The Collegian
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Rachael Bilney

Faculty, students address lack of Friday classes

Where have Friday classes gone? Students have noticed fewer classes on Fridays, and while some professors say their departments aren't changing, others say changes are being made to their schedules. The science department still prefers to teach Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday classes, chemistry professor Lisa Gentile said in an email response, but other schools such as the Business School and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies have seen changes over the last few years. There have been several factors that have led to fewer Friday classes, most notably a scheduling overhaul that goes back several years, said Bob Nicholson of the Robins School of Business. Just before the 2008 fall semester, Richmond changed from a credits system to a units system, he said.

Richmond around the World

Two University of Richmond students, Simrun Bal and Andrew Lyell, were awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships and participated in abroad programs last summer. Bal and Lyell were among 575 students to receive the scholarship out of nearly 5,200 applicants. The U.S.

Common Ground hosts Saturday alternative events

Cultural Alternative Events is a new series of programs sponsored by Common Ground which offer activities for students who are looking to break away from the party scene and have a mellow Saturday night, Lisa Miles, assistant director of Common Ground, said. The cultural advisers program started last February with a dozen students dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the residence halls, Miles said.

Albrights making Richmond Spiders soccer a family affair

Women's soccer head coach Peter Albright, junior goalie Allie Albright and freshman forward Timmy Albright are all competing under one roof at Richmond, even if they aren't living under the same one anymore. The Albrights are Richmond locals; Allie and Timmy attended Collegiate School where their mother Karen teaches and coaches track and field. Peter is starting his 16th season as head coach at Richmond and Allie is in her third season since joining the team in 2009.

Damaged: concussions affecting former football player

Chris Hurlburt came to Richmond from Vienna, Va., to play football, but after suffering his seventh concussion during summer training camp in 2010, he was forced to quit. Hurlburt walked-on to the team as a fullback, a position based on running the ball and blocking for the quarterback and other running back. During training camp the summer of 2010, Hurlburt suffered his sixth concussion.

First regatta is a success for team

Five boats from the University of Richmond club crew team competed in its first regatta of the season last Saturday at the College of William and Mary's inaugural 5-kilometer "Chick Chase" and one Richmond boat placed first. William and Mary hosted the race on the Chickahominy River which featured Richmond, James Madison University, Old Dominion University and Liberty University. Low temperatures and high winds made for a difficult day on the water, said Catesby Sanders, club president.

Business school hosts C Suite Conversations

The Robins School of Business' C Suite Conversations highlight local leaders and executives in a speaker series. The series is designed to bring in people of responsibility and conduct unscripted conversations on leadership skills and decision making in front of an audience. Richard Coughlan, senior associate dean of the business school, created the series while Queally Hall was being designed, he said. The new building has the space to hold larger speaking events such as this series, which the business school couldn't hold previously, he said. The conversations are free to attend and open to the Richmond public, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, Coughlan said.

New program keeps students in stands

At last weekend's home football game the athletic department kicked off the fourth quarter frenzy, a new program designed to keep students in the stands for the entire game. The fourth quarter frenzy is run by the athletic department, but each week a different student organization will sponsor a game and offer prizes for attending students, said Jana Ross, assistant director of athletic marketing and fan development. The Richmond Rowdies were the first organization to sponsor the event and one student won a colored nook, said Sarah Huang, president of the Richmond Rowdies. Unifying Events will sponsor this weekend's coming game against VMI and one student will win four tickets to the family weekend football game, Ross said.

Spiders pick up 3rd win in 4 games by defeating the Flames

The University of Richmond women's soccer team fought its way to a 1-0 win over Liberty University Sunday night at Robins Stadium to tally its third win in four games. Richmond had 28 shots against Liberty's seven, but physical play kept the team from capitalizing on more of those opportunities, head coach Peter Albright said. "The referee allowed physical play all night, which really disadvantaged us," Albright said.

Students reflect on bus trip to Duke to see Richmond's win

More than 120 students boarded three buses last Saturday to travel to Duke University for the first football game of the season. Students paid $25 for a game ticket and the Richmond Rowdies covered bus fees, said Sarah Huang, president of the Richmond Rowdies.

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