Next semester, three new student-run organizations will join the expanding list of extracurricular clubs at the university. The three organizations were approved at the faculty meeting in October.
The week before thanksgiving break, the organization Stop Hunger Now allowed students to donate meal swipes at the dining hall to raise money for its meal-packaging event in the spring, Adrienne Piazza said. Piazza is the coordinator of student development and educational programming and in charge of the on-campus effort to promote the organization and its cause. "Although I am not certain how many meal swipes we raised this year, in the past years we've raised around $1500, that goes towards the meal packaging event," Piazza said. The biggest event held by the Center for Civic Engagement issued coalition, is the meal-packaging event that takes place in the February, she said.
Every great business was born in a basement, said David Shack, a 2010 graduate, about working from the home office in his basement. Shack, along with Andrew Vassallo, another 2010 graduate, came up with an idea to create Spogo, an interactive application for iPhones that allows its users to make predictions during live football games.
The University of Connecticut's head women's basketball coach, Geno Auriemma, is proposing that the rim for women's collegiate basketball be lowered seven inches. Auriemma has won seven NCAA championships, 19 Big East Regular Season Championships and a gold medal, coaching the women's 2012 Olympic basketball team. Auriemma announced the idea in an article in The Hartford Courant, stating that there would be fewer missed layups because the players would be closer to the rim when shooting.
It definitely isn't real yet, Zac Brown, a goalkeeper for the men's varsity soccer team said at the last soccer game for the university. "Even though the university completely turned its back on us, I just can't imagine this having been the last game for Spider soccer," he said. The bleachers were painted red and white by the scarves worn by many fans in the stands that were distributed by the alumni that are spearheading the ''Carry The Flag'' coalition.
In a Target commercial that aired during the coverage of the summer Olympics, an excited high school senior opens his acceptance letter to attend the University of Richmond. That high school senior, Tim Gruber, is now a freshman and a member of the men's track and field team.
University of Richmond community members gathered in the Ukrop Auditorium Sunday afternoon to discuss the Board of Trustees' recent decision to cut the men's track and field and soccer teams in favor of adding a men's lacrosse team at a forum called UR SOS (Save Our Sports). President Edward Ayers spoke and answered questions about the decision and why it took place, while others spoke in opposition to the news.
The bi-annual Writers Series, sponsored by the Department of English faculty, began Wednesday with a reading by award-winning novelist Lydia Millet. Millet read one of her works and also answered questions about her writing, her work and literature. The reading began at 7 p.m.
The absence of University of Richmond President Edward Ayers and Athletic Director Jim Miller at the game was spineless and pathetic, said the angry father of one of the players of the men's soccer team.