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Saturday, February 04, 2023

Katie Glover

Ayers examines university history, looks to future in inaugural speech

President Edward L. Ayers reflected on the University of Richmond's past and introduced the five principles of his strategic plan in his inaugural address on Friday. To a crowd of alumni, students, parents, staff and faculty, representatives of colleges, universities, seminaries, learned societies and professional organizations, Ayers said "history holds the seeds of what we can be." Ayers retold the history of Richmond and Westhampton colleges and the University of Richmond, emphasizing the importance he feels the university's history has.

Gossip Web site sparks controversy

"Always anonymous. Always juicy," is the self-proclaimed description of the Web site, which allows students at 50 colleges and universities to post anonymous comments about other students and organizations at their schools. The Web site urges students to "give us the juice," which has often resulted in racist, sexist, homophobic and offensive posts. The University of Richmond is not currently listed as one of the supported campuses, but anyone can look at the Web site.

Rising birth control prices squeeze college budgets

At university health centers nationwide, the price of prescription birth control has increased significantly during recent months, with some students now paying three or four times as much for birth control as they were last semester. The price increase is the result of the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which cut back on numerous government spending programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Off-campus party ends with 35 cited for drinking

During the early hours of Oct. 21, Henrico Police cited 35 people for unlawful purchase or possession of alcohol at an off-campus party on Center Ridge Drive, where four Richmond College students live. According to police reports, Henrico police officers arrived at the house just before midnight on Oct.

Is the university prepared for West Nile Virus?

Mosquitos in the city of Richmond, as well as many of the Henrico County zip codes surrounding the University of Richmond, have tested positive for the potentially lifethreatening West Nile Virus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The U.S.

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