More than 50 people, many of them University of Richmond students, gathered in front of the Weinstein Jewish Community Center Tuesday afternoon to counter-protest a visit from an anti-gay, anti-Semitic church group. Four members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, including an 11-year-old boy, stood in front of the Weinstein JCC, carrying signs that read messages such as "God Hates Jews" and "Israel Is Doomed." The WBC protesters arrived around 1:30 p.m.
The Atlantic 10 first-place showdown between the University of Richmond and Xavier University lived up to all of its hype and expectations on Sunday, as the Spiders narrowly lost to the Muskateers in double-overtime. Junior forward Justin Harper missed a potential game-tying reverse layup as time expired and Richmond lost a nail-biter, 78-76, at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richmond junior Dan Geriot went to the line to shoot two free throws with 13.9 seconds to play during double overtime, but made only one of two, keeping the Xavier lead at 77-76.
After meeting with members of the University of Richmond administration Thursday afternoon, the Campus Activities Board has confirmed that Afroman will still perform at Pig Roast on March 27. CAB members decided they would not cancel the Afroman appearance despite recent concerns from University of Richmond community members that the rapper was inappropriate. "We think the benefits outweigh the potential negative outcomes," said Josh Huffines, who was president of CAB when it booked Afroman.
Three days after losing during the final seconds, the University of Richmond women's basketball team lost another tight ball game to Temple University, 77-67, on Wednesday night at the Robins Center. After Richmond pulled to within one point during the final minutes, Temple went on a 10-0 run to seal the game. The Spiders shot 31 percent from the field.
Senior Brittany Ford hit a game-winning jump shot with .9 seconds left to give Saint Joseph's University a 67-66 win against the University of Richmond women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center. Junior guard Kara Powell made a layup with 1:42 left to give Richmond a 66-63 lead, but the Hawks responded on the following possession with a jumper to cut the lead to 66-65 with 1:12 remaining. After a missed Hawk shot, senior guard Danielle Bell grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled by a Saint Joseph's player.
Deborah Sommers has been named executive director of the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond. She will take on her new position July 1. Sommers will be responsible for a number of performances and events at the Modlin Center including: the 45-event Great Performances Series, three main stage productions by the university's theatre and dance department and the University Players and Dancers, 30 musical performances in the Department of Music's Free Concert Series as well as community events and performances throughout the year. Sommers also will direct and teach Richmond's arts management program. Sommers was impressed by the faculty, students, staff at Modlin Center and overall environment at Richmond when she visited the university in January, she said. "Hearing that I would be a part of this amazing community, I was so excited to be going to the university," she said. Sommers has been the director of programming at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts since 1992. Before joining the Quick Center, Sommers was company administrator of the Performing Arts Center at the State University of New York at Purchase, coordinating the professional season programming, artists and residencies.
Senior guard David Gonzalvez tied a season high with 25 points as the University of Richmond men's basketball team defeated St.
Sat., Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m. Because of the weather, the University of Richmond will be closed Saturday, Feb.