By Taylor Engelson Collegian Reporter Writing doesn't become easier or less nerve-wracking said Peter Carey, a two-time Booker Prize winner who came to Richmond yesterday as part of the 2008-09 Writer Series. "You live with uncertainty and doubt, and you should," he said.
Students are suffering the consequences of a weekend of drinking that ended in five students being rushed to St.
University of Richmond students and faculty gathered in Whitehurst living room at 9 p.m. on Thursday for a vice presidential debate viewing party and post-debate reaction forum, where some students said they thought Gov.
By Michael Gaynor Collegian Reporter If you've been tuning in to the campus radio station recently, you're most likely getting a speaker full of static instead of the usual indie-rock riffs and underground hip-hop rhythms. That's because after 30 years of broadcasting from the third floor of the Tyler Haynes Commons, WDCE 90.1 FM is moving to a new location pocketed in the North Court basement. The move is the result of continued renovation to the Commons.
By Elizabeth Hyman Collegian Staff Although they may seem like simple underwater creatures, sponges could hold answers to many questions about evolution that University of Richmond biology professors Malcolm and April Hill are researching with a recently awarded grant from the National Science Foundation. "Assembling the Tree of Life: The Porifera Tree of Life Project" will be an investigation into the evolutionary relationships among sponges.
The benefits and distinctiveness of the new Living and Learning programs are coming into view after five weeks of school have put them to the test in and out of the classroom. "The strength of Living and Learning is that it just brings people that are different together that would normally be fragmented," said sophomore Dan Colosimo, a member of the Civic Engagement House. There are five year-long Living and Learning programs that comprise 16 students each, including a resident adviser -- Civic Engagement House, Spanish in the Community, Political Campaign House, Earth Lodge, and Life, Literature and Art. Each program includes a class related to the house theme as well as academic and social activities.
Nearly 52 percent of University of Richmond undergraduate students favor Barack Obama over John McCain for president, while the number of students who identify as Democrats, Republicans and Independents is virtually the same, according to a survey conducted last week by The Collegian. Obama carried a 20 percent advantage over McCain in the survey, results that are comparable to the 20 percent advantage Obama has among 18- to 25-year-olds in Virginia. Obama and McCain are tied in state polls, just one month outside of the election, but the latest survey from The Associated Press, released yesterday, showed Obama had surged 7 percentage points ahead of McCain nationally.
The Richmond College Student Government Association meeting opened with a presentation from architect Andrew McBride about the ongoing renovations to the Tyler Haynes Commons. Plans were shown to both RCSGA and Westhampton College Government Association members to solicit feedback from student government representatives. Interior designer Helen Reed debuted her initial plans for the renovation of the first floor and received strong opinions from senate members regarding color scheme choices.
During this week's Westhampton College Student Government meeting, held in the Alice Haynes Room, a motion was passed unanimously to donate $489 to Trick-or-Treat Street on behalf of WCGA. Trick-or-Treat Street, a fall festival for children in the Richmond community, will take place Oct.
The Senate passed a revised version of the $700 billion rescue package on Wednesday night that aims to bail out the crippled U.S.
Online managing editor Kimberly Leonard and online reporter David Larter will be live-blogging during the vice presidential debate from Whitehurst Living Room, beginning just before the debate's 9 p.m.
Jon Alpern was planning to go to graduate school in public health until he took a class and went on a service trip to Peru with political science professor Rick Mayes. "I knew at the end of the day I wanted to heal," he said.
Surrogates for presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain outlined similar programs to diversify America's energy portfolio to include alternative energy sources on Wednesday at the T.C.
Welcome to The Collegian's Live-Blog! Feel free to add commentary about the debate. Dan Petty, our online editor, was blogging live for The New York Times.
Students at the University of Richmond, like students throughout Virginia, are registering to vote in record numbers for the 2008 presidential election. Roughly 375 students at the university have registered to vote at various voter registration drives held by university groups, including University of Richmond for Obama and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.