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  • 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...
  • Behl task force investigates body in Mathews County

    10/05/2005 3:29:37 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 10/5/05 | jim nolan
    The Richmond police task force investigating the disappearance of Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Marie Behl has discovered the remains of a body in rural Mathews County. Sources close to the investigation said the body has not been identified. It was discovered in a shallow grave behind a barn on an isolated piece of private property just west of Diggs, a community along the Chesapeake Bay just south of Rigby Island. The area is about 70 miles east of Richmond. A law-enforcement source said police were led to the scene by a photograph identified by an ex-girfriend of a man...
  • VCU offers reward in Behl case

    09/23/2005 4:46:45 AM PDT · by smartin · 6 replies · 253+ views
    TimesDispatch.com ^ | September 23, 2005 | Jim Nolan
    Officials at Virginia Commonwealth University are pledging a $20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the location and return of missing VCU freshman Taylor Marie Behl. "Please keep Taylor, her family and friends in your thoughts as we hope for her safe return," VCU President Eugene P. Trani wrote yesterday in a letter to the university and VCU Health System "communities." The announcement came a day after Behl's family posted an $11,000 reward for information about her disappearance.
  • Police report filed after Behl missing

    09/21/2005 10:12:39 PM PDT · by freespirited · 9 replies · 953+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 9/22/05 | JIM NOLAN
    A 38-year-old amateur photographer -- one of the last people to see missing Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Behl -- filed a report with police claiming he had been abducted and robbed just hours after Behl was last seen on the night of Sept. 5. The photographer told Richmond police that he was walking in an alley near Franklin Street and Monument Avenue at 5 a.m. Sept. 6 when he was "robbed by an unknown number of people," according to a Richmond Police Department incident report obtained last night by The Times-Dispatch. The photographer told police that he was hit...
  • Vigil Held for Taylor Behl at VCU

    09/20/2005 10:17:48 AM PDT · by smartin · 2 replies · 346+ views
    TimesDispatch.com ^ | September 20, 2005 | Andrew Price
    The sun set shortly after 7 p.m. at Monroe Park. An hour later, the park was illuminated once again. A crowd of about 100 people, most of them young women, expressed their hope for the safe return of Taylor Marie Behl at a candlelight vigil last night at Monroe Park in the heart of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus. A VCU freshman, Behl has been missing since Sept. 5. The 17-year-old's disappearance has attracted national attention.
  • VCU Student Possibly Was Abducted, Police Say

    09/19/2005 3:09:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1,474+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2005 | Jamie Stockwell
    One day after the car belonging to missing college student Taylor Marie Behl was located, Richmond police said yesterday that they believe the Virginia Commonwealth University freshman might have been abducted. Behl's 1997 Ford Escort was found Saturday morning in a neighborhood about 1 1/2 miles from the Richmond campus. Its license plates had been replaced with Ohio tags that were reported stolen in Richmond about two months before the Sept. 5 disappearance of Behl. ............No alert was issued when Behl was reported missing because the case did not meet the criteria, police said. Investigators executed several search warrants Friday,...
  • On The Record with Greta Van Sustren

    09/16/2005 7:14:50 PM PDT · by kublia khan · 26 replies · 1,849+ views
    foxnews | 09/16/05 | Kublia Khan
    The hurricane must be over On The Record has returned tonight with wall to wall coverage of missing person's. Virginia college coed's mother was just interviewed and next up is Natalee Holloway's mother.
  • Missing VCU Student, Taylor Behl

    09/15/2005 8:19:25 AM PDT · by smartin · 8 replies · 869+ views
    Richmond.com ^ | September 13, 2005 | Caine O'Rear
    Taylor Marie Behl, a 17-year-old freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, is still missing after last being seen on Sept. 5, according to Colonel Willie B. Fuller, the VCU chief of police. The VCU student was first reported missing on Sept. 7 around 1:35 a.m. Her roommate, who was with her boyfriend at the time, saw her last on Sept. 5 around 10:20 p.m. in their dorm room. Behl had just returned from dinner at the Village Café, located on the corner of Harrison and Grace streets. She left shortly after that with just her car keys and a credit card....
  • Missing VCU Student, Taylor Behl

