The Collegian
Sunday, June 16, 2024


Christopher Elvin Jr.

Remembering Christopher Elvin Jr.

“He would be the kind of person that would drop what he was doing to come help you,” Thomas said. “And I think that type of dedication to your friends, or family or people you love? That’s something that you have to hold onto and treasure because now, people don’t make themselves available like that, which is understandable, but he really did.” 

Graphic by Lily Wood. 

Who is Tony P to the UR community?

Better known as Tony P. online, videos of Polcari showing off his “Sunday fits,” going furniture shopping and cooking fish have gone viral - and his 133,000 Instagram followers can’t get enough.

Former astronaut Leland Melvin, ‘86, and Robert Satcher during talk at VMHC on Oct. 25. 

UR alum talks perseverance, diversity and what it’s like in space

On the evening of Oct. 25, Leland Melvin, ‘86, had an audience of hundreds captivated by his stories of perseverance as an astronaut at NASA. He was joined on stage – as he was in space – by his friend and fellow former astronaut Robert Satcher. They traveled aboard the shuttle Atlantis in 2009, marking the first time two African-American men were in space together.