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Gary Hack, Ph.D, the 2019 Morton B. Gulak Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning, against a backdrop of autonomous vehicles  in city traffic.
News / August 16, 2019

Scholar-practitioner Gary Hack to deliver Gulak lecture at VCU on Sept. 18

Gary Hack, an eminent scholar-practitioner who writes and advises on large-scale physical planning and urban design, will deliver the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs’ 2019 Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning on Sept. 18.

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The 2019 Wilder Symposium will explore
News / September 9, 2019

2019 Wilder Symposium to explore “Race in Academia” September 24

The 2019 Wilder Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University will explore “race and academia” and will feature the presidents of Virginia State University, the University of Richmond, Reynolds Community College and VCU.

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Students reading in VCU's Park Plaza.
News / August 25, 2019

SERL to study post-college outcomes for SCHEV

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has awarded $750,000 to the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory (SERL) for a one-year research study. The study will describe post-college outcomes for recent baccalaureate and associate degree earners at state-supported institutions of higher education in Virginia.

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The Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy (CPP) has launched CompassPoint, a new podcast series that leverages the research and expertise of the CPP.
News / August 28, 2019

CompassPoint, a new podcast series shares CPP expertise with wide audience

The Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy (CPP) has launched CompassPoint, a new podcast series that makes the breadth and depth of CPP faculty expertise easily accessible to a broad audience of citizens, planners, policymakers, investors and businesses.

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Eviction impacts the broader community, including elementary schools in Richmond neighborhoods that experience high levels of housing stability, which contribute to student absenteeism as depicted in the chart above.
News / August 16, 2019

Panel discussion to explore eviction policy, community impact

The Wilder School will host an insightful discussion on housing instability and eviction policy featuring Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan and community activists on Thursday, Sept. 26. The event, “Eviction Beyond the Numbers,” will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts.

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A man balancing a figurine of a house atop a precariously stacked stack of wooden blocks.
News / August 1, 2019

More than three in four Virginians see housing affordability as a problem in America today

More than three in four Virginians (78%) see housing affordability as a problem in America today, and almost half (47%) see it as a very serious problem, according to a new statewide poll by the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

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Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School, has co-authored a new study that explores the housing issues experienced by cancer patients and survivors in New York City.
Faculty News / August 28, 2019

Raskin publishes housing, survivorship studies of cancer patients

Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School, has co-authored a new study that explores the housing issues experienced by cancer patients and survivors in New York City.

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The Wilder School will present the feature documentary  “Seats at the Table,
News / August 27, 2019

Wilder School to screen "Seats at the Table," a unique documentary film that explores an inmate literature program

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Wilder School will present a screening of the feature documentary “Seats at the Table.” Directed by Chris Farina, the film depicts a college class which brings together university students with residents of a maximum-security juvenile correctional center through the study of Russian literature.

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Christina Mancini, Ph.D., an associate professor at the VCU Wilder School, was cited in a Boston Globe article published on Aug. 6.
Faculty News / August 28, 2019

Mancini quoted in Boston Globe article

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., an associate professor at the VCU Wilder School, was recently cited in a Boston Globe article about a $14.4 million settlement reached between Dartmouth College and nine women who claimed they were raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by their professors.

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Support for a Democrat-controlled General Assembly has dropped 9 percentage points since July 2018 (52% percent to 43% percent). (Getty Images)
News / June 26, 2019

Almost 30 percent of Virginians undecided on which party should control the General Assembly

With every House and Senate seat up for election in November, nearly 30% of Virginians remain unsure of which party should win control of the General Assembly in 2020, according to a new poll by the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

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