Feature Stories

August 20, 2014
Developing Skills and NetworksSummer Internships in Richmond, Part 3

Summer internships hone practical skills in real-world settings, but they also allow students to build their professional networks. This series will highlight four students who spent their summers interning in Richmond, Virginia.

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.

Developing Skills and NetworksSummer Internships in Richmond, Part 2

Summer internships hone practical skills in real-world settings, but they also allow students to build their professional networks. This series will highlight four students who spent their summers interning in Richmond, Virginia.

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 18, 2014
Developing Skills and NetworksSummer Internships in Richmond, Part 1
Summer internships hone practical skills in real-world settings, but they also allow students to build their professional networks. This series will highlight four students who spent their summers interning in Richmond, Virginia.
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 14, 2014
Nabila Rahman, '12Her time as a Fulbright scholar compelled alum Nabila Rahman to fight education inequity in Bangladesh.
Fulbright scholar Nabila Rahman arrived in Malaysia in January 2013 ready to learn as much as possible about Malaysia's multicultural society and "tiger cub" economy. Her experiences altered her outlook on the levers for social change and shaped her career aspirations.
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 30, 2014
International Residency in LatviaMBA students travel to Riga, Latvia for the 2014 Summer International Residency
In May, Richmond MBA students traveled to the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) for a week of living and learning in a country quickly growing into the heart of Northeastern Europe.
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.