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Sunday, January 29, 2023

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International pilgrimages allow students to explore faith

Traveling abroad is a common experience for University of Richmond students. But not everyone has the opportunity to explore his or her faith in an international setting. The Office of the Chaplaincy has organized pilgrimages to France, Poland and Morocco this year, Craig Kocher, the university chaplain, said.


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Temporary Lincoln exhibit lacks student visitors

A traveling historical exhibit at University of Richmond Downtown has not been as popular as its organizers had hoped, but the events surrounding it have thrived. The exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," is a set of large panels that display information and photographs of original documents, such as Civil War-era letters and a draft of Lincoln's first inaugural speech.


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Student governments bringing food trucks to campus

Imagine coming out of the Gottwald Center for the Sciences after a long morning of studying for finals and heading to Heilman Dining Center for your standard exam snack of cold cereal--instead, when you step out of the building you are greeted by the smell of hamburgers, meatballs and empanadas. Richmond College Student Government Association and Westhampton College Government Association are working to make that scene a reality.


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Alpha Kappa Alpha spreads breast cancer awareness

"The worst thing you can probably think about as a college student is, 'When can I make time to do this paper?' and not being diagnosed with something as serious as breast cancer," said Jeanine Mowbray, president of University of Richmond's chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. In 2008, a member of AKA received a diagnosis of breast cancer and survived. Monday night, Oct.


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Common Ground teaches LGBTQ history, culture during UR Comes Out

Throughout October, University of Richmond's Office of Common Ground has been busy hosting its annual UR Comes Out: a series of speakers, receptions and interactive workshops celebrating LGBTQ History Month on campus. October is recognized as LGBTQ History Month in the United States, said Ted Lewis, associate director of LGBTQ campus life.


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Jepson professor Thad Williamson teaches by example

While teaching courses such as Justice and Civil Society and Social Movements, Thad Williamson seeks new ways for his students to apply the ethical principles they discuss in class, so he challenges them to engage in the Richmond area and get hands-on experience in the realms of social action and change. But when Williamson, a leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL) professor, encouraged his students to involve themselves, his students deflected the challenge at him. "He came in with a cut nose and a black eye from an accident while playing on a homeless men's soccer team," said Kacie Lundy, a senior who took both of Williamson's classes mentioned above.


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Provost Allred to step down at end of year

At the end of the 2013-14 academic year, Provost Steve Allred will step down from the position he has held since 2008, counting among his accomplishments the first-year seminar program, hiring three academic deans, creating two new interdisciplinary majors and helping fulfill The Richmond Promise. "It was a combination of where I am chronologically, and where I am in my professional career," Allred said of his decision to step down, which was announced to the campus community Sept.


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Richmond law student receives exclusive military scholarship

Greg Collins, a University of Richmond Law School student and active-duty Marine, received the prestigious Tillman Military Scholarship, making him the first recipient in the school's history. The Tillman Foundation awarded Collins the award on merits of leadership, personal ambition and a "drive to make a positive impact on others through service," as declared in the foundation's mission statement. The foundation started when Pat Tillman, an NFL quarterback, chose a place with the Army Rangers over a successful and lucrative professional contract.


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Molly Sutherland acknowledged for her skill in sports medicine

Through all of the adversity football players face in a season, Molly Sutherland is always there to help. Seventy-two hours before the first football game of the season, junior defensive lineman Terrence Fullum received some of the worst possible news an athlete can receive--he wouldn't be playing in the first game. He had survived the relentless physical and mental demands of preseason camp.


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Senior's summer abroad in the Kalu Yala Valley

For 77 days this summer, senior Lyniesha Wright lived without electricity, plumbing or even an alarm clock in the Kalu Yala Valley in the Panamanian highlands. Wright was in a study abroad and entrepreneurial internship program with the Kalu Yala company, which is working to build a sustainable community from the ground up on the 550 acres of land it owns in the valley.


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Meet Alden and Quincy: UR's own guiding dogs

For the first time at University of Richmond, two students are training guide dogs while living on campus. Seniors Claire Goelst and Chris Silvey are members of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit guide dog school with chapters along the East Coast.