Feature Stories

November 12, 2014
Debating EthicsEthics Bowl team advances to national competition

On the menu during a recent dinner at one professor’s house: a course in the art of debate to help students on the Jepson School’s Ethics Bowl team prepare for competition. 

November 6, 2014
RVAGOVStudents launch RVAGOV, a hub for engagement in Richmond city government

Students launch RVAGOV, a new website to provide a platform to educate and empower full participants in Richmond city government.

October 29, 2014
Conflict and CommandFormer commanding general of the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay discusses leadership, ethics and why be believes the prison should be closed

Former Guantánamo Bay commander Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, the second speaker in the Jepson Leadership Forum series on conflict, discussed why he thinks the prison should be closed.

September 23, 2014
Diane Gremillion, '16Voice of America internship helps shape junior's future in human rights law

An internship at Voice of America helped Diane Gremillion, ’16, refine her ultimate goal of working in human rights law.

Louise Andersson, '15Senior launches career in leadership and management
Taking a leap of faith on an internship abroad can be both nerve-wracking and rewarding.
July 24, 2014
Will Moss, '15Internship gives leadership studies major an opportunity to learn more about the practical application of conflict resolution on a global scale
Leadership studies major is working with an organization that assists global leaders in societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation, and change.
June 24, 2014
Research in the AmazonA Jepson professor is spending the summer in the Bolivian Amazon to study leadership and assist with flood relief efforts. His trip includes a short stop in the Peruvian Amazon to meet with Richmond students.

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.

June 19, 2014
Mike Blodgett, '14Graduate putting leadership and public speaking skills to work in Cambodia

Mike Blodgett, ’14, plans to put his leadership and public speaking skills to work in Cambodia as a volunteer with the Peace Corps.

June 16, 2014
Picture of generosityA portrait of the benefactors of the nation's first undergraduate school of leadership studies now hangs in Jepson Hall to honor their vision
A new portrait hanging in Jepson Hall honors the benefactors of the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies.
June 13, 2014
Will Kelland, '15Richmond student experiences life in the outback with an Aboriginal Australian tribe while studying abroad.
Rare access to Aboriginal Australian tribal lands while studying abroad opens door to deep cultural learning for leadership studies major.