Feature Stories

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.
May 30, 2014
Writing RichmondCity provides a backdrop for students exploring the writing process
English professor David Stevens uses city destinations, including UR’s Center for Culinary Arts, to teach the craft of creative writing.
May 23, 2014
The Leadership studies professor Thad Williamson writes about tackling poverty in Richmond
Generational poverty is a notoriously complex issue for Richmond. Having the city’s low-income residents at the policy table will be key to unraveling it.
April 30, 2014
Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15Two friends with an interest in microfinance set out to research the issues in India

With the support of a UR Summer Fellowship, Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15, learned about the reality of the microfinance industry in India.

April 9, 2014
Spring Break in RVAFrom Northside to the East End to a farm in Goochland, UR students explore education and food justice in Richmond
Richmond-area businesses, nonprofits, and schools provide a backdrop for students exploring issues of education and food justice.
March 27, 2014
Jasmine Jones, '14Senior builds homeless advocacy network
Organizing advocacy networks at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless shaped how Jasmine Jones, ’14, understands homelessness and renewed her commitment to mentoring in Richmond.
March 21, 2014
Zhivko Illeieff, '11Storytelling plays a recurring role in the story of Richmond alum
While Zhivko Illeieff, ′11, calls on his knowledge as a digital native to bring old stories to life online for Roadside Theater, he feels that his generation has much to learn from the simple practice of sitting around and trading stories — in person.
March 17, 2014
Anna Sangree, '15Geography student ponders spatial-justice issues
Geography student Anna Sangree, ’15, explores how your ZIP code affects the opportunities you have in life.