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Trey McDonald, the University's Sustainability Coordinator, has been working to implement the Climate Action Plan on campus.

University's Climate Action Plan draft now available online

University of Richmond officials are continuing their efforts to reduce the school's carbon footprint through a Climate Action Plan (CAP), which details the administration's strategy to become climate neutral - a net zero carbon footprint - by 2050. The first draft of the CAP is now available online, and the campus community can participate by offering feedback and suggestions during the public comment period, which ends Dec.

CCE encourages voting, hosts viewing party

The University of Richmond's Center for Civic Engagement had buses shuttling students from campus to polling places all day Tuesday, in an attempt to give students a chance to cast their vote in the Virginia state elections. The shuttles ran from 8:30 a.m.

Author and poet shares tips on improving as a writer

Children's poetry does not always have to rhyme with a sing-song rhythm and be about a child's life, author and poet Jane Yolen said in a speech Monday night at the University of Richmond. Poems were used as codes during World War II in the French underground resistance movement, she said. "In fact, I think poems are coded messages of fact and emotion," she said.

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One Book, One Campus starts search for the university's 'Just Men'

When Richmond College dean Joe Boehman interviewed for his job at the University of Richmond three years ago, he kept coming back to one question: What is the university's vision of a Richmond College man? To help answer that question, the Office of the Chaplaincy is sponsoring the One Book, One Campus program, which aims to encourage a discussion about gender and masculinity. This year, the program is using Michael Kimmel's "Guyland" as a springboard for discussion.

Law School named to 2010 Princeton Review list

The Princeton Review has again selected the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law to appear in the 2010 edition of "174 Best Law Schools." Richmond law students gave the school positive ratings in the areas of academics for the "family-like atmosphere" and individual help from professors. "I think that it is quite true that we offer an education here that is delivered on a very personal scale," said John Douglass, law school dean.

Men's soccer begins conference play with 4 on the road

The University of Richmond men's soccer team opens conference play this weekend as it tries to advance to the conference tournament for the first time since 2006. The Spiders (3-6) start the Atlantic-10 portion of the schedule with four-consecutive away games.

Women's tennis team hopes to repeat as A-10 champs

The University of Richmond women's tennis team is coming off an Atlantic-10 championship season, but the team is much younger this year than it was when the season ended in May. The team lost three top players to graduation last spring, and replaced them with four freshmen who could contribute right away, coach Mark Wesselink said. The returning players have improved from last season, he said. "No one is treading water," he said.

Athletes taking extra steps to avoid the spread of H1N1

Athletes are usually focused on game plans and matchups, but now they have to worry about illness, too. The team physicians and trainers in the Sports Medicine department have emphasized preventative measures to keep teams healthy this year. "We have not really changed what we have done [in the past]," said Chris Jones, director of Sports Medicine. The physicians and trainers meet with teams before the season to remind them of the proper hygiene practices that help stop the spread of infection, Jones said. "A lot of things are common sense, but not common practice," he said. Mike London, head football coach, said: "We hope to hammer the message home that you have to be very mindful about what you do so you do not open yourself up to those issues.

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