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Ayers examines university history, looks to future in inaugural speech

President Edward L. Ayers reflected on the University of Richmond's past and introduced the five principles of his strategic plan in his inaugural address on Friday. To a crowd of alumni, students, parents, staff and faculty, representatives of colleges, universities, seminaries, learned societies and professional organizations, Ayers said "history holds the seeds of what we can be." Ayers retold the history of Richmond and Westhampton colleges and the University of Richmond, emphasizing the importance he feels the university's history has.


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Inauguration Symposium features historical highlights

Scarlett O'Hara, Winslow Homer and Jude Law all made an appearance at the inaugural symposium held in the Robins Center arena last Thursday. President Edward Ayers, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and University of Virginia Lincoln Scholar Gary W.


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Race and ethnicities major proposed by university faculty

The university faculty is considering whether to develop a race and ethnicities major to increase the University of Richmond's commitment to diversity. That's according to religion professor Jane Geaney, who spoke at this week's Westhampton College Government Association Senate meeting. "We have to increase our commitment to diversity and it has to go beyond just words," Geaney said.


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Campus vigil service observes anniversary of Tech shootings

Students and faculty gathered on Wednesday in the Cannon Memorial Chapel to mark one year since the death of 33 people at Virginia Tech with words of reflection from President Edward Ayers, Acting Chaplain Kate O'Dwyer-Randall and Matthew White of the Office of the Chaplaincy. O'Dwyer-Randall opened the service by thanking the people there for attending, and asking them to think about the events of the past year.


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CAPS and students mourn death of intern

Juana Wu left a hole in the Richmond community when she died three weeks ago. Wu was a counselor at Counseling and Psychological Services as a practicum student under Elizabeth Stott while studying doctorate-track counseling and psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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Bernanke supports strengthening consumer protection

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech Thursday at the Jepson Alumni Center that he supported strengthening consumer protection rules and that market participants should be "more conservative and careful." He offered a series of recommendations for reforming the financial market, including increasing transparency about the risks of certain securities. "These recommendations should moderate the likelihood and severity of future financial shocks and enable market participants to better withstand shocks when they occur," Bernanke said in a speech in front of more than 250 people from the World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond.


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Ayers' presidential inauguration

In early 2006, Westhampton College Dean Juliette Landphair asked her former history professor Edward Ayers to consider applying to be the next president of the University of Richmond.


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Chief Taiwanese rep talks about country's relationship with U.S.

Chances are the computer you use everyday is imported from Taiwan despite the U.S. government's refusal to recognize it as a country. Joseph Wu, an expert on the unique bond between the United States and Taiwan, and a representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, lectured in Jepson Hall Thursday about the importance of Taiwanese-American relations. "Taiwan is a very important partner of the U.S.


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Panel examines McCain, Obama's foreign policy

John McCain and Barack Obama disagree on where America should be fighting the war on terror, but still have similar messages, two former White House advisers said in a panel Thursday. Stephen Yates, who served as the deputy national security adviser under Vice President Dick Cheney, and Derek Mitchell, a Defense Department official during the Clinton administration, discussed how presidential hopefuls McCain and Obama would approach foreign policy if elected in front of about 35 students and community members in Jepson Hall April 3. Terrorism remains the primary concern for all candidates, with McCain believing Iraq is the central focus of the war on terror, Mitchell said. "Obama says to get out of Iraq as carefully as we went in carelessly, and then focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan," Mitchell said. As far as considering Iraq as the current center of the war on terror, candidates are debating and evaluating what has been done so far and what to do now that war has been waged, Yates said. "Is there a war on terrorism?" he asked.


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Richmond alum who sold company to Yahoo! for $720 million receives accolades

The three most important things to manage in life are experience, change and time, the senior vice president of Right Media LLC said at the Robins School of Business honors convocation Tuesday morning. Michael Walrath, a University of Richmond alumnus, was on campus to receive the Robins School of Business Executive of the Year Award for 2008.


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Dining Hall stays green and spreads awareness for Earth Day

University of Richmond Dining Services is green in the eyes of the state, and with Earth Day approaching on April 22, spreading awareness of sustainability is a priority. Dining Services was certified as a Virginia Green Restaurant this year, though Cathy Moran, purchasing manager for Dining Services, said that Richmond had been complying with Virginia Green standards for at least five years now. "We're not very good about patting ourselves on the back," Moran said, "and I think that's maybe why we really didn't toot the horn before, but all along we've had a lot of green in-house." On Earth Day, Sierra Club, Renew and Dining Services are getting together to hold a food waste study and portion awareness day.


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Decreasing Richmond tuition not an option, Schuyler tells WCGA

President Edward Ayers' Chief of Staff Lori Schuyler presented the proposed strategic plan to the newly elected Westhampton College Government Association Wednesday night. "A strategic plan forces you to see how you are going to prioritize your time, how you are going to prioritize your energy, how you are going to prioritize your resources," Schuyler said.


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Play examines civil rights as campus reels over doll incident

The University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance and the University Players will soon present their last production of the season in the wake of a recent racial incident in Cousins Studio Theater. The production, "The Meeting" by Jeff Stetson, is being directed by associate professor Chuck Mike.


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Stadium construction could commence in eight months

The University of Richmond's plans to "move Spider football home" are still being developed as the university awaits approval of a special-use permit from the City of Richmond, but some neighbors are still not sure they're on board with the plans. The university hosted a community meeting about the stadium on April 1 to address the concerns of those that might be affected by the stadium at any point, from temporary construction concerns to long-term concerns about traffic and noise on game days.


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Robins school proposing tougher academic admission standards

The faculty at the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business has approved new academic standards for entrance to the business school and has sent a proposal to the University Faculty Senate to be voted on, according to Dean Jorge Haddock. According to the new plan, in order to be eligible to major or minor in business, economics or accounting, students would have to have a 2.7 grade point average after completing at least 12 units at the end of three semesters of college coursework including Principles of Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, and Calculus I or Scientific Calculus, or their equivalents.


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Newly appointed RCSGA senators sworn in, examine diversity issues

Recently elected Richmond College Student Government Association President Matthew Whittaker swore in newly appointed senators and class chairs during the senate's weekly meeting on Wednesday night in the Whitehurst Living Room. "We have a lot of new people, and I think they will all be pretty great," Whittaker said. He hopes that the newly elected members will bring in an outside perspective, he said. President Edward Ayers' Chief of Staff Lori Schuyler talked about Ayer's strategic plan and its purpose to identify collective items that the university should work toward.