Feature Stories

January 17, 2011
Making a SplashSwimming Spiders buddy up with children in after-school program
Members of the Women's Swimming and Diving Team treasure their "Fun Fridays" with children in a Northside Richmond after-school program.
Kelly HukStudent Services Coordinator receives the Arlene Davis staff appreciation award
Recipient solves student registration problems, works with prospective students and serves as liaison between faculty and undergraduates
Dean Croushore, PhDLong-term Federal Reserve leader brings legacy of macroeconomic contributions to the classroom
Former executive’s philosophy of balance between theory and data shapes his classes
Sadie Runge, '11Art and environmental studies double major combines exhibit with experiment
During exam week, Sadie Runge, ’11, set off on a three-hour canoe trip that had been months in the making. A double major in art and environmental studies, Runge wanted to complete a senior thesis project that would bring together her academic interests.
January 14, 2011
The Common GoodTrip overseas gives living-learning community an opportunity to explore how societies pursue collective goals
A new living-learning community is spending this year examining how societies shape and pursue the common good. A trip to two European capitals is helping them tie what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world.
January 13, 2011
Orlando Woodson, L'11Richmond native keeps eye on the prize of a law degree
Through persistent hard work and focus, Richmond native Orlando Woodson keeps his eye on the prize of a law degree. "The practice of law is the best way to fix what ails our society," he says.
Craig E. Ellis, L'12From battlefield to courtroom
While on active duty with the U.S. Army Reserves, Craig Ellis gains valuable experience to pave his way to a career in national security law.
Irving Blank, L'67Virginia State Bar president focuses attention on judicial vacancies
Richmond attorney Irving Blank raises awareness of the hardships caused by judical vacancies as president of the Virginai State Bar.
January 10, 2011
Carole Weinstein International CenterArts & Sciences programs with global connections move into Carole Weinstein International Center
At Richmond, it’s rare to find a student with two feet squarely planted on one continent, let alone in one department or academic program.
A heavy issueProfessor asks if motivational support increases weight loss
Why do so many people struggle to maintain weight loss? According to psychology professor Jeni Burnette it has more to do with your state of mind than your proclivity for junk food.