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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Liz McAvoy


Board approves two additions to the non-discrimination policy

The University of Richmond Board of Trustees voted Thursday in favor of adding gender identity and gender expression to the school's non-discrimination policy. The affirmative vote makes Richmond only the third private college or university in Virginia to do so, behind Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.

Tweet, eat, sleep, repeat

Twitter is on the rise. Students, faculty and staff accessed Twitter.com an average of 1,500 times on Wednesday, said Greg Miller, manager of Richmond's network services. Now that this article is in print, that number will likely jump. Twitter, the social networking tool that allows users to share brief thoughts or links to other information they find meaningful or interesting, has been on the Internet for five years as of last Monday.

De Klerk calls for inclusivity

F.W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa, spoke at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a sold out Jepson Alumni Center. His speech, "The Challenge of the Century: Leading Change and Diverse Societies," discussed the important lessons of negotiation, management of change and leadership that led to the peaceful end of apartheid, according to the Jepson website. De Klerk currently leads The Global Leadership Foundation, an organization that is "near and dear to his heart," said Theo C.

Event to produce 20,000 meals for starving children

Approximately 100 volunteers will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 in the Alice Haynes Commons, and by the time three hours are up, will have packaged 20,000 balanced, nutritional meals through the Stop Hunger Now organization. "It's kind of a mad house, a big assembly line of people putting together bags of food," said Robert Maddux, adjunct professor of management. Maddux brought the Stop Hunger Now initiative to Richmond last semester, after deciding to pursue a meal-packaging effort for severely underprivileged children at a school in Orissa, India. Adrienne Piazza, coordinator of student development and educational programs for the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, has helped Maddux garner support for the program from faculty, staff and students. "We have actually reached our goal of $5,000," Piazza said.

Malone scholarship fund tops $50,000 in honor of lost sisters

The Jamie and Paige Malone Scholarship has raised more than $56,000 since it was established in honor of the Malone sisters, said Brian Eckert, media relations director for the University of Richmond. Following the July 15 accident that killed Jamie, a rising junior, and Paige, who graduated last May, the Malone family requested that donations be given to a building fund for Camp Anchor. Both sisters had been counselors at the camp for special-needs children in Hempstead, N.Y. The fund reached its goal so quickly that the family contacted President Edward Ayers to set up a scholarship fund to honor the women. "As word of Jamie and Paige Malone's death in the July 15 accident began to spread in Long Island, Richmond and the university community, the family, fellow students, even people who didn't know the women began contacting the university about setting up a UR scholarship fund in their memory," Eckert said. Around 335 contributors have donated to the scholarship fund so far, Eckert said. Both women were involved in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

President Ayers' salary not number one at Richmond

The University of Richmond employee who made the most money during the 2008-2009 academic year was someone most students have never even heard of. Srinivas Pulavarti made more money, including benefits, than President Edward Ayers ($710,472), head basketball coach Christopher Mooney ($362,339), and professor of psychology and President Emeritus William Cooper ($450,034). Pulavarti was paid $811,553 including benefits during the 2008-2009 academic year for his management of the university's endowment and other institutional investments as president of Spider Management Co. (see page 8 and page 43 of the tax document) Each year, the University of Richmond files a public report with the IRS that shows, among other things, the school's net assets and liabilities, net revenue, university endowment and compensation information for top officers and directors, as well as the highest-paid employees of the university who are not officers or directors.

Men's basketball tips off against The Citadel

The University of Richmond men's basketball team ended last season with a number of accolades it hadn't seen in a long time, if ever. The Spiders ended last season on a record-breaking streak, finishing with a school record-tying 26 wins and ranked 24th in the Associated Press Top-25 poll. The team also set school records for blocks and steals in a single season with 158 and 289 respectively. The Spiders face The Citadel for their home opener in the Robins Center at 7 p.m.

Photo Gallery: Trick Or Treat Street 2010

The Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils hosted the Trick or Treat Street philanthropic event Saturday at Old Fraternity Row, welcoming families from the Richmond community to campus for a day of Halloween games and activities.

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Adria Hoffman, Noah Scalin, Patricia Herrera, William Ashanti Hobbs III, Tonja Softic, Daniel Jose Custodio. Images in the background are a part of the "Voices for Change" exhibit in the UR Downtown Wilton Companies Gallery.

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Adria Hoffman, Noah Scalin, Patricia Herrera, William Ashanti Hobbs III, Tonja Softic, Daniel Jose Custodio. Images in the background are a part of the "Voices for Change" exhibit in the UR Downtown Wilton Companies Gallery.

The many attendees of the Take Back the Night event Tuesday evening joined together at the end to light candles in the dark.

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The many attendees of the Take Back the Night event Tuesday evening joined together at the end to light candles in the dark.

The many attendees of the Take Back the Night event Tuesday evening joined together at the end to light candles in the dark.

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The many attendees of the Take Back the Night event Tuesday evening joined together at the end to light candles in the dark.

Rev. John Rankin discusses his pro-life views in a debate about the issue of abortion.

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Rev. John Rankin discusses his pro-life views in a debate about the issue of abortion.

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