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UR President receives a 2012 National Humanities Medal

University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers, is being honored at the White House today with a 2012 National Humanities Medal.

CNN to feature UR in State of the Union coverage

CNN will have cameras rolling at the University of Richmond tonight to gauge local opinion on the president’s big speech.

Barack Obama will be at the Carillon on Thursday

President Barack Obama will appear at a rally Thursday at the Carillon in Byrd Park as part of a two-day, six-state tour this week.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will lead area rally

Less than a week after being selected by Mitt Romney to be his running mate, Paul Ryan will headline a campaign rally in the area.

Local business owner featured in new Mitt Romney campaign video

The campaign for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has released a video featuring a local business owner that capitalizes on the president’s “you didn’t build that” comment.

UPDATE: Daily Show segment filmed at Baja Bean airs tonight

Later this evening, Richmond will be represented in a segment on The Daily Show. Producers of the show were in Richmond on Cinco de Mayo when President Obama appeared at the VCU Siegel Center.

President Obama kicks off campaign with VCU rally

President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election bid Saturday with a rally at Virginia Commonwealth University, calling the campaign a “make-or-break moment” for the middle class.

Virginia OKs the country’s first offshore wind energy turbine

A state commission has voted unanimously to approve the construction of an offshore wind energy turbine just beyond the Eastern Shore. If construction is completed as expected, it will be the country’s first offshore wind energy turbine.

President Obama will visit Richmond region today

The president will visit the Richmond region for the fourth time since September 2010, as he will address Rolls-Royce Crosspointe this morning on the topics of employment and technology. Gov. Bob McDonnell will also be in attendance

Transportation chief says oil supply ‘unlimited’

In remarks that raised some eyebrows in the audience, the nation’s top transportation official said this week that there is an “unlimited supply of oil” in parts of the world.