News Releases

June 21, 2013
University of Richmond to offer free tuition, room and board to qualified Virginia students from families earning $60,000 a year or less
Beginning in fall 2014, University of Richmond will raise the family income amount at which incoming first-year students from Virginia will qualify for free tuition, room and board, without loans.
June 18, 2013
Teach First, Va. Center for Inclusive Communities CEOs receive Distinguished Service and 10th-Year awards
Brett H. Wigdortz, founder and CEO of Teach First, has received the 2013 Alumni of the University of Richmond Award for Distinguished Service, and Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), received the Tenth-Year Reunion Recognition Award from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
June 15, 2013
University of Richmond board of trustees elects five new members and vice rector

University of Richmond's board of trustees has elected five new members and a vice rector.

June 11, 2013
VFIC awards Mednick Grant to Tony Kong for study of acculturation during study abroad experiences

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has awarded a Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Grant to Dejun “Tony” Kong, assistant professor of leadership studies and management at the University of Richmond.

May 28, 2013
National Park Service's National Capital Region names Todd Lookingbill Researcher of the Year

The National Park Service’s National Capital Region has named University of Richmond professor Todd Lookingbill Natural Resources Researcher of the Year.

May 14, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School's accounting program in national top 10
Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has ranked the accounting program at University of Richmond's Robins School of Business among the country's 10 best.
May 10, 2013
Hendersonville, Tenn., junior launches aid organization to 'Fight the Famine' in Somalia; wristband sales raise more than $3,000 for the cause

In America, $5 buys a large cup of coffee, but in Somalia, it can feed a family for two weeks. That realization encouraged University of Richmond junior Shiksha Mahtani to found an aid organization, Fight the Famine.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School of Business No. 4 in international business education among American business programs

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond No. 4 for international business education on its list of top undergraduate business schools by specialty.

Jepson School of Leadership Studies to host May 16 lecture by award-winning author on John Marshall's influence on American judiciary
John Marshall's tenure as chief justice of the United States will be the topic of a May 16 public lecture by award-winning author and historian Kent Newmyer May 16, 4:30 p.m., at University of Richmond, Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.
May 8, 2013
Class of 2013 leaving distinguished record of international and domestic service, entrepreneurship and research

Among the University of Richmond’s 945 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, 33 MBA and 145 juris doctor graduates May 11–12 will be a business student who is going to medical school, an entrepreneur who designs and sells clothing for women with scoliosis, a law student who helped a woman and her child escape domestic violence, and Fulbright and Pickering grant recipients.