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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Avril Lighty

Students to compete in programming contest

Nine University of Richmond students are competing in one of the world's most prestigious computer programming contests this weekend at Christopher Newport University and George Washington University. The 34th-annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, or battle of the brains, is expected to draw tens of thousands of students from universities in approximately 90 countries on six continents. One hundred regional champions will meet for the world championship Feb.

Weinstein Center widens focus of campus cancer awareness month

The Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness expanded the scope of its cancer awareness month campaign, shifting the focus from breast cancer to all types of cancer this year for the first time. Tracy Cassalia, manager of Health Education and Wellness, said because so many faculty, staff and students had been affected by cancer, she didn't want to limit the awareness efforts to only one type.

Writing project premieres on campus

University of Richmond staff members now have the opportunity to cultivate their writing skills both professionally and creatively through the university's new Staff Writing Project. The Staff Writing Project Web site consists of resources for writing on the job, writing and speech center assistance, GED preparation, English as a Second Language tutoring and book discussion participation.

Libertarians try to come to campus

A University of Richmond political science major is trying to bring another perspective to the university's political organizations through Students for Liberty, a libertarian group. Senior Danielle Lewis, 26, has been involved in the Libertarian Party for nine years.

Wood n racket farm

Students relax at alumnus' off-campus racket club

Students, faculty and alumni have discovered a place to play games and sports besides the Weinstein Recreation and Wellness Center or the Intramural fields - a place that even has a lake twice the size of Westhampton Lake. Wood N' Racket Farm is a racket club in Gum Spring, Va., about a 30-minute drive from campus.

University unveils plan to combat potential flu outbreak

In response to several influenza-like illnesses on campus, University of Richmond officials are informing students and staff about their responsibilities if an outbreak of H1N1, also known as the swine flu, occurs. Three such students - residents of Gray Court, South Court and North Court - developed influenza-like illnesses last weekend.

University officials describe influenza response plan

Students with influenza-like illnesses should return home if they live within several hours of the university, according to the H1N1 flu response plan sent to students today. In an e-mail to Richmond students, Steve Bisese, vice president for student development, recommended ? but didn't require ? that students sick with influenza-like illnesses return home if they live within five hours of Richmond and don't require public transportation to get there.

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