Monthly Archives: November 2008

VCU Senior Dance Majors Grace The Stage

By Ashley Tipton
VCU Insight

Richmond, Va.–Instead of stressing over her final written exams, VCU senior Ashley Narvaez had a routine to polish.

Narvaez is a dance and choreography major whose senior project is part of VCU’s The Dance Show: Fall 2008 Senior Project Concert, which was performed November 20-22 at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace St. in Richmond.

The concert featured Narvaez and six other seniors from the VCU Department of Dance and Choreography. They created comprehensive dance routines that include choreography, music selection, costume and lighting design. The seniors have also studied marketing and fundraising techniques.


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Anderson Gallery exhibiting “The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic”

By Phillip Ranallo
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va.–The Anderson Gallery’s newest exhibit, “The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic” features modern technology and ancient techniques.

The exhibition features eight contemporary artists working in the medium of encaustic, and “Landscapes without Memory”, featuring large-scale prints of landscape images generated by computer software.

Reni Gower, a VCU professor of painting and printmaking who organized the exhibit, says the title was meant to be humorous.


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Two Students Shot Near Campus

Jon White
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.-Richmond CrimeStoppers is offering up to $11,000 in rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved in wounding Robbie Berriz, 18, and a fellow VCU student during a botched robbery in the early morning hours of September 26th.

Both students were hospitalized after the attack on the corner of Goshen and Broad Street, and reported a struggle with the suspect when the firearm was discharged.

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VCU Men’s Basketball Season Begins

By Sasha Lester and Alex Dynan
VCU InSight

The VCU Men’s Basketball Team will kick off the new season on Friday, November 7th with an exhibition game against Virginia Union University.

Fans can expect to see three new faces on the court this season: David Hinton, Bradford Burgess and Terrance Saintil. Star guard and Preseason “Player of the Year”, Eric Maynor, is the only senior on the team this year.

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Deck Collape Near Campus Injures 21

By Shaina Croom and Leonard Spencer
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va.- VCU students injured in a balcony collapse two weeks ago are still recovering. Meanwhile the City of Richmond is trying to make sure people are staying on top of their inspections.

Reports say that about 50 people were partying on the deck at 1305 West Cary Street when it suddenly collapsed on November 7 injuring 21 guests, mostly VCU students.

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Circuit City Blows a Fuse

By Jon White,
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — A tough economy and lack of consumer traffic has led the nation’s second largest electronics retail chain—and one of the oldest in Virginia— to file for bankruptcy, close many of its stores, and slash jobs.

Richmond-based Circuit City Inc., one of the area’s largest employers, announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company also announced the closing of more than 150 stores and 6,800 employee lay-offs nationwide.

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Bill Clinton at VCU

By Bobby McBride and Jon White
VCU InSignt

RICHMOND, Va. – Former President Bill Clinton made a visit to VCU’s Student Commons on October 12 to conduct a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama before a crowd of about 4,000.

Presidential nominees visited the state of Virginia because it is a key battleground state in the election.
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