News Releases

August 5, 2013
University announces $10 million lead gift to create The Queally Center for Admission and Career Services
A $10 million lead gift by alumni Paul and Anne-Marie Queally, bolstered by multiple leadership gifts from others, has helped University of Richmond raise more than $12 million that the university plans to use toward a new center for admission and career services, a key component of its Fulfilling the Promise fundraising campaign.
July 29, 2013
"Fiske Guide to Colleges" names University of Richmond to 2014 edition profiling top colleges; notes strong business, international programs

The “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” a leading college guidebook, has selected the University of Richmond for its 2014 edition profiling the country’s top colleges and universities.

July 26, 2013
UR senior John McAuliff selected as White House intern; leadership studies major works in Office of Communications
John McAuliff, a University of Richmond rising senior from Irvington, N.Y., has been selected for a summer internship at the White House, where he is working in the Office of Communications.
July 19, 2013
Private colleges are affordable is message of Virginia Private College Week beginning July 29

Twenty-four Virginia independent colleges will welcome prospective students and their parents to their campuses July 29 – Aug. 3 during the annual Virginia Private College Week sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).

July 10, 2013
University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers receives National Humanities Medal at White House ceremony July 10
Edward L. Ayers, historian of the American South and president and professor of history at the University of Richmond, received the 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in a July 10 ceremony at the White House East Room.
Gayle Goodson Butler elected URAA president; new officers and board members also elected

Gayle Goodson Butler of Des Moines, Iowa, has been elected president of the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA). A 1973 Richmond graduate, she is editor-in-chief of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and executive vice president and creative content leader of Meredith Corp.’s National Media Group.

July 9, 2013
River City Project takes sustainability into classrooms, labs and city; six faculty to participate in inaugural year

Faculty from departments as diverse as accounting, philosophy and biology will be incorporating content and activities about sustainability into upcoming courses under University of Richmond’s new River City Project.

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.