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.
Dana Guglielmo, a fifth-year student from New Jersey, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was 17 years old. The sudden diagnosis did not stop her from receiving a scholarship to University of Richmond for track and field.
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.
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.
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.
Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern slavery in the United States, according to University of Richmond political science professor Monti Datta.
In 18th century Virginia, alcoholic cider, the everyday drink of the colonists, was made primarily by the women of the household.
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.
This summer, 300 Richmond students received funding from University of Richmond Summer Fellowships to pursue an internship or conduct research. Students received an average of $3,677 each, totaling over $1 million.
A preface to the story of Adam and Eve is explored in artist Jay Bolotin's multiwork and multimedia exhibition, "The Jackleg Testament Continues," which is currently on display in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, located in the Modlin Center for the Arts. "I always found the story strange because I never understood what Eve did wrong," Bolotin said. In Bolotin's version of the story, "Jack" is embodied by a jack-in-the-box toy and plays the role of Adam. After breaking free from a Godlike figure known as "Nobodaddy," Jack represents the serpent in the tree and gives Eve a violin.
Imagine a box of fresh local produce gets delivered to your apartment doorstep. Does it get devoured as a welcome alternative to campus options or rot alongside last night's leftovers from The Cellar? Last week, residents of the 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of the University Forest Apartments received a knock at the door, not to find a box of produce, but rather a fellow student advocating fresh food delivery. Celeste Reppond, a University of Richmond senior, considers herself on a journey of health, she said.
The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement opens its weekly Brown Bag Series Sept. 6 with speaker Ed Trask discussing Richmond's Street Art Festival . The CCE holds discussions most Fridays from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m.
The Richmond Rowdies, a student organization that promotes varsity athletics and school spirit, is revamping its approach to get students more involved on game days. The changes start within the group itself, said senior Josh Grice, president of the Rowdies.
Chemistry professor Carol Parish established a sub-chapter of Richmond's Guiding Eyes for the Blind on campus this spring, with official sponsorship of the university. The university's new sub-chapter has 20 student members and will start raising two puppies this coming fall semester, she said.
"When I first entered the gym I thought, 'This is it; this is where my life ends.' I was so scared, my legs were shaking and I was so afraid that I would have to dance alone." This quote is on the wall in the Dancing Classrooms New York City studio and describes the initial terror that a student faced before taking his first dance lesson.
SAVE, a new organization on campus committed to educating the community about sexual violence, will be hosting Take Back the Night on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
On the evening of Saturday, March 30, friends and family members came together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University of Richmond's a cappella group Off the Cuff. A segment of the concert was dedicated to recognizing OTC's three current seniors, Andrew Thomas, Ryan Cooke and Taylyn Hulse.