Feature Stories

November 6, 2014
RVAGOVStudents launch RVAGOV, a hub for engagement in Richmond city government

Students launch RVAGOV, a new website to provide a platform to educate and empower full participants in Richmond city government.

October 24, 2014
More Than ShelterIn her book "More Than Shelter," Amy Howard shatters public-housing stereotypes

Amy Howard's book "More Than Shelter" not only shatters public-housing stereotypes, but also stands to inform the city of Richmond's war on poverty.

October 23, 2014
Urban Education FellowsLocal middle schools offer a backdrop for exploring the challenges and successes of education in America
Seven UR students spend the summer studying the complex nature of local middle schools as a glimpse into the challenges facing education in America
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.