Feature Stories

October 15, 2014
Whitney Schwalm, '15Pre-health student explores addiction and mental health through coursework and volunteering

Pre-health student gains empathy and a greater understanding of addiction and mental-health issues through her work at a substance-abuse treatment center.

October 14, 2014
Deconstructing ServiceBonner Scholar reflects on his four years of community service

Bonner Scholar reflects on the challenges, frustrations, and fulfillment inherent in community service.

October 13, 2014
College Students for a DayHigher Achievement scholars enjoy an overnight adventure on campus

Local middle-school students revel in the college experience through an overnight visit to campus.

September 30, 2014
Abbey Beichler, '15Senior interns with juvenile public defender's office
Senior pursues her interest in criminal justice through work with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender’s juvenile division.
September 26, 2014
Growing PainsShalom Farms provided Jen Swegan, '15, insight into the challenges of food justice in Richmond
Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice.
September 23, 2014
Charlsey Graham, '15 Senior interns with the Global Health Initiative
Senior’s interest in HIV/AIDS leads to global health internship
September 12, 2014
Paige Schaefer, '15 Senior explores careers in the art world through internship at UR Downtown
When Paige Schaefer, ’15, traded a business major for a focus on arts management, she set her sights on testing every aspect of the field. Working at UR Downtown’s gallery space offered just the experience she was looking for.
September 2, 2014
Sharon Lim, '16Junior takes a number of paths to explore education reform
Learning in and out of the classroom gives Sharon Lim, ’16, a deeper understanding of the challenges facing education equality.
July 29, 2014
Shaquille Christmas, '15 In a house on 31st Street, a student finds the meaning of community
When Shaquille Christmas, ’15, moved to Church Hill in the eighth grade, he never thought he’d feel at home. That all changed when he started working at Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.
July 23, 2014
From San Juan to RichmondLiving and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.