    09/15/2005 8:14:22 AM PDT · by smartin · 45 replies · 1,670+ views
    Richmond.com ^ | September 13, 2005 | Caine O"Rear
    Taylor Marie Behl, a 17-year-old freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, is still missing after last being seen on Sept. 5, according to Colonel Willie B. Fuller, the VCU chief of police. The VCU student was first reported missing on Sept. 7 around 1:35 a.m. Her roommate, who was with her boyfriend at the time, saw her last on Sept. 5 around 10:20 p.m. in their dorm room. Behl had just returned from dinner at the Village Café, located on the corner of Harrison and Grace streets. She left shortly after that with just her car keys and a credit card....
  • Va. college student remains missing a week after she disappeared

    09/13/2005 10:37:55 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 45 replies · 2,131+ views
    DailyPress.com ^ | September 12, 2005 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU
    RICHMOND, Va. -- One week after she walked out of her dorm room to give her roommate privacy with a boyfriend, a 17-year-old college student remains missing--and increasingly anxious authorities have called in the FBI for help. Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Taylor Behl hasn't been heard from since she hastily departed her room last Monday night with her car keys and a credit card. Her roommate reported her missing to campus police around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. There has been no activity on her credit cards or bank accounts since Monday, police said. Calls to her cell phone ring through, indicating...
  • First Mixed Friday Prayers Led by a Woman: Muslim Reactions to an Historical Precedent

    06/21/2005 9:37:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies · 379+ views
    MEMRI ^ | June 21, 2005 | Aluma Dankowitz
    Introduction On March 18, 2005, for the first time on record in the history of Islam, a woman led a mixed congregation of men and women in Friday prayers. The imam was Dr. Amina Wadud, an American Muslim of Indian origin who is professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the author of the book The Qur'an and the Woman: Rereading the Holy Text from a Female Perspective. The main organizer of the event was Asra Nomani, an Indian-born Muslim and an author and former Wall Street Journal reporter who initiated the Muslim Women's Freedom Tour project that...
  • VCU study shows big-brained people are smarter

    06/18/2005 8:02:53 AM PDT · by Reeses · 39 replies · 824+ views
    University News Service ^ | June 17, 2005 | Michael A. McDaniel
    People with bigger brains are smarter than their smaller-brained counterparts, according to a study conducted by a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher published in the journal “Intelligence.” The study, published on line June 16, could settle a long-standing scientific debate about the relationship between brain size and intelligence. Ever since German anatomist and physiologist Frederick Tiedmann wrote in 1836 that there exists “an indisputable connection between the size of the brain and the mental energy displayed by the individual man,” scientists have been searching for biological evidence to prove his claim. “For all age and sex groups, it is now very...
  • Prayer service angers Muslims

    03/28/2005 11:03:37 AM PST · by JZelle · 45 replies · 1,616+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-28-05 | Zinie Chen Sampson
    RICHMOND -- Virginia Commonwealth University has tightened security because of threats against a faculty member who led a mixed-sex prayer service that drew harsh criticism throughout the Muslim world. The precautionary measures were taken the week after Islamic studies professor Amina Wadud led 80 to 100 men and women in Muslim prayer at a church in New York. Muslim clerics denounced her actions and some have suggested that it was part of a plot to corrupt Islam, which requires separate religious services for men and women.
  • Woman Leads Muslim Prayer Service in New York City Despite Criticism in the Middle East

    03/18/2005 3:41:55 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 31 replies · 1,326+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-03-18-05 1437EST
    Woman Leads Muslim Prayer Service in New York City Despite Criticism in the Middle EastBy Tarek El-Tablawy Associated Press Writer Published: Mar 18, 2005 NEW YORK (AP) - A female professor led an Islamic prayer service Friday with men in the congregation despite sharp criticism from Muslim religious leaders in the Middle East who complained that it violated centuries of tradition. Amina Wadud, a professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led the service at Synod House at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, an Episcopal church in Manhattan. Some Islamic scholars have said they were aware of...
  • Study says unequal care fatal for blacks

    12/22/2004 8:22:02 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 22 replies · 609+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec 22, 2004 | January W. Payne
    More than 886,000 deaths could have been prevented from 1991 to 2000 if African-Americans had received the same level of health care as whites, according to an analysis in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The study estimates that technological improvements in medicine -- including better drugs, devices, and procedures -- averted only 176,633 deaths during the same period. That means "five times as many lives can be saved by correcting the disparities [in care between whites and blacks] than in developing new treatments," Dr. Steven H. Woolf, lead author and director of research at Virginia...
  • Hans Blix After Action Report, Richmond, VA 04/22/04

