VCU

You are browsing results tagged ‘VCU’ ?>

09 Dec 2013

Revitalization Efforts Cut Short

Julia Dean was in the market for a new home when she was lured to the Carver neighborhood eight years ago. Dean, a retiree, had been living in Randolph, a neighborhood in Richmond’s West End just north of the Downtown Expressway, when she heard about a government program that was giving first-time homebuyers the chance to own new and affordable homes.

09 Dec 2013

Samuel Miller District land gift turned down by Albemarle County

By Ted Keefe Montgomery Woods has many stories about Dudley Mountain, a 410-acre plot of land that he and his partner Jose Lambert own in the Samuel Miller District of Albemarle County, Va.

09 Dec 2013

Noisy Neighbors: Venture Richmond’s Amphitheater Proposal Raises Concerns in Historic Community

Venture Richmond is in need of new land to house their 10,000 person venue for the Richmond Folk Festival. A desired location has been found but a nearby historic community is concerned about the merits of the project and how such a venue may impact their life on the hillside.

09 Nov 2013

Poverty in Richmond highest in the state

A lot of people think of Detroit as the poster child for poverty. But here’s a disturbing fact: The poverty rate in Richmond is just as bad.

31 Oct 2013

Students carve pumpkins in hopes of free noodles

As VCU students crisscrossed through the Student Compass in the center of campus on the night of Oct. 28, they may have noticed several glowing jack-o-lanterns and costumed cohorts.

31 Oct 2013

Hanover Avenue prepares for Halloween tradition

The celebration has become such a Fan tradition, that the city actually blocks off Hanover Avenue from the 1900 block down to Strawberry Street.

25 Jul 2011

Political Speech Writing: Six Virginia Voices Sound Off

 

25 Jul 2011

“It’s almost like they have leprosy but all they have is poverty”

Ray Neblett returns to Gilpin Court to bring hope. The notorious housing project is one of Richmond’s toughest and most dangerous neighborhoods. Gilpin Court is also the city’s largest public housing project, with more than 2,000 residents.

19 Jul 2011

Johnny Newman on The Importance of Community Centers

Johnny Newman credits a big part of his success to the YMCA in his hometown of Danville, Virginia, advocating that mentoring environments similar to the YMCA are vital to communities.

18 Jul 2011

Demographic Shifts to Effect Virginia’s Political Speechwriting in 2012

18 Jul 2011

Census details on Virginia’s same-sex couples to be released on Thursday

On Thursday, July 21, the United States Census will release the full 2010 data for Virginia. For the LGBT community, this means more than a rough guess of how many same-sex families live in the state.

10 Jul 2011

What is it like to be gay in Richmond?

Six residents of Richmond, Va. discussed what it’s like to be gay in the River City from a variety of viewpoints.

10 Jul 2011

Janet Hall: A story of healing, forgiveness and faith

Janet Hall is a Black woman living with HIV. Click the photo of her to hear her story. Photo by: Saquoia Freeman

08 Jul 2011

Henrico PAL: Building trust and life skills through sports

The Henrico Police Athletic League and volunteers team up to teach camp goers life skills through a lesson of golf.

26 Jun 2011

VCU SAVES Offers Sexual Violence Prevention Education

A video by Elise Chretien on Richmond organizations fighting sexual violence and victim-blaming.

26 Jun 2011

Same-sex marriage passes in New York

Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York because of both support from several Republican state senators and the experience gained from past attempts.

24 Jun 2011

Organized Sports: More Than a Game

Jasmine O’neil, a 16-year-old student at George Wythe High School channels her aggression through boxing. Hear how she went from troublemaker to champion in this video.

12 Apr 2011

The First Laugh: Stand-Up Comedy in Richmond’s Museum District

As Brian Mann steps off the stage at Café Diem, fresh from performing a joke which ended with him in the arms of a burly bar employee, he heaves a sigh.  “That felt good.” he said. Before Mann is able to take his seat the bearded MC is already on stage, insulting the crowd before […]

12 Apr 2011

After 15 Years, Short Pump Marches Onward

In 1996, many of Short Pump’s major landmarks were completed, setting off a wave of development that takes it closer and closer to being a business and leisure destination.

12 Apr 2011

Struggling to Revive Business in Jackson Ward

Historic Jackson Ward continues to fight urban blight, despite more than 20 years of revitalization efforts. But a potential boost to this community may not be far away.

11 Apr 2011

Neighborhood Story: Centerville

By: Saquoia Freeman WILLIAMSBURG,Va. – Freedom Park, a place where families from all over come to visit. Just like Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Jamestown Settlement, Freedom Park is a tourist attraction.   A serene county park in Williamsburg, Virginia with two miles of hiking trails and 15 miles of mountain bike trails. However, what visitors do […]

11 Apr 2011

Church Hill community comes together, promotes unity

It may appear like just a basketball court from the outside but Hosea Bland, a minister at Mount Olivet Church in Church Hill, has a bigger plan. “Basketball itself attracts a lot of attention and we want everybody to come and just play,” Bland said. “A basketball court– we feel like that’ll be a catch.”

19 Feb 2011

Picasso comes to Richmond’s VMFA

Over 3,000 people flocked to the opening of the Pablo Picasso exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, February 19. The exhibit features 176 works from Picasso’s own personal collection assembled during the artist’s lifetime, according to Robin Nicholson, the VMFA’s deputy director for art and education, adding, “It’s the finest collection of Picasso’s work in the world.”

25 Oct 2010

Ask for Less, Receive More from SGA

When it comes to requesting funds from the Student Government Association, the chairman of appropriations for the Monroe Park Campus SGA, Eliano Younes, said it’s all about documentation, documentation, documentation: “The major difference between groups who get 75 percent of their budget request and groups that get maybe 10, 12 percent is whether or not they provide documentation.”

25 Oct 2010

VCU Students Make Good on Loans

At a time when the national student-loan default rate went up, VCU’s default rate fell – from more than 2.7 percent in 2007 to 2.3 percent in 2008, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education. VCU compared well to its peer institutions and to other schools in Virginia.

23 Oct 2010

Friendly Rivalries Simmer at Celtic Festival

On October 23 and 24, Scottish clans gathered to celebrate the Meadow Highland Games and Celtic Festival at the Virginia State Fair Grounds.

11 Oct 2010

A New Home For AARF’s Abandoned Dogs

Jonas and his siblings were found abandoned by the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, which tried to find them a loving home. His siblings have since found homes. Three months later, however, Jonas the yellow Labrador and hound mix, is the last one left.

09 Oct 2010

Va. Beekeeping Buzzing As New Hobby

Beekeeping, a profession nearly as old as humanity itself, is changing as new keepers raise bees as a hobby and veteran keepers rethink how to raise their bees in order to combat what is known as colony collapse disorder.

09 Oct 2010

Refugees Find a Home in the Unlikeliest of Places

The refugees are Nepalese-speaking Bhutanese who lived in the Southern part of Bhutan. Bhutan is a small country in Southeast Asia near Nepal and India. In the early ’90s the Southern Bhutanese were forced to leave Bhutan when the government cited that they were residing in the country illegally. Some left voluntarily because they feared for their safety. Most of the refugees ended up in refugee camps in Nepal, where some of them have lived for more than 20 years.