Feature Stories

November 23, 2010
Do Words Matter? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visits campus as Orator in Residence
One first-year student got a front-row seat to a historic event when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia came to campus as this year's Orator in Residence.
Waiting for SupermanLiving-learning community travels to NYC to tour charter schools
"At this school, the question is not if you are going to college, but rather where you are going to college," said Taylyn Huse, '13, who visited the KIPP Infinity Schools and the Harlem Children Zone in New York City over fall break. Huse is enrolled in a class called Children and Mental Health, one of many living-learning communities at Richmond.
November 22, 2010
The Spider SongFour exchange students leave UR with a new sound for athletics
When four students from Botswana, Spain, France, and Denmark came to the University of Richmond, they found a way to leave a piece of themselves behind.
Kim Baker B '99, MBA '08 Concepts and skills learned in the classroom translate to alum's career and entrepreneurial venture
Former student balances job as marketing director with start-up nutrition company
Second Annual Resume Writing WorkshopStudents learn how to quantify past experiences and see through the eyes of an employer
One-on-one time with career counselors is a popular aspect of the event
Students appreciate professional experienceConsulting backgrounds make the topic of strategy more applicable to students
Both professors continue working in the industry through the Executive Education department
Martha Carpenter ObservatoryPhysics department hosts grand opening celebration to dedicate alumna's gift
University of Richmond students always shoot for the stars, but thanks to the brand-new Martha Carpenter Observatory on the roof of the Gottwald Center for the Sciences, seeing what they are aiming for will be that much easier.
November 19, 2010
Audrey Dignan, '11Senior oboe player prepares for senior recital and life after UR
Audrey Dignan, '11, started playing the clarinet in the fourth grade because, when she took the saxophone home, it was bigger than she was.
What's in a MealInterdisciplinary course focuses on food system in a globalized world
First-year students in Dr. Elizabeth Ransom's seminar are learning the foundations of a global food system with a major charge — ensuring that everyone around the world can eat.