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  • Virginia University Publishes ‘LGBTQIA+ Terminology’ Handout

    02/06/2017 2:32:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A Virginia university has published an “LGBTQIA+ Terminology” handout defining terms like “cisgender privilege,” “demisexual,” “heterosexism,” and “polyamorous” relationships.
  • VCU Prof: Brazilian Evangelicals Rise Up

    06/02/2016 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Post story, "In BrazilÂ’s political crisis, a powerful new force: Evangelical Christians," is an amazing account from a liberal perspective of how Christian conservatives are taking back their country. One leading critic of the ruling Workers Party in Brazil said, "We saw that communism was in their DNA." We saw this coming more than a year ago in our story, "Anti-Marxist Counter-Revolution in Brazil." The obvious question is, Can it happen here? The answer is, Not with Trump. Andrew Chesnut, a Latin America expert and professor of religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, is quoted as saying, "They think...
  • Task Force to Help Fight Muslim Stereotypes at Virginia Commonwealth U. VCU

    05/26/2016 7:54:09 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 15 replies
    WWBT NBC News 12 Richmond VA ^ | 25 May 2016 | Allison Norlian WWBT NBC News 12
    Task force to help fight Muslim stereotypes at VCU Published:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:11 pm EDT Updated:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:53 pm EDT By Allison Norlian RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Multiple departments at VCU came together and created a “Muslim Advocacy Task Force,” in order to combat stereotypes against Muslims and hatred towards the Islamic culture. The school started the task force after increased hostility towards Muslim students on campus because of terrorist attacks like those in Paris, Belgium, and San Bernadino. Those attacks and other international terror threats instilled fear in many people across the United States - fear...
  • Burnside Watstein LGBT Awards celebrate historic year in Virginia [Virginia Commonwealth University]

    11/05/2014 9:48:01 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 2 replies
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU News ^ | 5 November 2014 | Megan Schmidt, VCU University Public Affairs
    Burnside Watstein LGBT Awards celebrate historic year in Virginia [Virginia Commonwealth University VCU] By Megan Schmidt University Public Affairs (804) 827-0218 schmidtmr@vcu.edu Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 “Oct. 6, 2014, marked the day that love won in Virginia.” Leticia Flores, former director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Psychological Services and Development, choked up as she delivered her acceptance speech at the 2014 Burnside Watstein Award ceremony. She was referencing the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Virginia. “I’m sorry. I get emotional....
  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Holds Lavender Graduation [barf alert]

    05/23/2013 1:06:31 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies
    http://www.news.vcu.edu/news/VCU_Holds_Second_Lavender_Graduation ^ | 2 May 2013 | VCU Public Affairs News Office
    VCU Holds Second Lavender Graduation Cassie Williams Jones University Public Affairs (804) 828-7028 cwjones@vcu.edu 5/2/2013 Approximately 40 graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex seniors participated in the second VCU Lavender Graduation on April 26. Lavender Graduation is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating gender and sexual minority students on campus. Participants received a rainbow cord to wear with their academic regalia at the university’s official commencement activities on May 11. “It was such a delight to be part of the second annual Lavender Graduation planning group and to see the room full of people...
  • VCU volleyball coach James Finley says he was fired because he is gay; team finished 25-6

    11/30/2012 7:15:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Associated Press, ^ | November 30, 2012
    RICHMOND, Va. — VCU women’s volleyball coach James Finley is fighting to get his job back after he says he was fired because he is gay. Finley, 52, has filed a complaint with VCU’s Office for Institutional Equity. University spokesperson Pamela D. Lepley said an investigation is being conducted and must be completed within 45 days.
  • Radford’s self-defense ban goes into effect even as VCU sees huge increase in crime against students

