The Olympics are finished and you're feeling lost in a sea of "Lifetime" movies and reality TV. It's time to stop watching "Brooke Knows Best" and get ready for the official fall TV season to begin.
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced a statewide crackdown on drunken driving last week, and University of Richmond police officers have made two DUI arrests already this semester. The announcement came after national statistics showed that Virginia was one of 16 states to have an increase in DUI-related fatalities in 2007.
As he enters his second year as Richmond's president, Edward Ayers is ready to begin planning for the university's future. Accordingly, after "thousands" of meetings with members of the university community, Ayers intends to finalize his strategic plan during the first months of the school year, and to have a concrete plan on file by January.
The University of Richmond has landed on the Princeton Review's 2009 list of schools with homogeneous populations and little race or class interaction, but made the cut for most beautiful campus and best classroom experience, leading university officials to question the study's survey methodology. Of the 368 colleges the Review selected to participate in its annual survey, released Tuesday, Richmond ranked eighth for homogeneous population, seventh for little race class interaction, eighth for most beautiful campus, and 20th for best classroom experience. The survey results come at a time when the university and President Edward Ayers have put renewed focus on diversity after the simulated lynching in spring of a black doll in the Cousins Studio Theater, an incident that some students said showed the school's lack of racial tolerance.
By Michael Lembo Richmond College '08 "Don't worry about it, these kids take everything too seriously." --Rory Golod It's about time someone addressed the student body at the University of Richmond. This may seem obnoxious, but hey, I am a senior and you won't have to deal with me ever again.
The University of Richmond, pending completion of the Westhampton College Deanery addition, may have the highest amount of "study space" per capita in the country. Of course, it makes perfect sense; you don't become an Ivy League school with beanbag chairs.
More colleges are implementing campus-wide smoking restrictions across the country, with many becoming smoke-free entirely. But because there has not been any strong desire expressed by students and faculty to make the University of Richmond campus smoke-free, university administrators said no one should count on the school being added to the list of smoke-free schools anytime soon. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, more than 70 colleges and universities across the country have implemented smoke-free policies for their campuses as of Oct.
This Homecoming Weekend promises to be as strange as it will be memorable, because those who were my peers just a few months ago will be returning to campus as members of that distant and ever-growing faction that is "alumni." And sadly, if all goes according to plan, I will reluctantly be initiated into that same group about six months from now.