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Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Senior founds UR Geographic Club

The new UR Geographic Club will expose students to geography outside of the classroom and engage their geography interests within the context of the Richmond community. During the club's first meeting Monday night, members discussed events that they want to host this semester, as well as their goal of working with a nonprofit organization in Richmond. "We wanted to create an organization that allows geography students to take control of their interests," club founder and president Celia Landesberg said. Although she is starting this club as a second-semester senior, Landesberg aims to hold one or two successful events this spring that introduce students to UR Geographic Club and the geography presence on campus.


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Unigo ranks Richmond the No. 10 most wired campus

University of Richmond was recently ranked the 10th most wired campus in the nation, according to Unigo, a college guide website. "Everyone was happy to see the university recognized for its robust technology environment in support of teaching and learning," Kevin Creamer, director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, wrote in an email. Several factors were considered in the ranking, most addressing the accessibility of computers and Internet to students.


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Transfer students find adjusting to Richmond difficult

Each year, University of Richmond receives around 250 transfer applications for 50 spots in the fall, and 100 applications for 10 spots in the spring, according to the university admissions website. "There is a slightly higher admit rate for transfer students than for freshmen," Gil Villanueva, dean of admission, said.


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Richmond College student chooses to start career early at Vice News

A Richmond College student, who has lived in and traveled the world from Colombia to Syria, is choosing an unconventional route to start his career early this spring at Vice News. Leo Chiquillo will be leaving University of Richmond to start a full-time position in two weeks working at Vice News. Vice News is a new global news channel that will broadcast documentaries about the world's most important, current issues.


Incumbent Rep. Eric Cantor, a Republican representing Virginia's 7th district, accepted his re-election Tuesday night at the Richmond Marriott Hotel West in downtown Richmond. (Duncan Phillips/The Collegian)
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Kappa wins 2013 Stepping 101 competition

The members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma step team walked away with the $500 prize Friday night at the annual STEPPING 101 competition after winning first place at Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's event in the Alice Haynes Room. In the "That 70s Show" themed event, the five Panhellenic sororities competed against each other on stage.


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Professor Mufti gives talk about his new book

Nations, like people, build their place in the world by building their stories around themselves, journalism professor Shahan Mufti said last Wednesday during a talk about his new book in Boatwright Memorial Library. With about 30 seats open to the public, a mixed audience of faculty and students listened to Mufti speak about his book that is part of the Muslim Journey Bookshelf. In early 2013, the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Initiative and the American Library Association awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf to the staff at the library and the Office of the Chaplaincy, said Olivia Reinauer, University of Richmond librarian. The grant provided books, online databases and publicity materials for programs focused on Islam.


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A review of Alison Stewart's "First Class"

If readers did not previously know the connection between the inventor of the blood bank, the first African-American Cabinet Member, the first black graduate of the Naval Academy and the first black Army General, then they might be interested in Alison Stewart's new book "First Class." Each of the aforementioned attended Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., before moving on to their accomplishments.