    10/30/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 11 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 30, 2012 | John Pierce
    Last week’s Virginia Register contained the final publication of Radford University’s campus weapons ban. This may seem rather sudden to those familiar with the rather long and complex ‘notice and comment’ process by which most regulations are promulgated in Virginia. After all, the regulation was only first voted on by the Radford University Board of Visitors on Friday September 14th. --IMAGE HERE-- However, thanks to the ill-advised fast-track regulatory power granted to state-operated colleges and universities by § 2.2-4002(A)(6), the regulation becomes effective immediately upon publication without any public notice or comment period as would normally be the case with...
  • Police seek same suspect in 3 [Richmond Va] VCU-area armed robberies [in one night]

    10/17/2012 7:54:48 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies
    Richmond [Va] Times Dispatch newspaper ^ | 17 October 2012 | Richmond Times Dispatch staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Police believe ... same person ... three armed robberies ... Virginia Commonwealth University's ... downtown Richmond ... Tuesday night. There were no injuries ... robberies ... 9:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of Grove Avenue... and at 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Clay Street ... 10:12 p.m. in the 700 block of West Clay,.... Richmond and VCU police were searching ... black man in his 20s ... small, silver, semiautomatic handgun ... wearing a ... gray hoodie ... white Chevrolet Impala. Police said ... victim's wallet and cell phone.... There ... two victims in...
  • VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable'

    10/09/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 9 October 2012 | Richmond times Dispatch staff
    UPDATE: VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable' VCU News conference By: Times-Dispatch Staff | Times-Dispatch Published: October 08, 2012 Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:06 AM RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao today branded as untenable a string of two robberies, three attempted robberies and one brandishing of a firearm that occurred in rapid succession on or near the school's main downtown Richmond campus. "A safe learning, living and working environment is essential... three-paragraph email.... Rao ... scheduled to meet ... Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood ... Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to discuss the...
  • Group commits assault, violent robbery on VCU's main campus (Holder's people)

    08/22/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 32 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 22, 2012 | Times-Dispatch Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Police were searching this morning for a group of about 15 young men believed to have committed an assault and a violent robbery in rapid succession on Virginia Commonwealth University's main academic campus in downtown Richmond. Neither victim was seriously injured in the two attacks, which occurred along Shafer Street on the Monroe Park campus about 2:55 a.m. VCU and Richmond police described the assailants as a group of 15 black males between the ages of 17 and 22.
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • New compound discovered that rapidly kills liver cancer

    03/14/2012 7:10:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies · 1+ views
    medicalxpress.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Provided by Virginia Commonwealth University
    Scientists have identified a new compound that rapidly kills hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, the most common form of liver cancer and fifth most common cancer worldwide, while sparing healthy tissue. The compound, Factor Qunolinone Inhibitor 1 (FQI1), works by inhibiting an oncogene originally discovered by a team of researchers led by Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Harrison Scholar at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center, Blick Scholar and assistant professor in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics and member of the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. Recently published in the journal Proceedings of...
  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ Gets 'A' in National Green Report Card

    10/27/2010 1:39:02 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies
    VCU Virginia Commonwealth University news press release facebook ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
    VCU Receives A- in National Green Report Card Anne Buckley VCU Communications and Public Relations (804) 828-6052 albuckley@vcu.edu 10/27/2010 Virginia Commonwealth University today received an A- in the national “Green Report Card” — an independent evaluation of sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices. VCU was the only college in Virginia to receive a grade in the A range. http://www.news.vcu.edu/news/VCU_Receives_A_in_National_Green_Report_Card The College Sustainability Report 2011 assessed 322 colleges and universities, representing all 50 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces, in nine categories, ranging from Climate Change & Energy to Green Building to Investment Priorities. The report provides detailed school profiles...
  • Virginia Commonwealth University participates in Earth Hour, turns out the lights

    03/26/2010 8:56:15 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies · 590+ views
    VCU Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 26 March 2010 | VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Dining Services Earth Hour Event: On Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. Shafer Court Dining Center and Jonah’s will take part in Earth Hour — the world’s largest climate change event. By simply turning out all nonessential lighting for one hour, Dining Services will join tens of millions of concerned citizens through...out the world in calling for action to save the planet. The locations will remain open, but with limited lighting during this hour. For more information about the VCU event, contact tmhighsmith@vcu.edu.
  • Girlfriend recounts a life ended too soon (VA college student murdered)