    04/23/2004 8:42:19 PM PDT · by Flora McDonald · 31 replies · 191+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 04/23/04 | Flora McDonald
    <p>Members of the Richmond Conservative Forum met in front of the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. yesterday evening to protest the taxpayer funded appearance of Hans Blix and to support President George W. Bush, our Troops and the Mission they have been deployed to accomplish. FReepers in attendance were Alpheus, GottaLuvAkitas1, tva, GeorgeW23225, helmut113 and Flora McDonald.</p>
  • Hans Blix to Surface at VCU in Richmond, VA April 22, 2004

    04/13/2004 5:43:34 PM PDT · by Flora McDonald · 32 replies · 328+ views
    All FReepers, Lurkers, Protest Warriors and Patriots are invited to join us in giving former U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix the welcome he deserves when he speaks at VCU’s Siegel Center on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. Inspector Gadget is promoting his new book, “Disarming Iraq”, which coincidentally will be on sale at the VCU bookstore that very same day. His appearance is funded by a grant from the NEH (National Endowment for Humanities). That’s right, our tax dollars are going to this man who called his American detractors in Washington bastards. And then there is the...
  • Caroline Glick and Daniel Pipes Coming to VCU

    04/12/2004 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Flora McDonald · 11 replies · 176+ views
    04-12-04 | Flora McDonald
    Supporters of a Safe Israel invites you to join us for two extremely interesting and informational events this month! We are providing an excellent opportunity for our community to learn about pressing issues on United States policy, Israel, and the Middle East. And best of all, these opportunities are free! We look forward to seeing you there! Thursday, April 15 7:00 p.m. We are hosting Caroline Glick, columnist and deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post. Glick was recently embedded with the US Third Infantry in Iraq and has been a leading voice in Israeli politics and media. Her topic...
  • The Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars

    03/28/2004 7:16:18 PM PST · by Flora McDonald · 10 replies · 142+ views
    03/28/04 | Flora McDonald
    Supporters of a Safe Israel Invites you to hear Dr. Yaacov Lazowick Speak onThe Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars Tuesday, March 30th 7 p.m. at Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Va Archivist of the Collection at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial, Dr. Yaakov Lazowick and Supporters of a Safe Israel seek to end the cycle of violence that plagues the Modern State of Israel, Judea and Gaza. in the Business Building Auditorium
  • Richmond Officials Assess Damage From Wind-Driven Fire

    03/27/2004 6:08:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 162+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 27, 2004
    Richmond Officials Assess Damage From Wind-Driven Fire Mar 27, 2004 By David E. Leiva/ Associated Press Writer/ RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Firefighters poured water on the remains of a smoldering downtown building Saturday, a day after wind-whipped flames destroyed or damaged nearly two dozen structures. Firefighters had stayed on the scene overnight to douse hot spots, said Lt. Keith Vida of the Richmond Fire Department. A woman died when the power company shut down electricity to help firefighters contain the blaze. She went into cardiac arrest after her oxygen tank quit, said Assistant Fire Marshal Lt. Ronald Faulconer. The woman...
  • SIX-SQUARE BLOCKS ON FIRE DOWNTOWN RICHMOND, VA.

    03/26/2004 11:09:30 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 178 replies · 843+ views
    Fox News
    Fox reporting "five or six square blocks" near Broad Street on fire in downstown Richmond, VA. "Explosions heard" before fire erupted. Evacuations underway. Fire spreading.
  • The Confederate battle flag continues to be a symbol of regional pride

    02/10/2004 6:16:00 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 1,047 replies · 2,656+ views
    freelancestar ^ | 2/10/2004 | BUFFY RIPLEY
    IS THE Confederate battle flag a symbol of hate? Although there are certain connotations that have been improperly associated with the Confederate flag, there are still many people within the American population who display it to show pride in their heritage. Heritage, not hate.The Confederate States of America was a compilation of southern states that seceded from the United States of America. Following the formation of this new government, the grievances between the North and South produced hostility and warfare.Our differences divided us as a nation. Yet during that period, there arose a certain Southern solidarity that people cannot forget.A...
  • Scientists Present Findings at First Conference Ever on Forgiveness Research

