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The University of Richmond, a liberal arts college located in Richmond, Virginia, is committed to educating in an intellectually vibrant community dedicated to the holistic development of students. The University offers both the close-knit community of a small college and opportunities that rival those of larger institutions, including a strong Division I athletics program and the nation’s only Spider mascot.

Richmond’s learning and research environment is grounded in the liberal arts and is enriched by its array of schools, with a singular integration of learning and scholarship across campus. Richmond enrolls approximately 3,600 traditional undergraduate students in the School of Arts & Sciences, Robins School of Business, and Jepson School of Leadership Studies, as well as 1,000 students in the School of Law (JD and LLM), School of Professional & Continuing Studies (graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs) and Robins School of Business (MBA) programs.

The University is committed to access and affordability and is one of about 80 institutions in the country that is both need-blind and meets full need. The Richmond Guarantee guarantees each undergraduate student up to $5,000 to participate in a faculty-mentored research project or an internship.

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Evan Milligan, plaintiff in an Alabama case that could have far-reaching effects on minority voting power across the U.S., speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 4, 2022. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File

Alabama’s defiant new voting map rejected by federal court – after Republicans ignored the Supreme Court’s directive to add a second majority-Black House district

Since 2020, Alabama lawmakers have failed to draw political districts that give Black voters an equal chance of selecting political candidates that represent their interests.
Hip-hop culture spread quickly – to places like London, seen here in 1984. Kerstin Rodgers/Redferns

Hip-hop at 50: 7 essential listens to celebrate rap’s widespread influence

On Aug. 11, 1973, a block party in the Bronx spawned a genre that would go on to influence nearly all aspects of US culture – and the music, fashion and art of countries around the world.
Panic over supposed ‘super-predator’ teens ended years ago, but its consequences did not. jabejon/iStock via Getty Images Plus

40 years ago, the US started sending more and more kids to prison without hope of release, but today, it’s far more rare – what happened?

Research on developing brains has helped bring about a sea change in attitudes toward juvenile life without parole. But many people who committed crimes as minors are still serving such sentences.
Government agencies can track you, thanks to the vast amounts of personal information available for sale. metamorworks/iStock via Getty Images

US agencies buy vast quantities of personal information on the open market – a legal scholar explains why and what it means for privacy in the age of AI

The government faces legal restrictions on how much personal information it can gather on citizens, but the law is largely silent on agencies purchasing the data from commercial brokers.
A statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, sits in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Historians consistently have given Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, their highest rating because of his leadership during the Civil War. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Presidential greatness is rarely fixed in stone – changing attitudes on racial injustice and leadership qualities lead to dramatic shifts

Historians change their views of presidents over time, often because of the country’s changing views on race and moral leadership.


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