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About Iva Radman

Iva Radman is currently a VCU senior set to graduate this December with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. Over the past two years she has been involved in many facets of media including web writing, public relations, and broadcast journalism. Iva is a news junkie and aspires to be a television news producer. She is a cancer survivor (for almost two years now) and is an avid spokesperson for cancer awareness and blood donation.

Larrick Dining Hall to Re-open

By Iva Radman
VCU InSight

After being shut down for nearly three years Larrick Dining Center is scheduled to re-open on January 7, 2010.  Like its’ Monroe Park campus equivalent, Shafer Dining Court, it will feature salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, “comfort” foods, desserts and food to go.

Associate Director of VCU Business Services Dan McDonald says it’s a big improvement from what Larrick was before.

“Students in the past were…they had to pick from the typical cafeteria line, here they’ll be able to go up and get food prepared specifically for them.”

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VCU Rice Center Named Project of the Year

By Iva Radman
VCU InSight

The VCU Rice Center has been name the Region’s Overall Project of the Year by Midatlantic Construction Magazine. The “Best of 2009” Awards Program recognizes the center for its exceptional design and construction.

“The Walter L. Rice Education Building blends exceptional design with careful construction,” according to a news release by the magazine. “It is the first building in Virginia to be awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification, and received 54 out of the required 52 credits.”

The $2.8 million research center is located on 342 acres on the north bank of James River in Charles City, Virginia. The center was opened in 2008.

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VCU Shafer Dining Court Wins Award

By Iva Radman and Chelse Greaux
VCU InSight

Virginia Commonwealth University‘s Market 810 at Shafer Court Dining Center on the Monroe Park campus has been named a Dining Hall of Distinction by University Business Magazine.

Market 810, operated by Aramark, was the winner in the Public Institution category. A total of 65 higher education institutions from around the country submitted applications for the award.

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Cheap Eats Benefit Students and Restaurants

By Taylor Hall and Iva Radman
VCU InSight

Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are taking advantage of deals at local restaurants during rough economic times. Some of the deals include $1 burgers, tacos, and slices of pizza, and 20% off meals for students.

Restaurants like Strawberry Street Cafe, Extreme Pizza, Little Mexico, and Capital Ale House are some of the hot spots that offer discounts like these. Most of these discounts are offered on week nights.

The deals are not only benefiting the students, but also the restaurants. Despite a National Restaurant Association survey reporting a 0.2% decline in restaurant sales this year, local restaurant owners say that offering these deals to students helps to bring in more traffic.

“It’s a line at the door from 6:00 to 8:30pm. It’s a busy night,” says Ron Joseph, owner of Strawberry Street Cafe.

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VCU “Well” Director Talks H1N1

By Iva Radman
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va — As swine flu continues to spread around the nation, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Health Preparedness Committee are meeting to make plans should swine flu become a serious problem. Among those included in the meeting are VCU Student Health Services, Residence Life, Dining Services, and News Services.

Director of the Wellness Resource Center for the VCU campuses, Linda Hancock, says they are planning for possible outbreaks of illness in addition to prevention.

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Local Frat Gets Shut Down

By Iva Radman & Jerome Foster
VCU InSight

Fall semester began with one fewer fraternity on campus. On April 30 the national Kappa Sigma Fraternity office shut down the local VCU chapter for hazing and left 37 initiated students without a Greek home.

The details of that hazing have not been made public. It was serious enough that a VCU student spent four days at VCU Medical Center following a camping trip the group took last spring in Essex County, Virginia.

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