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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Sheryl Crow rocks the vote

The performers at the "Get Out and Vote" concert at the Richmond Coliseum on Tuesday night expressed a desire for change and peace in America after the coming election. Between songs, The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and Santogold all encouraged the people in the audience to take advantage of their right to vote on Election Day. "I believe that we have the opportunity to change the course of our nation," Crow said. The tour, which played in cities in swing states, was sponsored by Rock the Vote, a non-partisan organization aimed at encouraging youths involvement in politics. Santogold, who amplified her electronic sound with metallic-clad back-up dancers, opened the show with her new-age techno hits, such as "The Creator" and "Shuv It." She said the lyrics of "Shuv It" were especially poignant because they were about speaking up and causing change. "We got some serious fixing up to do," Santogold said.


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New committee to address environment

By Paige Zorniger Collegian Staff In light of University of Richmond President Ayers' "Climate Commitment," dedicated to making campus more environmentally sustainable and friendly, the Richmond College Student Government Association is working to create a sustainability sub-committee.


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Obama speaks before 13,000 at Richmond Coliseum

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama told a crowd of 13,000 people on Wednesday at the Richmond Coliseum not to be "hoodwinked" by the economic policies of John McCain, whose proposals Obama said would be a continuation of the Bush administration's. "The question isn't, 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago?'" Obama said, "the question is, 'Are you better off now than you were four weeks ago?'" Obama, who was introduced by Democratic Gov.


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Mayoral debate on campus marks university's ties to City of Richmond

The city of Richmond's four mayoral candidates told a crowd in the Alice Haynes Room on Wednesday night that university students had a vital role in shaping the city's future. Robert Grey, Dwight Jones, William Pantele and Lawrence Williams participated in the debate, hosted by the University of Richmond and moderated by political science professor Dan Palazzolo, which lasted about an hour and a half. The candidates are vying to replace Mayor Doug Wilder, who announced in May that he would not seek re-election.


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Students learn to market international experience

With approximately 60 percent of University of Richmond students studying abroad each year in increasingly diverse locations, many students are looking to correlate their international education with employability. Representatives from Richmond's Office of International Education and the Career Development Center have recognized the importance of applying international experiences to employment opportunities and on Monday, Oct.


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Administration officials say drinking 'not a new problem'

The number of students being rushed to the hospital for alcohol-related illnesses so far this year is not unusual, nor is it a new problem, administration officials say. "Many times, the more you have is a reflection that you've had more education," said Steve Bisese, vice president for student development.


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Members hear campus improvements

By Paige Zorniger Collegian Reporter While many students were enjoying the snow cones and soft pretzels from RCSGA's pre-homecoming tailgate in the Heilman Dining Center last night, RCSGA members met to discuss several important items. First, three students from the Theatre Department's Production Studies III class stopped by to ask for financial support.


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Forums stir varied student reaction to explicit e-mail

A sexually explicit fraternity recruitment e-mail that leaked more than two weeks ago has sparked outrage over both the e-mail's content and a recommendation from the Richmond College Dean's Office to suspend the student who wrote it. But widespread rumors that the student has been suspended have turned out to be untrue, according to documents obtained by The Collegian and an interview with the student. The university is charging the student with violating the university's sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination policies; disorderly and obscene conduct; and inappropriate behavior or expression, according to an e-mail sent to the student from the Richmond College Dean's Office. Based on the charges, the student faced three options: resigning from the university, accepting the dean's recommended suspension until May 2009, or taking his case before the university hearing board, according to e-mails and reviews of the university's judicial policies. The student said he decided to have his case heard before the university hearing board, meaning the sanctions recommended by the dean's office are nullified.


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Police Report: 10/23/08

Possession of Fake ID Oct. 10, 12:31 p.m. A Richmond College student attempted to use a fake ID at McCormack's Irish Pub and left his belongings at the pub.


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Obama energizes 13,000 supporters in downtown Richmond

[slideshow=7,550,367] Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told a crowd of 13,000 people Wednesday at the Richmond Coliseum not to be "hoodwinked" by the economic policies of John McCain, whose proposals he said would be a continuation of the Bush administration. "The question isn't, 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago?'" Obama said.


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McCain rallies crowd of thousands in northern Virginia

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain rallied supporters in Virginia on Saturday in a state that polls suggest is slipping out of 44 years of his party's control. "It's great to be here in the Commonwealth; this is a must-win state!" McCain said as he opened his speech to about 7,000 people in Woodbridge.