The Collegian
Friday, August 12, 2022

Megan Wilson


UR students vote in record numbers at local polls

At 5:45 a.m., a line more than a block-and-a-half long snaked out of the Westhampton Baptist Church voting precinct where 2,200 voters were registered. By 10:30 a.m., more than 30 percent of those voters had cast their ballots, said Richard Stone, chief officer of elections.

Ayers urges new students to engage in school's future

President Edward Ayers called on new students Monday afternoon to actively shape the school's identity, and also acknowledged that increasing diversity was "an obligation" the university was still trying to fulfill. The remarks, delivered at a welcome address attended by about 400 students at the Robins Center, offered the first glimpse of Ayers' completed transition from a freshman president to a now firmly established leader.

Students mobilize against black doll noose incident

After this year's third racially charged incident on campus and what some consider a slow response from the administration, students are evaluating their emotions and taking action. Various university community members convened Friday afternoon in the Brown Alley Room to discuss the incident -- the first of many meetings to today, when a group of students will personally address President Edward Ayers.

Law student killed in cliff fall

Robert A. Slimak, a third-year student at the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law, died after falling from the notoriously dangerous Crabtree Falls cliffs in Nelson County. He died around 3:30 p.m.

Chalk, please: Officials permit chalking on Forum

Every Saturday at 1 p.m. there could be a gathering of students in the forum taking turns talking on a soapbox, drawing on the forum in chalk and exchanging ideas amongst themselves. This is one of many ideas expressed by junior Neil Maneck from the soapbox last Friday afternoon.

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