Feature Stories

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.
February 27, 2013
Diego Leal, '15Amazon internship gives Guatemalan native insight into complex human rights issues
Diego Leal, ’15, moved from debating human rights issues to becoming a human rights practitioner during a summer internship focused on conservation and indigenous communities in the Amazon.
January 14, 2013
Mentoring MentorsVISTA corps member supports UR students in their mentoring work
As a mentor, Michael Rogers, ’11, has grown intellectually and emotionally. Now he helps other Spiders grow in their mentoring work.
January 7, 2013
Shir Bodner, '12Burhans Civic Fellow spearheads documentary project on Soviet Jewish immigration to Richmond
While capturing the stories of Soviet émigrés for a documentary, Shir Bodner, ’12, reconnects with her family’s heritage.
December 21, 2012
April Israel, '14 Junior will use her environmental background when she travels to Perugia, Italy, in the spring to study food marketing and production
April Israel, '14, interned at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program this summer to help set the environmental background for her food and agricultural marketing interests.