In the News

In the News

The University of Richmond Media and Public Relations team works with national and local reporters to advance the recognition and academic reputation of the University of Richmond. By connecting UR experts with reporters we aim to add perspective to the news of the day. Within the UR newsroom you will find the university’s releases, media placements, featured experts, and our latest tweets.

The University of Richmond is in the Red Stage of its COVID-19 Physical Distancing Framework. No external visitors, including media, are allowed to campus. 

Faculty-Authored Pieces with The Conversation

University of Richmond faculty are authoring pieces for The Conversation, an independent news source for informed commentary and analysis, written by university scholars. The latest UR piece is by political science professor Ernest McGowen, who wrote, "No President Trump, suburbia is no longer all white — and Black suburbanites are more politically active than their neighbors."

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR
Lindsey Campbell

Lindsey Grow

Media Relations Specialist

Media Releases

November 19, 2020
University of Richmond Joins New Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance
The University of Richmond is among the 51 inaugural member institutions of the new Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.
November 18, 2020
University of Richmond Partners with Richmond Public Schools on No Loan Program

The University of Richmond is committed to supporting Richmond Public School students attending UR. To ensure that happens, the University has announced it will meet the full demonstrated financial need for all RPS graduates who qualify to attend with grant aid — not with loans — up to the full cost of attendance at UR.

November 17, 2020
Biology Professor Linda Boland Collaborates on NIH Grant For Creation of Tool to Study Electrical Activity of Nerve Cells
Professor of Biology Linda Boland has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to support the creation of a tool to amplify electrical activity in cells to make them easier to measure.
November 16, 2020
Temporary Signage Marks Burial Ground on UR Campus
The University of Richmond has installed signage on campus to mark the sacred space of a former burial ground for enslaved persons and describe what is known about the desecration that occurred there.
November 11, 2020
Law Professor Ali Fannon Receives Leadership Award

Ali Fannon, director of externships and assistant professor of legal practice in the University of Richmond School of Law, has received the 2020 George H. Hettrick Leadership Award from the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation.


November 9, 2020
University of Richmond Recognized Nationally for Commitment to Promoting Well-Being, Safety, and Inclusion
The University of Richmond has received the inaugural Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention™ for exemplary efforts to foster student safety, well-being, and inclusion through online prevention programs.

Media Placements

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November 20, 2020
Q&A: Ronald Crutcher

President Ronald A. Crutcher discusses his achievements during his presidency, goals for the remainder of his tenure, and his plans after his term ends in 2022.

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November 20, 2020
Bring the red wolves back to Virginia

Visiting Senior Research Scholar Stephen Nash authored this piece.

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November 19, 2020
Why Even the Most Reasonable People You Know Are Bending COVID Safety Rules

Leadership studies professor Don Forsyth is quoted.

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November 19, 2020
Study Abroad on Shifting Terrain

Ellen Sayles, associate dean and director of education abroad, is quoted.

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November 19, 2020
In U.S. Cities, The Health Effects of Past Housing Discrimination Are Plain To See

Rob Nelson, director of the digital scholarship lab, is quoted in this piece, which was also featured in Good Morning, RVA.

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November 19, 2020
The Trump Climate Policy Disasters That Biden Can Undo Immediately

Environmental law professor Noah Sachs is quoted.