    10/22/2003 3:06:08 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 22 replies · 189+ views
    Scientists Present Findings at First Conference Ever on Forgiveness Research 10/22/03 2:34:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Vicki Robb, 202-285-4394, or Louisa Mattozzi, 703-476-0742; Web: http://www.forgiving.org News Advisory: More than 40 of the top scientists in the world who study forgiveness are reporting on their research at a conference in Atlanta Oct. 24-25 at the Westin, Peachtree Plaza Hotel. Spanning the globe from South Africa to Northern Ireland, some of the top researchers include Franz duWaal (director of the Yerkes Primate Center), Ming Tsuang (Harvard psychiatrist), and Lyndon Eaves (geneticist, second most cited geneticist in world)....
  • Marijuana and Its Receptor Protein in The Brain Can Control Epilepsy, VCU Study Finds

    09/30/2003 12:58:12 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 67 replies · 737+ views
    Richmond.Com ^ | Sept. 30, 2003
    Marijuana and Its Receptor Protein in The Brain Can Control Epilepsy, VCU Study Finds Ingredients in marijuana and the cannabinoid receptor protein, which is produced naturally in the body to regulate the central nervous system and other bodily functions, play a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy, according to a new study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. The study, the first to look at marijuana and the brain's cannabinoid system in live animals with spontaneous, recurrent seizures, suggests new avenues that researchers can explore in their search for more-effective drugs to treat epileptic patients who don't respond to...
  • Immigrant Group Sues Virginia Colleges (For following immigration laws)

    09/04/2003 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 397+ views
    Immigrant Group Sues Virginia Colleges Immigrant-Rights Group Sues Seven Virginia Colleges Over Admissions Policy The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. Sept. 3 — Immigrant-rights groups are suing seven Virginia colleges for allegedly following the state attorney general's advice to deny admission to illegal immigrants.The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, contends that the schools' policies usurp the role of federal immigration authorities. It was filed on behalf of unidentified students who either attend or have graduated from Virginia public high schools. The suit follows an advisory opinion issued last year by Attorney General Jerry Kilgore recommending that all Virginia...
  • Illegals Sues Virginia Colleges

    09/04/2003 11:02:40 AM PDT · by CJ Wolf · 45 replies · 637+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2003 | Mary Shaffrey
    A group of Hispanic illegal immigrants sued seven state colleges and universities yesterday in federal court, claiming the schools denied them admission because of their immigration status. The lawsuit, made public yesterday, says the schools' presidents and rectors are following ill-conceived legal advice from state Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, who last fall issued an opinion recommending that all Virginia colleges deny admission to illegal immigrants and suggesting that admissions officers report potentially illegal applicants to federal authorities. The schools are George Mason University, James Madison University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the Northern Virginia Community...
  • Nadeau now fully conscious, speaking

    05/22/2003 9:50:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 5/22/03 | Dave Rodman - Turner Sports
    Nadeau, 32, continues a rehabilitation program at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center that includes physical, recreational, and occupational and speech therapy. The Danbury, Conn., veteran suffered a moderate to severe head injury, a fractured left scapula (shoulder blade) and injuries to his left-side lung and ribs on May 2 when his car spun and hit the Turn 1 wall during a practice session at RIR. Doctors at VCU Medical Center said Nadeau has shown rapid progress this week, is medically stable and is not in a situation where it is necessary to classify his general condition. Jay Frye, general manager...
  • Va. music student defies deafness to a high degree

    05/18/2003 6:09:43 AM PDT · by Maigrey · 7 replies · 230+ views
    Va. music student defies deafness to a high degree By Bill Baskervill, The Associated Press May 18, 2003 RICHMOND, Va. - A woman who lost all hearing when she was beaten by a robber received a master's degree in music composition Saturday from Virginia Commonwealth University, becoming the first deaf student ever to earn a music degree from the school. By Lisa Billings/AP Tammie Willis watches fellow music student Tiara Walker play piano at Virginia Commonwealth University. Willis can't hear the music - she was rendered deaf in a 1994 beating Instructor William Eldridge described Tammie Willis's accomplishment as...