The Collegian
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Mia Webber

URPD adding new police officers

The University of Richmond Police Department is currently hiring more officers to add to its agency, and Dave McCoy, chief of police, hopes they become familiar faces on campus, he said. URPD currently has 22 sworn officers and state certified security guards, and is in the process of interviewing 13 new applicants for future patrol and police officer positions, McCoy said.

MCAT changes require additional courses of undergrads

Starting January 2015, the Medical College Admission Test will include a new section that will test pre-medicine students' knowledge of psychology and sociology and incorporate biochemistry and statistics into previous sections of the exam. The changes to the exam will require pre-med students to take college-level courses in biochemistry, psychology and sociology, increasing the number of prerequisite classes from eight to 11, according to a press release from Kaplan Test Prep.

Weinstein Center expands outdoor adventure club opportunities

With the addition of a new full-time employee at the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, the gym has been able to increase participation in its outdoor adventure club, Natural High. Lucia Anderson, the Weinstein Center's new outdoor and facilities coordinator, has devoted this semester to growing Natural High.

Office of Sustainability introduces new 'Eco-Reps' program in dorms

The Office of Sustainability has initiated a program that selects an Eco-Rep for each residence hall in an effort to increase awareness of sustainability programs on campus. Students who apply to be Eco-Reps will work with the residents in their building and encourage them to participate in the annual Eco-Olympics during the spring semester, said junior Casey Schmidt, an intern with the Office of Sustainability and one of the organizers of the Eco-Rep program.

Diversity Roundtable's Luaupalooza brings students together

\0x200BMany students stopped by the Unversity Forum Thursday evening for Luaupalooza, hosted by Diversity Roundtable and the Westhampton College resident assistants, to have some fun and relax before the stressful last week of classes. \0x200BThe island-themed social event was held from 5 to 8 p.m.

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