Monthly Archives: February 2009

Adults Learn How to Swim at MCV’s Pool

By Scott Kennedy and Brittany Grove
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va- Aisha Moten is a Virginia Commonwealth University student by day and instructor by night–and her class meets in a swimming pool. She’s one of the certified instructors in VCU’s Learn to Swim program.

VCU offers classes at its MCV campus pools to help adults learn this vital task throughout a seven week session. Moten realizes the importance of knowing how to swim in a life-threatening water circumstance. Coupled with her passion for people, she said she’s led to share her swimming knowledge with her adult students.

“I know a lot of people might not really know how to swim, or they might think they know how to swim,” says Moten. “But I think everybody should definitely learn how to swim.”

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Student Commons Celebrates 25 Years

By Jeremy Hirsch
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.– This year marks the silver anniversary of the VCU student commons, a building that dominates both campus and many students’ daily VCU experience.

“The commons is like hang central,” said Jeff Early, a VCU Junior.

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VCU Community Members Witness Historic Inauguration

By Mark Coffman and Nurah Majeed
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va — While the rest of the country watched on TV, some members of the VCU community braved the crowds and chilly temperatures to attend the recent inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Shannon Williams, a graphic designer at Founders Hall, said she had been waiting for this day since she was a little girl. As an African American woman, Williams said the inauguration had special significance to her and her family.


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