Feature Stories

July 14, 2010
Blair Brandt, '10Starting Out: With an innovative concept in marketing relocation services to new grads
Jepson School student Blair Brandt launched The Next Step Realty months before graduation. Based in his Palm Beach, Fla., hometown, the young company uses social media approaches to help recent college graduates find rentals in their first-job markets nationwide.
July 9, 2010
Nellie Jenkins, '11Student researching how beliefs affect weight loss
Nellie Jenkins, ’11, is spending 10 weeks on campus researching how beliefs influence weight loss with psychology professor Jeni Burnette.
July 8, 2010
The Rev. Craig KocherUniversity Chaplain explains his role at UR
During his first year on campus, University Chaplain Craig Kocher has developed a strategic plan to help answer the question: "What does a chaplain do?"
Noah Nelson, '04, L '11Dual Degree in Law and Business Management
Noah Nelson lives by three tenets – (1) Ask yourself why you believe what you believe, (2) Do what’s right because it’s right, and (3) The meaning of life is to help people.
Keoni Medici L'10Combining Law With a Career in the Military
"I think that political science and law are the building blocks of our society. I felt that studying law would be indispensible for whatever I wanted to do, whether it was advocacy, public interest or civil service."
Scot Riddell, '10Student-athlete encourages youth to excel in sports and academics
Football player Scot Riddell, '10, leverages his clout as a student-athlete to encourage disadvantaged youth to pursue a college education.
July 6, 2010
Spiders go to WashingtonD.C. Initiative connects students with alumni internships
The D.C. Initiative offers UR students access to summer internships in Washington, D.C., that are provided by alumni and friends of the University.
July 2, 2010
Natasha Levanti, '12Internships 2010: Helping Florida teens make the most of their time
Sarasota native builds on a previous internship with city government to find out how a nonprofit attacks the same social problems.
July 1, 2010
Rachael Deane L'10Creating Social Justice Through Direct Legal Services
"There are people who need help accessing social benefit programs, affordable housing, public education – these are things that we take for granted that people in poverty struggle to maintain on a daily basis.” Rachael has recently accepted a job working on poverty issues with HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) in Richmond.
Tyler Kirchoff, '10Internships 2010: Learning how to excel on a different kind of field
Redshirt-senior awaits his final Spider football season and preps for his job hunt during a summer internship at a boutique financial firm in Richmond, Va.