It's that time of year again. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the emails from the Senior Class Gift Committee are the only things more obnoxious than the pollen. Each year, the senior class is coerced -- er, I mean encouraged, to make a donation to the University of Richmond.
Alright, so let's clear things up here: I'm no longer an employee of The Collegian. I loved my time on staff, but during my last four weeks of college, I'm excited to be able to spill my opinions and reflections without having any of the constraints of a Collegian staffer or editor.
The University of Richmond men's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament, but the recently crowned Atlantic-10 champions earned a surprisingly low 12th seed and will play Vanderbilt University during the first round in Denver on Thursday. The game will be broadcast on TBS at approximately 4:10 p.m., immediately following the 1:40 p.m.
Hossein Sadid, vice president for business and finance at the University of Richmond, announced on Friday that the university will add multiple facets to its transportation services, including zip cars and a continuous shuttle system, starting next semester. In an e-mail to faculty, staff and students, Sadid highlighted three major additions that he said would "enhance our transportation strategy to address the mobility needs of the University community." Richmond will now partner with Groome Transportation, Zimride and Zipcar. Groome Transportation, a Richmond-based bus company, will purchase new buses and run continuous shuttles to serve as GRTC connectors, mall shuttles and on-demand vans.
Most University of Richmond students have heard news of the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, but the gravity of the situation was made clearer on Wednesday afternoon. The Jepson School of Leadership Studies was forced to cancel Thursday's scheduled forum because the keynote speaker, Partners in Health physician David Walton, could not leave Haiti in good conscience. In his e-mail to Jepson staff members, Walton said that conditions in Haiti were "deteriorating rapidly" and that he was seeing more patients with cholera.
DURHAM, N.H. ? The University of Richmond football team has thrived during the past three seasons by forcing its opponents into turnovers.