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

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

VCU organizations to hold Sept. 11 wreath laying ceremony

September 10, 2018

Chip Lauterbach Contributing Writer To mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, Military Student Services — partnered with the Student Veterans Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars — will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony on campus. The ceremony will take place at the flagpoles in front Read More

VCU awarded grant for recruitment, retention of women in STEM

September 5, 2018

VCU will recruit more STEM female faculty members following the awarding of a $2.99 million grant. Accorded by the National Science Foundation, the “Overcoming Immunity to Change: ADVANCE IT VCU” grant plans to raise participation and advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. “The disproportionate representation of Read More

VCU organization kicks off another year dedicated to fighting food insecurity

September 5, 2018

RamPantry — an organization dedicated to helping food-insecure VCU students — provided a training session on the procedures behind one of the university’s humanitarian efforts. “How many of you are return volunteers?” asked RamPantry president Kathryn Rowe. Dozens of people raised their hands. First-time volunteer and VCU student Milton Gardner Read More

New sorority and fraternity chapters expanding to VCU

September 5, 2018

Two new Greek organizations  are establishing chapters at VCU this semester. The fraternity Zeta Beta Tau and sorority Gamma Rho Lambda were approved for expansion by the College Panhellenic, National Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity councils. Four other sororities — Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Delta, Gamma Phi Beta and Phi Sigma Sigma Read More

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