Feature Stories

December 15, 2011
EnVisionRetreat introduces students to social justice concepts and builds a community for change
Common Ground’s two-part social justice leadership retreat is an introduction to the types of inequality that exist today, and how to find the right first step in taking action for social change.
December 14, 2011
We the PeopleCharisse Hines aims to take the American Constitution Society to the next level
Charisse Hines began the year with one goal: to build Richmond Law's chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy into one of the best in the nation.
December 6, 2011
Nikkia Ellis, '13Junior delves into nonprofit work with a passion borne from personal experience

Attending a summer school program for low-income urban youth set Nikkia Ellis, '13, on a trajectory that led to her matriculation at the University of Richmond. Now she's giving back in abundance.

December 2, 2011
Sustainability and Nature InstituteK-12 teachers learn how to bring the classroom outside
Outdoor learning spaces are on the rise and benefiting students in a number of ways. A new program from SPCS aims to equip teachers with the resources to bring nature to the classroom.
Jun Xie, '12Work with nonprofits leads accounting major to new home, corporate job
Her work with nonprofits helped Jun Xie, ’12, an accounting major from China, land a job with Ernst & Young in Richmond, a city she now considers home.
December 1, 2011
Alex Hahn, '13Procter & Gamble summer seminar gives chemistry major a glimpse into potential careers
When Alex Hahn, '13, learned about a summer seminar at Procter & Gamble, he had no idea it would later land him an internship in the research world where he is considering a career.
November 30, 2011
A Sweet StartMen's basketball opens with a win over American, and a look back at past accomplishments
In honor of their runs to the Sweet 16, the 2011 and 1988 men’s basketball teams received tournament rings while celebrating a win at the season opener.
November 28, 2011
Game Changers Jepson Leadership Forum: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn discusses gender inequity

Sheryl WuDunn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of the 2011-12 One Book, One Campus selection “Half the Sky,” spoke on campus as part of the Jepson Leadership Forum.

A Silver StadiumUR's Robins Stadium receives LEED Silver certification
Robins Stadium received LEED Silver designation for green design and construction, and even more certifications are on the way.
World AIDS DayUse of art sheds new light on AIDS issues
World AIDS Day commemoration on Dec. 1 appeals to the emotional and spiritual aspects of the issue, while offering opportunities for engagement and education.