Feature Stories

April 26, 2013
Jah Akande, '13Student lobbies General Assembly and advocates on campus for LGBTQ rights
Jah Akande, ’13, fights for equality for LGBTQ citizens in the Virginia General Assembly and for students on the UR campus.
April 24, 2013
Randi Mansell, '13Bonner Scholar combines civic engagement and love of French culture for a summer of service with the Red Cross
Bonner Scholar Randi Mansell, ’13, extends her study abroad in France with a summer of service with the French Red Cross.
March 25, 2013
The Examined LifeSophomores engage in yearlong self-discovery and community-based learning
A new Sophomore Scholars in Residence community challenges students to explore their own identities and how they can effect change in the world.
March 22, 2013
Ayanna Adams, '14Junior lands an internship that combines her interests in education and accounting
An advocate for education, Ayanna Adams, ’14, has volunteered with UR mentorship programs, leading to an internship with Higher Achievement.
March 18, 2013
Sarah Pascual, '13 UR Glee member brings music to kids
Sarah Pascual, ’13, helped found the UR Glee Club and a similar program at a local after-school program.
March 13, 2013
Alexandra Hackett, '13Graduating UR Business major and retiring RPS teacher work as a seasoned team in the classroom
Alexandra Hackett, '13, deepened her understanding of the education system through three years volunteering as a classroom aide.
The Mentor Hand-OffTwo UR students tout the benefits of long-term mentoring

Two UR students tout the benefits of long-term mentoring for mentors and mentees alike.

March 7, 2013
Reporting World War IIJournalism students preserve wartime stories for Veterans History Project
Students in community-based newswriting class learn interviewing skills while recording veteran stories for the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project.
March 5, 2013
Shelby Longland, '13Senior develops passion for immigration issues through civic engagement
Shelby Longland's involvement with the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement transformed her college career and helped her find her career path.
March 4, 2013
Dr. Thad WilliamsonProfessor's passion for fighting poverty leads to an opportunity to work with city leaders and pen mayor's anti-poverty commission report
Dr. Thad Williamson is the author of a report by the Richmond mayor’s anti-poverty commission that identifies ways city leaders can tackle poverty.