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Dryden Witman

Peace Project receives $10,000 in funding

Juniors Zhivko Illeieff and Charles Mike were awarded $10,000 in funding from a scholar's program to support their project, "Faces of Communism," which will be composed of a Web site and documentary about communism in Bulgaria. Illeieff, who was born in Bulgaria, and Mike, both International Studies majors, will travel to Bulgaria at the end of May and will return to the United States at the end of July.

D-squad rocks the Pier

The University of Richmond's D-squad performed "D-squad Breaking the Habit" at its biannual performance on Friday, April 2 in the Tyler Haynes Commons. In the past, the squad had performed only hip-hop dances.

Proposed tower would improve cellular telephone service

The University of Richmond has applied for a Special Use Permit to install a 199-foot telecommunications monopole near Pitt Baseball Field to improve cellular and emergency communications on campus. "The main objective of the project is to improve the effectiveness of emergency communication since students rely on cell phones so much," said Kathy Monday, vice president for information services. As of February 2010, about 89 percent of Richmond students had registered their cell phones to receive alerts from Richmond's current emergency communication system.

Web site could provide a new forum for gossip

After Juicy Campus shut down on Feb. 5, 2009, the Anonymous Confession Board created a Web site,, which gave college students throughout the country the freedom to post about any facet of college life. Although the Web site was intended to promote an open discussion among college communities, Richmond's administration is concerned that it will encompass degrading and explicit discussions similar to those that were on Juicy Campus. Web sites like CollegeACB threaten Richmond's community because they allow anonymous comments, said Joseph Boehman, dean of Richmond College. "When students can write without repercussions, anything can come up," Boehman said.

Indoor track heats up during winter

The University of Richmond's track and field teams were forced to skip competition in the Patriot Games Tournament at George Mason University because of the snow last weekend, but despite missing one of the six meets the team uses to prepare for the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships, coaches Steve and Lori Taylor said they were optimistic that the teams would finish in the conference's top three. In order to succeed, Lori said each team member would need to focus on the mental and physical preparation needed to build confidence.

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