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Monday, May 20, 2024

Olivia Simons

Timothy Brooks drug-trafficking case follow-up

Timothy Brooks, a student who briefly attended University of Richmond as a freshman in fall 2013, was charged with hatching a nationwide drug-smuggling operation, according to the Washington Post. Brooks, 18, was admitted to Richmond to play lacrosse on scholarship during his senior year at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pa.

LAIS majors to present research at student symposium

April 17, students majoring in Latin American and Iberian Studies will showcase their research, writing and knowledge base at the ninth annual LAIS Student Research Symposium. As a graduation requirement, all LAIS majors are required to present a 10-minute paper in Spanish.

Art fundraiser for World Pediatric Project to be held on campus

March 23, Bon Air Artists Association will feature 66 artists and their work in the Artful Healing show at the Jepson Alumni Center in support of World Pediatric Project. World Pediatric Project is a non-profit organization based in Richmond that provides healthcare to children in developing countries in Central America and the Caribbean who do not have access to proper healthcare, according to the WPP website. "There are a lot of students from UR that intern and volunteer with WPP, and we have a lot of support from local artists as well," Treva Thomas, director of development at WPP, said. The association is estimating to raise between $15,000 and $25,000 for WPP, said Joyce Satterwhite, a member of the Bon Air Artists Association. The art will include paintings, photographs, sculptures and 3-D pieces.

New class studies nightlife as an art form

"Nightlife as an Art Form" is a course in the department of theatre and dance that allows students to attend concerts, throw parties and learn to deejay, all for academic credit. Professor Madison Moore has been teaching at University of Richmond as a postdoctoral fellow since fall 2012.

School of Continuing Studies offers free noncredit classes

Learning interior design, Microsoft Excel or even how to find your ancestors on the web has now become easier with free noncredit courses offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Registered undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in one free SPCS noncredit course each semester.

Richmond College student chooses to start career early at Vice News

A Richmond College student, who has lived in and traveled the world from Colombia to Syria, is choosing an unconventional route to start his career early this spring at Vice News. Leo Chiquillo will be leaving University of Richmond to start a full-time position in two weeks working at Vice News. Vice News is a new global news channel that will broadcast documentaries about the world's most important, current issues.

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