To the Editor: For the fall semester of 2009, 343 students have applied to study abroad. There is significant interest in studying abroad at Richmond in recognition of the fact that an academic international experience is an essential part of today's liberal arts undergraduate education. According to the latest Open Doors publication from the Institute of International Education, Richmond ranks among the top U.S.
As an alumnus of Richmond College and a current trustee of this great university, I offer my own voice to a recent dialogue on campus sparked by the "Letter from the Closet" from Anonymous and by the online response from Amicus last week.
For those of you hoping to start your weekend out on the right foot, here's some good news to get you going: After four long years of silence, Blink 182 has decided to reunite and record a new album. At this point you've probably thrown this paper up in the air in celebration or your tears of joy have stained the pages, so I'll pause for a second to let you find a new copy. Got it?
By John Waller, Alex Borwick, Caroline Doyle Richmond Law '09, Westhampton College '12, Westhampton College '11 "Amnesty International is a global movement of individuals fighting to protect the basic human rights of individuals worldwide." Members of the UR Amnesty International Chapter have raised both money and awareness for human rights issues through events such as letter writing campaigns and film screenings.
The first few weeks of the Obama presidency have been marked by both triumph and embarrassment. From the left's perspective, Obama triumphed in enacting a gargantuan spending bill that is supposed to pull our economy out of its current doldrums.
In addition to making the prerequisite series of fart jokes in my opinion column each week, part of my job as your assistant opinion editor is to motivate you students to write in with your own thoughts, rants, points of view, secret teacher crushes, etc. There are two ways to do this.
So here I was on the corner of Broad and Madison Street Friday night listening to four people in a folk(ish) band scream my name aloud in front of about 15 people with crowds nearby. I thought to myself, "Now this is really something that would never happen on our campus: There are four college-aged people playing acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, violin and accordion and stomping on a hubcap for percussion." I hadn't really planned on getting called out, but then again, I don't usually plan on these sorts of things (not that I really could), and quite frankly, it made my night. My mom always said it was one of her biggest regrets of parenting -- that she didn't make us learn to play an instrument.