The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024

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UR Hungry: Mellow Mushroom

I have been meaning to try Mellow Mushroom for a while now. When it opened in Carytown a few months ago, there was a ton of hype around the restaurant, and it always seemed to be packed.


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Program encourages open communication about sexual assault

Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted. After Kelly Addington, a rape survivor and educator, was raped in her senior year of college, she and her friend Becca Tieder made it their mission to educate as many people as they could about sexual assault. Addington and Tieder spoke as part of a program called "Let's Talk About 'IT,'" which Panhellenic Council brought to campus Monday evening.


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Summer abroad program in Argentina coincides with World Cup

The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering a summer study abroad program in Argentina. Students have made this trip with instructor Thais Diaz Montalvo for the last two summers, but this year will be different. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in June.


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Accounting students help low-income residents with tax returns

Ray Slaughter, an accounting professor at University of Richmond, requires students in his Federal Taxation class to volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at UR Downtown. VITA is a national service that provides free tax help for people with low incomes, said Kimberly Dean, the UR Downtown director for the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.


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School of Continuing Studies offers free noncredit classes

Learning interior design, Microsoft Excel or even how to find your ancestors on the web has now become easier with free noncredit courses offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Registered undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in one free SPCS noncredit course each semester.


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Recreation and Wellness' Amelia Wolfe retires

Amelia Wolfe has worked at University of Richmond for so long that her colleagues cannot remember her first day here. From using a locker room with six showers and two urinals as an office to accommodating the press during the 1992 presidential debate, Wolfe has played an integral role in the expansion of the recreation and wellness department. "She's really been the backbone of the growth and development of this whole program," said Tom Roberts, assistant vice president for recreation and wellness. Wolfe's recent retirement marks the end of a 24.5-year career as the budget coordinator for recreation and wellness and sports clubs. "My favorite part about working at UR was by far the students," Wolfe said.


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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.