University of Richmond

Local universities keep builders building

Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond are spending $155 million on current projects, building dorms, stadiums and research centers. That’s been a blessing for some local construction firms.

Dean search at UR Biz School back to square one

Citing financial considerations, Henry N. Butler, has withdrawn as the next dean at University of Richmond’s business school, according to an email sent to faculty and staff. The school will restart the search for a new dean.

Two seniors win $2,000 in UR biz plan contest

UR seniors Daniel Brunt and apartment-mate Christopher Genualdi pitched their business plan to a panel of judges about their concept Sniff-Stick LLC and won $2,000 to get rolling. The three other finalists had some promising ideas, too.

16 top economists to confer Jan. 31 on nation’s economic crisis

Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will be joined by Nobel Prize economists James Buchanan, constitutional political economist, and Vernon Smith, experimental economist, and 13 other scholars in the daylong private discussions. The participants—to include economic historians, macroeconomists, financial economists and policy makers–will sum up their discussions and take questions… Read more »

Local teams win with season ticket sales

For local sports fans, season tickets are one expense that’s not getting cut. Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond are reporting strong season ticket sales for the upcoming men’s basketball season. Both schools, however, are taking measures to bring in casual fans who might be watching their wallets more closely this year. “We… Read more »