulations, which Virginia lawmakers designed to raise $65 million for much-needed transportation projects, took effect July 1 and is at the nexus of a conflict that has resulted in differing court opinions and a patchwork of laws throughout Virginia. All 140 seats in the Virginia General Assembly are up for election this November, which has led many state lawmakers, sensing the unpopularity of the fees, to distance themselves from Gov.


From war-torn Afghanistan, a former refugee finds her place at UR

When Wadia Samadi began her first week of classes at the University of Richmond last Monday, she might have seemed just like any other first-year student. She was mildly overwhelmed with the workload that came with taking 15 credits, she relaxed after a long day in her Moore Hall dorm room, and she sometimes lost her way to different classes. "Everyday I have to ask like 50 people where things are," said Samadi, 18.