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Holiday Shopping Feels The Pinch Of Tough Economy

By Shanell Jackson and Shaina Croom
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.-So far this holiday season, shoppers are spending less–in large part due to the troubled economy.

According to VCU economics professor, Dr. David Urban, stores are going to have to really go above and beyond to get customers’ attention because sales and low prices just aren’t enough.

“The other thing they have to do though I think some of them are doing, but some of them aren’t is that they have to be prepared because consumers are going to be looking for more deals, and are going to be asking a lot more questions and are going to be a lot more demanding and probably going to be a lot more stressed out.”

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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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VCU Task Force issues final report

By Ashley Tiption, Shaina Croom, and Phillip Ranallo
VCU InSight

Richmond, Va. – VCU President Eugene Trani’s Task Force on Corporate-Sponsored Research issued its final report this month.

Trani created the Task Force in response to public confusion regarding the VCU-Phillip Morris research agreement and corporate-funded initiated academic research—the subject of a New York Times story.
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Five-Year Plan Becoming More Popular

By Shania Croom and Leonard Spencer
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – More and more undergraduate students are finding it a challenge to graduate in four years.

There are many reasons why this would be an issue. Seth Sykes, University College Assistant Dean, says money is often to blame.
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