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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Laura Allen


The Prince Resort wins beach week housing preference

Many University of Richmond students planning to attend beach week this year have made the switch from staying in houses to booking rooms at the Prince Resort. The hotel, located in the town of Cherry Grove in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is quickly becoming the favorite housing destination for Richmond students who flock there during the first week of May. Stephanie Foxwood, a representative from the reservations department of the Prince Resort, acknowledged that student bookings had increased from previous years. "We have a lot more Richmond kids staying with us during beach week this season," Foxwood said.

Award-winning play performed by students in Modlin

The University of Richmond department of theatre and dance debuted Dancing at Lughnasa in the Alice Jepson Theatre this weekend. The original show won the 1992 Tony Award for best play and has been performed by various theatre companies and universities across the country. Mary McDonnell, a theatre major at Richmond who played Kate Mundy in the show, said the cast had started rehearsals before spring break. "I try to participate in every main stage show," McDonnell said.

Students 'Speak Out' at Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night, the University of Richmond's annual event to raise awareness for sexual violence, garnered its largest crowd of student supporters and speakers since 2009. The open-microphone discussion was held Monday in the university forum, where male and female students gathered to listen to their peers speak about sexual assault.

Westhampton junior receives national research scholarship

Emily McFadden, a Westhampton College junior and biochemistry major, recently received the national Beckman Scholarship for outstanding undergraduate research in the chemistry and biological sciences. The Beckman Scholars Program , established in 1997, was designed to provide scholarships that contribute significantly in advancing the education, research training and personal development of select students in biochemistry and its relative fields, according to the program's website.

University of Richmond and VCU host French Film Festival

Professors at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University are co-hosting the 20th annual French Film Festival from March 29 to April 1 at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. Francoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick, a French professor at the University of Richmond, founded and designed the three-day festival along with her husband, Peter Kirkpatrick of VCU. "It started as a very small event with only five films, and we didn't have the money to invite any directors and actors from the films," Ravaux-Kirkpatrick said.

Richmond UFA's to be revamped during the summer

This summer, the university housing department has scheduled renovations of the 100, 300 and 400 blocks of the University Forest Apartments. The architects of BCWH and McMillan Pazdan Smith are leading the project and have actively sought students' opinions regarding the new designs.

UR and VCU hosting 20th Anniv. French Film Festival

Professors at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University are co-hosting the 20th annual French Film Festival March 29 - April 1 at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. Francoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick, a French professor at U of R, founded and designed the three-day festival along with her husband, Peter Kirkpatrick of VCU. "It started as a very small event with only five films, and we didn't have the money to invite any directors and actors from the films," Ravaux-Kirkpatrick said.

Business school dean is revolutionizing her role

As dean of the Robins School of Business, Nancy Bagranoff has many responsibilities -- but the roles that involve interactions with students are what she enjoys the most about her job. "Deans of academic colleges are often somewhat removed from students," Bagranoff said.

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