The Collegian
Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Total cumulative cases

4660

Total COVID-19 tests

0.4%

Total positivity

2

Current cases

0.2%

Current monthly positivity rate

Eliza Morse


Students to perform "Rent" this fall

This November, students will perform the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, "Rent," in the Alice Jepson Theatre. Tickets for the show will go on sale Oct.

Film Studies major introduced

This year, for the first time, students at the University of Richmond have the option to major in film studies. The major's requirements include six electives and three mandatory courses: Introduction to Film Studies, Film Theory and a research seminar. Although this is the major's first semester, it is something that has been in the works for a number of years, said Abigail Cheever, associate professor of English. Cheever, who began teaching at Richmond in 2001, said: "From the day I started at UR, students have always asked me if they could major in film studies.

Julie Stevenson, '11

Student interns in Guatemala

When Julie Stevenson arrived in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, this past May, never having taken a single Spanish class, she had 12 weeks to help design and establish a new accounting system for Asociacion de Mujeres del Altiplano (AMA), a non-governmental organization whose members didn't speak English. Three months later, Stevenson, a senior, said she had completed her task and had even been able to act as a translator for service groups from the United States that had come to work with the organization. Stevenson said she had taken Spanish classes during the first six weeks of her stay, and by the third or fourth week she was able to talk to everyone at her internship without a translator. Stevenson got her first taste of Guatemala during the spring of her sophomore year, she said, when she went on a spring break trip sponsored by the University of Richmond and organized by the Highland Support Project (HSP), a non-profit based in Richmond that works with AMA and other Mayan communities in Guatemala. "One of the reasons I really wanted to go to Guatemala and live and work abroad was to learn about other cultures," Stevenson said.

Florence, Italy: Part I of II

It's a beautiful morning in the piazza, and the bus driver's son is dead. He died in a car accident the night before, and the bus driver just found out.

Caroline Vincent, '11, begins a tour around campus for the children

Photo Gallery: Underprivileged children tour campus

Members of the the University of Richmond's DEX business fraternity and the Western Henrico Rotary Club sponsored a campus tour and trip to a men's basketball game on Sunday for children in the community identified by the Tuckahoe YMCA as underprivileged. The YMCA matches the children with organizations, such as the Rotarians, who spend time with the children.

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Tim Adkins and Sam Sheppard of Backyard Farmer collaborated with students from Green UR and UR Rot on Sunday to create a composting unit near the 1800 block of the University Forest Apartments

Backyard Farmer 3/21

Tim Adkins and Sam Sheppard of Backyard Farmer collaborated with students from Green UR and UR Rot on Sunday to create a composting unit near the 1800 block of the University Forest Apartments

Tim Kaine speaking at VCU on November 3rd, 2009, the day before election day

Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine speaking at VCU on November 3rd, 2009, the day before election day

Tim Kaine speaking at VCU on November 3rd, 2009, the day before election day

Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine speaking at VCU on November 3rd, 2009, the day before election day

William Deng, Dr. Mohammad Ahmed, Addalla Musa Nour, Anthony Makuach, and Chol Leeth sit together, awaiting their second question

Sudan Event 4/22

William Deng, Dr. Mohammad Ahmed, Addalla Musa Nour, Anthony Makuach, and Chol Leeth sit together, awaiting their second question

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