The Collegian
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Elise Reinemann

Ukrops becomes Martin's

After years of serving the local Richmond community, the Village Ukrop's will re-open as Martin's Food Market on Monday, April 26, following a week-long, multi-million dollar renovation. Since the announcement of the sale of the 25 Richmond and Williamsburg area Ukrop's stores to Ahold's Giant-Carlisle division, which operates Martin's, at least five Ukrop's stores have been temporarily closed in waves so that they can be renovated. "We are making a significant and a multi-million dollar investment in each of the stores to improve the overall shopping experience," Martin's spokeswoman Tracy Pawelski said. Pawelski said the new amenities would vary by store, but that all the stores would be upgraded with new decor, improved lighting and new technology.

Senior studio art majors to present their work

Seven senior studio art majors will exhibit works across a variety of media at "Feed Me Art," the 2010 senior thesis exhibition, from April 16 to May 9. The exhibition, which will take place at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art on campus and at Russell/Projects Annex at the Plant Zero complex in downtown Richmond, features photography, a graphic novel, painting, installation, printmaking and digital videos. "This capstone experience for the seniors shows the range of ways of making art," Richard Waller, executive director of University Museums, said.

Baseball begins conference play at Pitt Field Friday

Consistency will be the key to the baseball team's success as it starts its Atlantic 10 Conference play this Saturday against Fordham University. In what coach Mark McQueen called one of its most challenging early seasons, the baseball team has played better than its record reflects, he said. "We beat the teams we should have and played competitively against the higher-ranked teams," McQueen said. The biggest challenges facing the team as it heads into A-10 conference play are consistency and finding the right pitching lineup.

New York Times bestselling author holds lecture

The literary world needs to forget preconceived notions of fiction and nonfiction and develop new forms of literature that mimic the digital, fast-paced developments of the 21st century, New York Times bestselling author David Shields said to an audience of about 60 people on Monday night. In a lecture titled "Genre is a Minimum Security Prison," Shields spoke on his 10th book, "Reality Hunger: A Manifesto," which argues for a more sophisticated notion of nonfiction writing that would keep up with contemporary society. The rapt audience in the Brown-Alley Room listened as Shields argued that the typical old and crumbling forms of literature were not meeting the need for reality in today's society. Shields said his book argued for a more sophisticated notion of nonfiction as an art, where writers could borrow from previous writers.

UR Men 4 Change ends tour with cumulative discussion

What does hooking up really mean? Students asked each other about topics such as casual hook ups, sex and racial issues on campus at the last UR Men 4 Change meeting of its month-long program, "UR Men 4 Change: On Tour." About 25 students gathered in the Brown Alley Room on Wednesday night for an informal cumulative discussion.

ChinaFest features films and speakers

The University of Richmond hosted the fifth-annual ChinaFest last weekend, featuring Chinese films and speakers on Chinese subjects. ChinaFest originally began as a film festival with the goal of promoting an understanding of Chinese culture in America.

Women's golf ready for spring season despite snow

The harsh cold and snow haven't stopped the women's golf team from preparing for its spring season. Members of the team have been preparing by putting in their rooms, working out four times a week and practicing their swings in an indoor facility at the Robins Center, which coach Jill Briles-Hinton set up with cameras, said senior Annie Sprick and freshman Grace Kingdom. "It's been hard with the snow," Sprick said, "but we've been doing what we can and we're all a lot stronger and physically ready to go." The team started the 2009-2010 school year with its new coach, Briles-Hinton, who was formerly the head coach at the University of Florida for 11 years.

Bus service to campus limited; shuttle started

The Greater Richmond Transit Company suspended all weekend service and severely cut back the weekday service on the Route 16 Westhampton line that serves University of Richmond, starting last Sunday. The bus will now run from 5:30 a.m.

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