The Collegian
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Leigh Donahue


Beckman grant awarded to biology, chemistry students

The University of Richmond has once again received the Beckman Scholars award of $96,500, which will be split evenly between five student researchers in the biology and chemistry departments. Richmond was one of nine schools to receive the award, said Carol Parish, a chemistry professor.

Women's lacrosse enters Atlantic 10 play confident

The women's lacrosse team launched into its Atlantic 10 season this weekend, beating Temple University on Friday and losing to the University of Massachusetts on Sunday. The team finished out-of-conference play on March 20 with a loss to Towson University, 23-12.

Track hopes to improve after disappointing winter

The members of the University of Richmond track team are looking forward to a fresh start with the outdoor season after a disappointing outcome at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships in February. The team had the worst finish in the conference in the nine years that coaches Lori and Steve Taylor have been at Richmond, Lori said.

Free bus may be en route

Students tired of finding a designated driver or cab when traveling off campus may have a free alternative starting in the fall. The people behind "To the Bottom and Back," a nonprofit bus service, are talking with university administrators to work out a route to campus. The program, founded by Jim Porter last August, provides free transportation from 6 p.m.

Swimming finishes second, ends streak of A-10 titles

The University of Richmond women's swim team came back from 10th place after day one to finish second at the Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., last week. After Wednesday's events, the team found itself in last place, but the scores from the next day were high enough to boost the team into second place. "At no point did we ever give up," coach Matt Barany said. The preseaon poll predicted that Richmond would place second to Fordham University, and senior Katie Sieben said that the ranking motivated the team to work even harder. The relay races were also more competitive than ever this year.

Richmond alumnus is 'Don Giovanni'

Richmond alumnus Matthew Worth was recently cast in the lead role in the Virginia Opera production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni." Worth, Richmond College '00, grew up in a home filled with music.

The 31 associate members of Lambda Chi Alpha, seen here with national representatives Matt Schultz and Patrick Voldness, accepted bids during a ceremony Sunday night in the Tyler Haynes Commons.

Lambda Chi comes back

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is returning to campus after an 11-year absence. The fraternity, which was founded at Boston University in 1909, was formed at the University of Richmond in 1918 and held its charter until 1999. The Lambda Chi Fraternity Board of Directors declared the chapter inactive after it violated alcohol, hazing and risk management regulations, according to a Jan.

Photo Gallery: MLK Day celebration

The University of Richmond celebrated Martin Luther King Day Jan. 18 with a processional from the Jepson Quad to a service in Cannon Memorial Chapel which featured keynote speaker Oliver W.

Film studies students to have access to donated screenplays

Students who enroll in classes within the new film studies major now have access to more than 300 screenplays donated to the University of Richmond. The new major, which starts next fall, will be composed of nine courses offered in a variety of departments, including English, modern literature and cultures and maybe business, said Paul Porterfield, the head of the Media Resource Center and adjunct instructor of film studies. The founder and head of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum, Helene Wagner, approached the school after the Virginia Screenwriters Forum's librarian, Bill Sydnor, stepped down. "He had a room with boxes and boxes of scripts and it seemed natural to suggest them to U of R," Wagner said in a phone interview. The university gladly received the donation, which came free of charge. "We would have had to spend thousands and thousands of dollars at a time when it's really tight at the university to even begin to put together a collection like this," Special Collections Librarian Jim Gwin said. "Not many college campuses have that kind of resource available," Abigail Cheever, an associate professor of English, said.

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The 31 associate members of Lambda Chi Alpha, seen here with national representatives Matt Schultz and Patrick Voldness, accepted bids during a ceremony Sunday night in the Tyler Haynes Commons.

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The 31 associate members of Lambda Chi Alpha, seen here with national representatives Matt Schultz and Patrick Voldness, accepted bids during a ceremony Sunday night in the Tyler Haynes Commons.

The 31 associate members of Lambda Chi Alpha, seen here with national representatives Matt Schultz and Patrick Voldness, accepted bids during a ceremony Sunday night in the Tyler Haynes Commons.

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The 31 associate members of Lambda Chi Alpha, seen here with national representatives Matt Schultz and Patrick Voldness, accepted bids during a ceremony Sunday night in the Tyler Haynes Commons.

Trey McDonald, the University's Sustainability Coordinator, has been working to implement the Climate Action Plan on campus.

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Trey McDonald, the University's Sustainability Coordinator, has been working to implement the Climate Action Plan on campus.

Trey McDonald, the University's Sustainability Coordinator, has been working to implement the Climate Action Plan on campus.

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Trey McDonald, the University's Sustainability Coordinator, has been working to implement the Climate Action Plan on campus.

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