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In addition to his Army National Guard post, Chernoh Wurie has served as a patrol officer, crisis intervention team member, crime scene technician and police planner.
News / October 3, 2022

Boots on the Ground: Chernoh Wurie adds Army National Guard to a growing list of professional experiences

Assistant Professor Chernoh Wurie joins Army National Guard

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News / September 28, 2022

Wilder School Lunch and Learn "What's a "Major Question?: Changes in U.S. Supreme Court Administrative Law Rulings and Their Impact on the Federal Bureaucracy"

In recent U.S. Supreme Court terms, the Court has used the major questions doctrine to invalidate executive branch policy initiatives. In this month's Lunch and Learn, Dr. John Aughenbaugh from VCU's Political Science Department will discuss what the major questions doctrine is and how the doctrine might impact federal government executive branch policy initiatives in the future.

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Anbu Arumugan, Senior Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Government Arts College in Chennai, India.
News / September 28, 2022

Oct. 5: 2022 Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series: Professional Development for Early Career Researchers

Join Anbu Arumugan, Senior Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Government Arts College in Chennai, India, for a discussion of research in the international context.

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Donna Michaelis, Director of the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services
News / September 23, 2022

Wilder School Lunch and Lunch explores School Safety

How can schools more effectively respond to mass shootings and firearm violence? What does it take to successfully plan and implement programs to prepare and train teachers, administrators and students? These are questions Donna Michaelis answered during a discussion on best practices to plan for and respond to emergencies in Commonwealth schools. She shared a Virginia-based public safety model that can be adopted nationwide. 

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66th Governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder and Susan Gooden, dean of the Wilder School
News / September 21, 2022

2022 Wilder Symposium Recap - "‘I had no choice’ but to help them"

L. Douglas Wilder spoke about his work as an attorney representing the family of Bruce Tucker, whose heart was transplanted without his or his family’s knowledge or consent at the Medical College of Virginia in 1968.

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Urban and regional planning graduate student Eric King is passionate about incorporating sustainability and planning.
News / September 20, 2022

Future Focused: Eric King envisions environmental equity

An urban and regional planning graduate student at the Wilder School, Eric King is pursuing a career in building climate resilience from the ground up at the local level by tackling issues such as flood prevention and rising temperatures in urban areas.

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Aerial view of Chicago skyline from Lincoln Park.
News / September 28, 2022

2022 NASPAA Wilder School Presentations

Wilder School faculty and staff—including Wilder School Dean and Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) President Susan Gooden, Ph.D.— will offer nearly a dozen presentations, panels and charrettes during the 2022 NASPAA Conference. The conference is the signature annual event of NASPAA, the preeminent organization of institutions dedicated to public policy and public affairs education, which includes 327 institutional members and universities across the globe.

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VCU Police, in partnership with the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, have launched the
News / September 19, 2022

Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute team of faculty and staff works with police to develop Whistles Against Street Harassment initiative

Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute team of faculty and staff works with police to develop Whistles Against Street Harassment initiative.

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Gennaro Milo poses with Jill Biden when he volunteered with Joseph Biden's presidential campaign.
News / August 31, 2022

Future Focused: Gennaro Milo helps set the stage for a safer future

By formulating and analyzing disaster prevention measures and strategies Milo is helping assist communities and organizations before, during and after emergencies. Ensuring effective and equitable responses requires flexibility when the unthinkable occurs — from natural disasters like earthquakes to terrorist attacks and cybersecurity breaches.

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Donna Michaelis, Director of the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services
News / August 31, 2022

Wilder School Lunch and Learn "Preparing for School Safety: Virginia as a National Model"

Join Donna Michaelis for a discussion on best practices to plan for and respond to emergencies in Commonwealth schools. She’ll share her expertise and demonstrate a Virginia-based public safety model that can be adopted nationwide. 

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