The Collegian
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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APO prom gives local senior citizens chance to dance

Mike Callahan escorted his wife, Shirley, to their second prom, 53 years after escorting her to her senior prom at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. The 17th-annual Alpha Phi Omega prom, themed "An Evening Under the Sea" and held in the Alice Haynes room Wednesday, drew 40 senior citizens from the Richmond community, said junior Kim Pham, a brother in Alpha Phi Omega.

Three former Spiders to play pro football in Richmond

The Richmond Revolution, Richmond's new Indoor Football League team, signed three former University of Richmond football players to its 27-player roster for the 2010 season. Alumni Ryan Mace, Richmond College '05, Stephen Howell, RC '07, and Sherman Logan, RC '08, will make their Revolution debuts at the city's Arthur Ashe Jr.

middle senior intern Margaret Sherridan from Stetson University
Leading a discussion on how to better the school's Bonner Scholars program.

Bonner Scholars across the nation convene at Richmond

The University of Richmond hosted the 2009 Bonner Congress for the first time since the conference's 1997 inception, giving 170 Bonner Scholars from colleges across the United States an opportunity to further their service projects and combat student apathy on their campuses. Edward Ayers, Richmond's president, and Wayne Meisel, president of The Corella and Bertram F.

Accouting professor named one of most influential in field

Joe Hoyle, associate professor of accounting in the University of Richmond's E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, was named to Accounting Today magazine's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" list for 2009. The list, which Accounting Today has been compiling for nearly 20 years, includes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and the Chief Executive Officers of firms such as KPMG and Ernst & Young, as well as other professors and professionals who have affected the field. The article noted Hoyle's Web site,, which provides review materials and practice exams to help people prepare for the CPA exam.

Sophomore Courtney Lund monitors a table promoting The Clothesline Project outside Boatwright Memorial Library Tuesday afternoon.  The project is aimed at addressing the issue of violence against women. It honors women survivors as well as victims of intimate violence.
Students who were victims of domestic violence or knew victims could make shirts to hang on the line.

Students use T-shirts to support victims of violence

T-shirts bearing messages such as "Stop the violence" and "We will fight back" hung from a clothesline on the lawn outside the Boatwright Memorial Library on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Clothesline Project, a movement to raise awareness about violence against women. The project, which is supported once a year by Women Involved in Living and Learning, gives students affected by violence an opportunity to express their emotions on a shirt.

Family Weekend planning affected by holidays

Students will not be able to bring their parents and siblings to a University of Richmond home football game this coming Family Weekend because of conflicts between the university's and the football conference's schedules. Officials at the university's Office of Parent Programs schedule Family Weekend two to three years in advance, wrote Lisa Van Riper, assistant vice president for communications, in an e-mail.

Richmond's endowment rebounds after sharp drop

The University of Richmond's endowment rebounded during the last six months, increasing in value by approximately 11 to 12 percent, according to university officials. That rebound followed a roughly 14 percent drop during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009, said Srinivas Pulavarti, president of Spider Management Company, the university's investment office. The endowment's preliminary market value as of August 30, 2009, was approximately $1.5 billion, Pulavarti said. The endowment comprises approximately 40 percent hedged equities, 6 percent real assets, 30 percent absolute return, 5 percent real estate and 20 percent cash or opportunistic investments, he wrote in an e-mail. The endowment's good standing is due to investments' high hedged exposure and very little exposure to market risk, Pulavarti said.

The new Area Coordinator of the apartments recently said undercover cops will now be patrolling campus, and may even enter apartments to look for people that are serving alcohol to minors.

Police patrols meant to prevent drunk driving, ensure safety

During the first few weeks of classes, officials at the University Police Department have increased the number of patrols to prevent alcohol-related illnesses and injury among students. Contrary to campus rumors that undercover officers perform the patrols, they will be lead by officers in uniform, said Capt.

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