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Liz Aquilino

Environmental activist talks to student group

Members of GreenUR organized a Skype video call with Tim DeChristopher, an environmentalist who was recently convicted of two felonies, to get students thinking about civil disobedience in the face of the climate crisis. A group of 15 students met in the Queally Hall auditorium at 5 p.m.

Tim Kaine uses personal tactics in Senate campaign

Former Governor and University of Richmond law professor Tim Kaine is running for a seat in the Senate and plans on using what Virginians have taught him during his years in public service to get him there. Kaine began his political career as city councilman in 1994 and then moved on to hold the offices of mayor and governor.

New methods prepare women's tennis for A-10s

The University of Richmond women's tennis team is taking advantage of an innovative fitness strategy and team unity to try and claim its third consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference title in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. As the top-seeded team, the Spiders are going into the tournament expecting to win.

Student interns gain political insight

Many University of Richmond students spent the first six weeks of the semester interning at the Virginia General Assembly, making connections and gaining political experience that may help them along their career paths. The first step for the interns was enrolling in a two-unit legislative internship class with professor Daniel Palazzolo, said senior intern Ben Paul. Palazzolo then matched each student with a delegate or senator who shared his or her interests and political beliefs, Paul said. The interns worked 20 hours each week doing administrative tasks, attending receptions and keeping track of the bills being passed. "There's a lot of grunt work you have to do," said senior intern Nicole Prunetti.

Men's lacrosse looks to build tradition

The University of Richmond's men's club lacrosse team continues to gain legitimacy as it begins its first season playing under the varsity club title. The team gained varsity club status last semester, which is a new term used nationally to describe a sport that resembles a varsity sport, but is not formally recognized as one, said Tom Roberts, the director of the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.

Athletic department to change student fan section in stadium

Representatives from the athletic department at the University of Richmond plan to move the student fan section of the Robins Stadium to the opposite end zone and change the game day atmosphere in the process. After evaluating turnouts from the first season of on-campus football games, the biggest change to be implemented was the location and size of student seating, said Jana Ross, assistant athletic director for marketing and fan development.

Group uses live models to encourage trafficking response

Members of Students Stopping the Trafficking of People put live models in the UR bookstore windows last week to raise awareness about human trafficking. The models, who were dressed as sex workers and domestic servants and wore signs that read "Human to go" and "Buy one, get one half-off," were meant to do more than serve as a shocking visual image, said sophomore Addie Rauschert, president of SSTOP. "We wanted to move people beyond the level of awareness," she said.

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