Feature Stories

March 25, 2015
Public Art and Social ChangeBeyond the walls of the classroom to a wall on Cary Street

Fourteen University of Richmond students, with support from faculty and community members, are leading an effort that will ultimately result in a block-long mural of the James River on Cary Street.

March 6, 2015
Josh Young, '17Gates Scholar finds challenge and fulfillment in campus leadership
A Gates Millennium Scholar ponders how to be a force for change and dialogue while finding his place at Richmond.
March 4, 2015
Rand Irons, '15Community work informs Bonner Scholar's academic and career paths
Bonner Scholar's community work informed his academic path and ultimately led to a consulting job with Deloitte.
March 3, 2015
Community-Based Learning for a DayCommunity-based learning takes the classroom into the world

UR’s community-based-learning program takes the classroom into the world beyond campus

February 18, 2015
Amaury Perez, '16Cuban immigrant works for social justice in his new country
Cuban immigrant Amaury Perez, ’16, works to provide better opportunities for under-served people in his new home country.
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.