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Mia Lichter

Spiders top century mark in blowout win, 101-58, over Seahawks

The University of Richmond men's basketball team took an early lead and never looked back, defeating University of North Carolina-Wilmington 101-58 in its second game of the season Tuesday. "I thought our pressure and intensity dictated tonight's game in our favor," coach Chris Mooney said. After a back-and-forth start with a brief tie, Richmond gained momentum.

International Center wins statewide architecture award

The Carole Weinstein International Center received an award recognizing outstanding architecture from the Virginia American Institute of Architects. AIA gave the 2012 award of honor to the University of Richmond building for excellence in contextual design. The contextual design category looks at architecture that reflects the history, culture and physical environment of the place in which it stands and that, in turn, contributes to the function, beauty and meaning of its larger context, according to the award description. The AIA jury found the international center to be "an outstanding building, clear in its concept and exemplary in its detailing.

'Petition for Tradition' fights against Ring Dance changes

The changes to Ring Dance, which were decided on this year, have prompted many reactions from students and alumni including a petition organized by Anna Kuta, a Westhampton College alumna who graduated in 2011. Kuta started the petition after talking with alumni about their thoughts about the changes.

Staceyann Chin opens the Coming Out campaign

Jamaican-born poet, writer and activist, Staceyann Chin, spoke about her struggles growing up as an outspoken girl and homosexual to kick off the University of Richmond's Coming Out campaign. Chin has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, "60 Minutes" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She also co-wrote and performed in Russell Simmons' Def Jam Poetry on Broadway. Chin spoke to a group of about 60 students on Tuesday in the North Court Reception Room.

CASE honors Richmond for its fundraising improvement

The University of Richmond won a 2012 award honoring its superior fundraising program in the category of overall improvement. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognized Richmond after considering 1,011 eligible institutions, selecting 429 and awarding 30, said Julie Solomon, assistant vice president for development. "For the school overall it's a statement that we're doing the right things in terms of the programs we've put into place, and the alumni have been responding with gifts," Solomon said. CASE considered a many factors when judging the schools including: the pattern of growth in total support, evaluation of what contributed to the total support figure, overall breadth in program areas and their patterns of growth, pattern of donor growth among alumni donors and other individual donors and total support in relation to the alumni base. "It was surprising.

Cross country teams looking to build on strong start

Despite the graduation of several runners from last season, men's cross country coach Steve Taylor said there was a strong team returning this year, as well as promising new freshmen. The competitiveness and spirit of the team are things to be excited about, Taylor said. "This weekend we beat William and Mary and George Mason," Taylor said.

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