Feature Stories

September 3, 2014
David Stevens, '15Chemistry major studies and researches in Israel
Senior’s study abroad experience is enhanced by research opportunity
Alex Duncan, '16 and Ben Strawsburg, '16Student research aims to understand inter-male communication
Juniors devise a summer research project to understand inter-male communication and suggest ways to improve it.
ThresholdStudents and faculty bring new play to life
Premiering a new play exemplifies Chuck Mike’s collaborative approach to theater
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.
August 19, 2014
Katie Presson, '15As a court-appointed special advocate, Katie Presson will represent children whose needs she understands very personally

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

Gigi DeJoy, '15Senior's hometown serves as living laboratory for summer research
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
August 15, 2014
Rene Felt, '15Layers of paint reveal layers of identity in junior's art
With the help of a UR Summer Fellowship, René Felt, '15, spent the summer creating a series of paintings that explore his American, Japanese, and German identities.
August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet LaureatePassion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94

Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.

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.
July 23, 2014
From San Juan to RichmondLiving and learning in urban America
Sixteen second-year students traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to explore problems and potential solutions to the issues plaguing urban American communities.