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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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CAB expresses concerns to Strategic Plan Committee

By Paige Zorniger Collegian Reporter The fifth and final point of the University of Richmond's Strategic Plan aims to ensure each student has a "distinct" experience during his or her four years on campus. Strategic Plan committee members say they hope that this point will help foster a feeling of connection, enthusiasm and togetherness among university community members. During its meeting Oct.


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Report shows upward trend in civic engagement

By Emma Anderson Collegian Reporter A 2007 community engagement report shows the University of Richmond had a $450 million annual economic impact on the Greater Richmond economy, contributed over 100,000 hours of community service a year and was one of the top 25 private employers in the Greater Richmond area. Yet, the university is looking for ways to make an even greater impact. John McCulla, director of community relations, compiled the report and said the university was on an upward trend for community engagement.


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Spider Fund adjusts to economy

Finance students involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund, called SMIF or Spider Fund, are working to adjust investment strategies with $300,000 of the university's endowment. As the Dow Jones industrial average dropped on Wednesday to 9258.10, down 189.01 from the previous day's close, fourteen of the university's top finance students who comprise the Spider Fund are putting their education to use by working to ensure the school's money will survive a volatile stock market and uncertain economy. This portion of the school's estimated $1.6 billion endowment has been in the hands of Spider Fund members for 10 years.


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Mental Health Awareness Week observed on campus

By Elizabeth Hyman Collegian Reporter If you stopped by the Pier on Tuesday night and watched "A Beautiful Mind," you were helping, if only indirectly, to raise the awareness about mental health disorders. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a national event that is being brought to the University of Richmond for the first time by student-run organization Active Minds.


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Halloween Social plans under way

By Paige Zorniger Collegian Rerporter This week's RCSGA meeting convened with guest speaker Elyse Kenealy explaining an important program offered by an organization called "Camp Kesem." The children who attend the camp have parents who currently suffer or have suffered from cancer. The program is offered to the families free of charge, and Kenealy is hoping to get financial support from RCSGA to help send at least one student from the university to a learning seminar in California that will train to work at the camp. In terms of Homecoming, senate members announced that all the decorations for Homecoming week had been ordered, including banners to hang in the Tyler Haynes Commons as well as prizes that will be given out during the week.


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Members hear calls for funding

By Mary Morgan Collegian Reporter This week's Westhampton College Government Association meeting featured Provost Steve Allred, Chief academic officer at the university, who discussed his work on the Strategic Plan.


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Richmond wins grant for data visualization

By Michael Gaynor Collegian Reporter The National Endowment for the Humanities has just awarded Andrew Torget, director of the university's Digital Scholarship Lab, a $19,942 grant for research and an academic conference on data visualization in the humanities. The one-year-old Digital Scholarship Lab uses data visualization to find new perspectives on massive quantities of information that would otherwise be impossible to untangle.


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Republicans Round-Up On and Off Campus

By Jenn Hoffman Collegian Reporter Kids rode ponies, parents met political candidates and families mingled over boxed barbeque at the fourth annual Republican Round-Up at Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen, Va., on Sept.


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Tornado warning system malfunctions

The University of Richmond's tornado warning siren malfunctioned Monday, prompting a campus-wide e-mail and phone alert. The tornado warning system is tested on the first Monday of every month at 1:25 p.m.