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Movieland Opening Helps VCU Children

By Scott Kennedy and Brittany Grove
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.– A new movie theatre recently opened in Richmond. Movieland Cinemas is located on Boulevard Avenue, just past the Diamond Stadium, and it’s already making its mark as a partner in the community.

The cinemas complex was once a locomotive factory. Movieland retained much of the original building and even has artifacts on display that were found during construction. The historic building, combined with the locomotive atmosphere, helps make Richmond’s newest attraction so unique.

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New VCU President to Receive $890,000 in Compensation

By Scott Kennedy and Mark Coffman
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.- Many students and faculty have been meeting VCU’s President-elect Michael Rao, who will take over as VCU’s President on July first.

His current salary is $302,357 a year as President of Central Michigan University, which has 27,354 students. In comparison, VCU has 32,284 students.

In the midst of an economic recession some members of the VCU community are questioning Rao’s compensation package.

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College Journalism Students Cover VA Capital

By Nurah Majeed and Scott Kennedy
VCU InSight

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Students Study Courses Overseas

By Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

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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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