In the News

November 30, 2006

WORLD

ANKARA, Turkey – Pope Benedict XVI urged leaders of all religions Tuesday to “utterly refuse” to support any form of violence in the name of faith, while Turkey’s top Muslim cleric complained to the pontiff of growing “Islamophobia” in the world.

As he began his first visit to a Muslim country – a trip that drew extraordinary security but few onlookers – Benedict sought a careful balance as he extended friendship and brotherhood to Muslims, hoping to end the outcry from many Muslims over his remarks linking Islam to violence. Read More

SGA Senate to decide on Veterans Day bill

November 30, 2006

Weeks after Veterans Day, students are debating whether VCU should do more to commemorate the Nov. 11 holiday.

The Student Government Association is expected to decide Monday on a student-sponsored bill, the VCU Freedom Act, which asks the university to recognize Veterans Day on future university calendars. Read More

Crime Log

November 30, 2006

Oct. 30

A male was arrested in Brandt Hall for simple assault.

Nov. 8

A female advised that a known person assaulted her in the University Student Commons.

Nov. 15

A male was arrested at the Ukrop’s on North Harrison Street for larceny.

A female advised that a known person assaulted her in Gladding Residence Center. Read More

Section Pool | NFL Week 13

November 30, 2006

For me, last week was the unluckiest week of football ever. Michael De Soto got what he’s been waiting for. It’s not a new girlfriend (his current one is solidly mean), and it’s not the kind of happiness a woman can bring. In fact, I only brought up the topic of his love life so that I could make fun of the dumb girls this pal of mine attracts. Read More

Living on

November 30, 2006

Panic and fear ran through Elisabeth Kuhn’s mind 13 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “The very first thing I thought was ‘I’m going to die. How long do I have left?'”

Kuhn, an associate professor of English, turned to poetry to express her experience battling cancer. Read More

Trash-bag clad man strikes student

November 30, 2006

A man wearing only a trash bag assaulted a female student on campus Wednesday afternoon. Pam Lepley, director of University News Services, said the student received a bruise on her face but did not seek medical attention.

“A young and obviously unstable man” in his late teens or early 20s struck the student in front of the Singleton Center for Performing Arts just after 2 p. Read More

Fire won’t slow Campus Addition construction

November 30, 2006

A smoky fire clouding up the Monroe Park Campus Addition on Tuesday was quickly contained. Sparks from welding on the top floor of the under-construction School of Engineering building lit a stack of roofing insulation on fire.

“It looked impressive,” said Lt. Read More

Your Turn Letters to the Editor

November 30, 2006

VCU students care about freedom, not days off

I had the displeasure of reading Monday’s letter to the editor written by a very embittered Sara Duke. Not only is her letter impertinent to those who genuinely care about honoring America, but her “facts” are wrong. Read More

Behl’s mother signs books, gives safety advice

November 30, 2006

Janet Pelasara, often hesitating between sentences, remembered police describing her daughter’s dead body. Though visibly upset by the events she described, Pelasara relived them for a small book signing at the Virginia Book Company three weeks after her new book, “Love You More: The Taylor Behl Story,” hit stores nationwide. Read More

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