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News / October 16, 2019

Graduate Information Session on November 1

Learn about the Wilder School’s graduate programs and how they can help advance your career at the "Why Wilder? Graduate Information Session" on Friday, November 1.

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Source: Fall 2019 Wilder School Commonwealth Poll
News / October 14, 2019

Wilder School Poll Shows a Majority of Virginians Believe Congress Should Begin Impeachment Hearings or Continue Investigation for President Trump

According to a statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy, a majority of Virginians believe that there is enough evidence to begin impeachment hearings or continue investigation into President Trump. The Commonwealth Poll 2019, sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University, obtained telephone interviews with a representative sample of 800 adults, age 18 or older, living in Virginia from September 23 to October 4.

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Ten faculty, students and alumni from the VCU Wilder School will lead conversations on innovation in public affairs teaching and the challenges of training students to build more inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles this week.
News / October 14, 2019

Wilder School faculty, students and alumni to lead talks at 2019 NASPAA Conference

Ten faculty, students and alumni from the VCU Wilder School will lead conversations on innovation in public affairs teaching and the challenges of training students to build more inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles this week.

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Left to Right: Lark Washington, Gabriella Pino-Moreno, Ashley Ferguson, Matthew Whibley, Rebekah Cazares, Shajuana Isom-Payne, Jake Kline, Eric Mai, Taylor Jenkins, Amelie Rives, Dan Motta, Woody Rogers. (Not photographed: Aleigh Faulk and Hillary Smalls)
News / October 14, 2019

Announcing the Class of 2019 Wilder Fellows!

Announcing the 2019 Class of Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows, the VCU Wilder School welcomes a talented and robust cohort of 13 fellows to the program. Learn about the fellowship's tremendous growth and how it continues to serve as a valuable connection between state agencies, nonprofit organizations and the school's exceptional master's students.

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If you've earned a degree from the VCU Wilder School, please join us for an alumni networking reception on October 30.
News / October 14, 2019

Wilder School Alumni Networking Reception: Professionals in Public Service

If you've earned a degree from the VCU Wilder School, please join us for an alumni networking reception later this month. Grab your business cards and join us at this event to expand your network and meet professionals in the area, share your pathway to success and learn from others and learn about what’s happening at the Wilder School.

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(From left to right) Makola Abdullah, Ph.D., Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Alvin Schexnider, Ph.D., Michael Rao, Ph.D., Paula Pando, Ed.D., Ronald Crutcher, D.M.A.
News / October 7, 2019

Symposium challenges Va. college presidents to reflect on race in academia

In a year marked by one of the most meaningful and sustained inquiries into the history of African peoples in America in recent cultural history, the 2019 Wilder Symposium provided a personal and unflinching look at race and inclusion in higher education as told from the perspective of four Virginia college presidents.

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The next installment of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place on Monday, October 28. The event will feature Callie Rennison, Ph.D., a noted professor and criminologist at the University of Colorado Denver.
News / October 7, 2019

October doctoral lecture series talk to feature noted criminologist, Callie Rennison

The next installment of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place on Monday, October 29. The event will feature Callie Rennison, Ph.D., a noted professor and criminologist at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs.

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Panelists Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan and Jackie Storey, director of Six Points Innovation Center, discuss the role of law and policy in preventing evictions within the region on September 26.
News / October 7, 2019

Community panel explores impact of eviction

What’s the community impact of Richmond’s staggering eviction rates? The Wilder School recently convened a thoughtful panel of scholars, lawyers, youth and community activists to find out.The panel, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” was held in conjunction with the 2019 VCU Common Book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on September 26.

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Nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 15, 2019.
News / October 7, 2019

2020 EVGA nominations now open

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 15, 2019.

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The Summer 2019 Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp graduates at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia
News / September 19, 2019

The First Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp Created a Safe and Interactive Learning Experience

Being a supervisor can be challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and amazing all in one day. Supervision of others requires constant hat-switching from coach to manager to cheerleader and more. The Performance Management Group (PMG) within the Center for Public Policy at VCU’s Wilder School created the Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp (SMB) to help supervisors, managers, and project managers tackle their days armed with relevant knowledge and practical ideas.

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