    03/29/2008 4:36:24 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 38 replies · 2,029+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 29 Mar 08 | Bill McKelway
    She knew him as a devoted friend, so worldly wise at 19 that the slight difference in their ages evaporated. "What people need to know is what a kind person he was; he was full of life, full of laughter and connecting with people," she said. But Thursday night, the new world shared by VCU students Tyler J. Binsted and his 21-year-old girlfriend turned upside down at Richmond's Byrd Park. "They got my keys and opened the trunk of my car," Binsted's girlfriend said yesterday, her face drawn, her eyes dry as sand. One of the two assailants had a...
  • William & Mary Uncensored

    02/04/2008 8:28:33 AM PST · by bs9021 · 14 replies · 113+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 4, 2008 | Don Irvine
    William & Mary Uncensored by: Don Irvine, February 04, 2008 February 1, 2008— William and Mary school president Gene Nichol okayed students’ requests to hold the “Sex Workers’ Art Show” to be held on campus this week. The show which features prostitutes, strippers and other sex workers performing their work is part of a nationwide tour that will take them to Harvard and the University of Michigan. The show was scheduled to take place at Virginia Commonwealth University as well but according to Reuban Rodriguez no student requested campus space for the event and the performers violated their contract with...
  • Ward "Wannabee" Churchill Coming To Richmond

    08/27/2007 1:09:08 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 721+ views
    Ward "Wannabee" Churchill Coming To Richmond Toooo funny! Be there or be sqare! "From a Native Son: Conquest and Colonization in the Americas: An Evening with Ward Churchill" Sept 7, 2007 7pm VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons 907 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23284 Free and open to the public You've got to go read the comments on Richmond's commie website!
  • Your thoughts on guns on college campuses [90% yes, blamed on Freerepublic, apparently]

    02/04/2006 7:15:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 64 replies · 1,355+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 2-4-06
    Our Thursday story about a proposed bill that would allow guns onto college campuses drew quite a response. Thanks in large part, apparently, to a call to vote from the conservative Web site freerepublic.com, our poll question garnered more than 2,000 votes -- more than 90 percent in favor of the legislation. And more than 30 of you visited the roanoke.com message board to voice your own opinions. Here is a sample of what you said: >I am for gun rights but changing this could endanger lives, it's all about someone having the power to say no to carrying a...
  • Fawley Indicted for Murder in College Student's Death (Taylor Behl)

    01/17/2006 9:41:08 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 669+ views
    DailyPress ^ | 1/17/2006 | n/a
    Fawley indicted for murder in college student's deathBy the Associated Press January 17, 2006 RICHMOND, Va. -- Amateur photographer Benjamin Fawley was indicted Tuesday for the murder of Taylor Behl, a 17-year-old college student whose body was found in rural Mathews County. The county's commonwealth's attorney, Jack Gill, said Fawley was indicted on a first degree murder charge. "I don't want to go into any of the evidence in the case," he told reporters outside the courthouse. Behl was found dead on Oct. 5, one month after she was reported missing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Fawley, 38, is currently being...
  • Police Told Death an Accident, Lawyer Says (Taylor Behl)

    10/16/2005 1:09:33 AM PDT · by freespirited · 64 replies · 2,209+ views
    Washington Post (Pravda on the Potomac) ^ | 10/26/05 | Lyndsey Layton
    Benjamin Fawley, a suspect in the death of Taylor Marie Behl, told police that the Vienna teenager died accidentally while they were having a sexual encounter, an attorney representing Behl's mother said yesterday. Her grieving mother disputed the account. "Let's be clear -- Ben Fawley murdered my daughter," Janet Pelasara said during a hastily arranged news conference outside her attorney's McLean office. "His claim that it was accidental is just one more perversion of the truth in his ever-changing web of lies." Fawley told investigators that he had consensual sex with Behl in her car parked near a beach in...