By Kyle Horan and Juliette Delp
RICHMOND, VA – Richmond is undergoing some serious changes in it’s landscape. American and Winged Elm trees are posing a danger by being too close to the city’s power lines and need to be replaced.
Luke McCall, an arborist with Richmond’s Urban Forestry Division, says the program is not only about removing the hazardous trees but encourages community members to be aware of their environment.
“This program is about education and about elevating people awareness about getting the right tree in the right place and getting proper tree underneath power lines so that they don’t present a safety or maintenance problems, which some of these trees do,” McCall said.
By Juliette Delp
RICHMOND, Va – Battling Robot’s were the main event at VCU’s Verizon Wireless Center on March 19th and 20th.
VirginiaFIRST combined the best of sporting and technology when they held their annual Robotics Competition with participants from more than 60 Virginia High Schools.
Pattie Cook, the Executive Director of VirginiaFIRST, spoke with VCU Insight during an in-studio interview.
By Juliette Delp and Curt Dozier
RICHMOND, Va – Word that a British exchange student went missing spread fast around VCU and the Richmond community. Now, weeks later, there are still no answers.
Jonny Dorey, a 22-year old geography student, was last seen March 2nd.
With only a thousand VCU students being international, few can identify with the culture shock. But, Andrew Shipley, senior Health and Physical Education major, can relate to Dorey.
Shipley left his hometown in England to come to VCU in 2007.
“It was pretty hard since I…first time I had actually really been away from my family, like all my family was in England and there’s me, I’m by myself, taking everything in,” said Shipley.
By Derick Waller, Juliette Delp and Chandelis Duster
RICHMOND, VA – It has been one year since Willie Fuller left Virginia Commonwealth University after he was accused of trying to solicit sex from a minor. Now he still faces no charges and we found out he likely never will.
On January 29, 2009 Chesterfield Police say they caught Fuller trying to solicit sex from a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl in a chat room. By March 11 Fuller had left the university after being suspended without pay.
Charges followed, but before his summer court date he suffered from a diabetic seizure. Fuller’s attorney, Arnold Henderson said that the resulting dementia left his client unable to communicate.
“He was not in good shape, medically,” Henderson said.
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By Juliette Delp
RICHMOND, Va. — Only 1300 of nearly 32,000 Virginia Commonwealth University students have received the H1N1 vaccine.
Dr. Margaret Roberson, Director of VCU’s Student Health Services, says that those who have not received the vaccine still should.
“Definitely we still want people to get vaccinated,” said Roberson.
By Juliette Delp and David Preut
RICHMOND, Va.– A recent two year-long study conducted by a professor from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that smoking hookah could be just as harmful as cigarettes.
Led by Dr. Thomas Eissenberg, a VCU professor of biopsychology, the study’s results were featured in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.