Feature Stories

May 13, 2011
Introducing WebstURUR's new mascot is tough to beat
The UR community cast their votes, and the tough spider took the lead. Get ready to meet UR’s new mascot, WebstUR, at Reunion.
Finale 2011Kaine's advice to graduates: 'Be a long-term leader'
Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s advice to students of the graduating class of 2011: Be long-term thinkers and leaders. Kaine delivered the keynote address at Finale, the Jepson School’s annual senior recognition and appreciation ceremony.
May 10, 2011
Caroline Weist, '05Alumna combining German, theater and gender and sexuality studies in graduate work
About to embark on a year of research on German theater in Berlin, Caroline Weist, ’05, credits her time at the University of Richmond with providing much of the academic foundation she needed for grad school.
May 9, 2011
The Power of Music Course on folk music and protest thought hits the right note for leadership studies students
One leadership studies class this spring aimed to show students how music can spread ideas, effect change and help a generation find its voice.
May 6, 2011
Investing in the Future1870 Society Chairman Dennis Belcher, L'76, encourages alumni to give back
As one of the country’s most influential trusts and estates lawyers, Dennis Belcher, L’76, counsels his clients on the importance of one generation carefully planning for the success of the next. This philosophy extends to Belcher’s role as chairman of the law school’s 1870 Society.
May 5, 2011
MaryGrace Apostoli, '11 Senior created her own major to study international health care policy and practice
When MaryGrace Apostoli, ’11, realized her interests were too broad to fit into a single academic department, she didn’t let it stop her from following her passion for studying health care around the world.
Ron Pritchett, '13FAME founder fosters character development, goal setting in middle school boys
Ron Pritchett, ’13, inspired by the impact mentors made on his life, founded FAME to promote male mentoring of at-risk youth in the community and positive interactions between men on campus.
Union SummerWilliam Warwick, L'12, will spend his summer working with AFL-CIO
William Warwick, L’12, will put his knowledge of labor law to the test as he spends his summer working with West Virginia coal miners during an internship with the AFL-CIO.
May 4, 2011
Billy Wood, C'11Fighting fires by day, earning a degree by night
Suited up in an ashy flame-resistant jacket and pants, Billy Wood, C‘11, puts on his helmet and prepares to enter yet another burning building. For him, this is just another day at the office.
Amy Nicholas, '11Studio art and classics major explains her latest art project
Amy Nicholas, '11, a double major in studio art and classical civilization, completed a project called "The Chaos of Survival," which explores the connections between cancer cells and trees through 3-D photograph collages.