The Collegian
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Valerie Jama


Students take ghost tour of Westhampton Deanery

Halloween night brought many University of Richmond ghosts out to play for "UR Haunted," a Jeter and Freeman Hall connection held in the Westhampton Deanery. UR Haunted invited students to take a candle-lit tour of the deanery and listen to the legends of its haunting, one of which includes the tale of Dean May Keller, who lived in the deanery until her death in June 29, 1964, according to urhistory.richmond.edu. Keller still resides in the deanery, but now it is her spirit that lives on, according to the legend. "My favorite part was that the stories were real," sophomore Fatima Al-Bassam said.

Senior speaks about UR experience at award ceremony

Senior Crystal Thornhill gave a speech full of positive advice for the soon-to-graduate class of 2011 Tuesday morning at the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation. Thornhill first reflected on her past four years to the audience. She talked about rough times, such as when she battled depression her first year, and also about her most memorable experience here at the University of Richmond with the Virginia Action Alliance for sexual assault and domestic violence. Thornhill's time volunteering for the VAA organization has given her much to reflect on in her own life.

WC junior uses book, website to discuss colorism

A University of Richmond junior has already made her own website, self-published a book and conducted seminars promoting her passion: raising awareness of colorism. Kiara Lee said that colorism was when someone judged another person of the same ethnicity based on his or her skin tone. "I wanted to do something positive for women," Lee said about promoting her message that colorism brings a lack of love to girls of all ages. Her book, "Light-Skinned, Dark-Skinned or In-Between?" is for children because Lee said that colorism affected children first and continued from there. These forms of hate also affect men.

Families of seniors given preference for wait-list tickets

Approximately 425 families are waiting to see if they will be able to attend Saturday's Family Weekend football game against the University of Delaware Blue Hens, said Elizabeth Gilkeson King, director of Events Management. "There are a limited number of tickets available for Family Weekend participants and students, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis," according to the university website. There was an opportunity for families to request tickets on a wait list and provide comments about attending the game.

D-Hall switches up its menu

From curry and naan to a new pastry chef and desserts, the Heilman Dining Center -- known as D-Hall -- has many new food choices this fall semester. To meet the students' demand for new ethnic foods, an Indian bar opened the first day of classes.

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