Deadly weather strikes central Virginia, VCU spared from path

September 20, 2018

At least one person has died, another was left injured and several buildings were destroyed when one of at least seven tornadoes in the surrounding area tore through Hull Street in Midlothian. Multiple tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in areas across Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond and Powhatan on Monday Read More

Community raises awareness for National Recovery Month

September 20, 2018

Chip Lauterbach Contributing Writer September marks National Recovery Month in the U.S. — the goal of which is to educate the population, promote a healthy lifestyle and provide assistance to those who battle addiction issues and mental health-related struggles. There are many recovery-related efforts in full swing in the Richmond Read More

Student housing, VCU expansion prominent in Pres. Rao roundtable

September 20, 2018

Georgia Geen Managing Editor VCU President Michael Rao answered student questions regarding upperclassmen on-campus housing, university expansion, branding and other topics at a Sept. 17 roundtable. Hosted by the Student Government Association, about 20 students attended the hour-long event. Rao, in addition to student government members, expressed a desire to Read More

RVA Catholics gather for atonement Mass in light of Pa. scandal

September 20, 2018

Rezvan Egi Contributing Writer Members of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart celebrated a Mass of Atonement Friday to recognize the people affected by decades of sexual abuse recently uncovered in the Pennsylvania Catholic church system. In August 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury reported thousands of cases of sexual abuse Read More

Faster internet, improved cell service to be implemented at VCU

September 19, 2018

Sebastian Grant Contributing Writer VCU will improve campus internet connectivity and cellular network capabilities in the coming weeks. This internet overhaul began recently, as the university’s MARIA Circuit — the external network connection provided by the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance — was multiplied tenfold, according to Alex Henson, VCU’s chief Read More

A progressive group wants Confederate flag gone from the Capitol

September 19, 2018

Fadel Allassan Special Projects Director Sebastian Grant Contributing writer A progressive group which takes credit for a successful push to remove a photo of notorious white supremacist Jason Kessler from Virginia’s Capitol weeks ago now wants a Confederate flag out of the building. The flag has been part of a Read More

Human Rights Organization To March Against Police Brutality

September 19, 2018

Sarah Elson Contributing Writer Amnesty International at VCU focused its collective attention on the shooting of a local, black Richmond man at its first meeting of the fall semester Sept. 10. Members buzzed around the room handing out fliers to newcomers in order to broadcast their upcoming events. Along with Read More

From refugee to VCU alumnus to international politician

September 12, 2018

Logan Reardon Staff Writer Never has a former VCU student been an international presidential candidate — an alumnus is changing that in his home country. Bol Gai Deng, who graduated in 2008, is running for president in South Sudan as a member of the Kush Democratic Majority Party. Deng earned Read More

VCU to close Thursday, Friday as Hurricane Florence approaches

September 12, 2018

Nia Tariq News Editor VCU will remain open Wednesday, but will close Thursday and Friday in anticipation of incoming category four Hurricane Florence — VCU Medical Center will remain operational. A VCU Alert was sent out on Tuesday that the university will shut down for the inclement weather, and will Read More

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