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Chong Mo Pak, a former VCU professor, helped transform public service leadership education in Virginia.
News / January 14, 2022

A Leader among leaders: Remembering Chong Mo Pak

Chong Mo Pak, a former VCU professor, helped transform public service leadership education in Virginia.

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Poll finds Virginians split on their views about the direction of the commonwealth.
News / January 14, 2022

Poll: Close election reveals divided priorities among Virginians

As Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin prepares to be inaugurated as the 74th governor, the close election and divided legislature highlight policy differences among Virginians according to a new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the Wilder School.

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More than half of Virginians support increasing the number of charter schools.
News / January 11, 2022

Poll: Virginians want the General Assembly to focus on education and the economy

As the Virginia General Assembly prepares to start the 2022 legislative session, a new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that Virginians want legislators to focus on education and the economy.

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Join Miles Rapoport, senior practice fellow in American democracy at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, for a timely discussion based on the report “Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century” on January 19.
Events / January 4, 2022

Wilder School Virtual Lunch and Learn: Our Common Purpose - Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

Join Miles Rapoport, senior practice fellow in American democracy at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, for a timely discussion based on the report “Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century” on January 19.

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Marching in the footsteps of history up the slave trail, students are able to trace a connection to Richmond’s past.
News / January 3, 2022

‘A form of modern-day slavery’: Examining the effects of human trafficking

An immersive course at the Wilder School raises awareness for students and connects them to the past and present in Richmond.

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Jay Albanese, Ph.D., is one of two recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Awards
News / December 16, 2021

Jay Albanese receives Outstanding Faculty Award

The award, sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Energy, is Virginia’s highest honor for faculty at public and private colleges and universities.

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The 2021 Wilder School Fall Commencement student speaker is VCU police officer and criminal justice undergraduate, Caroline Bowen.
Wilder School Spotlight / December 6, 2021

Wilder School Spotlight: Caroline Bowen, VCU police officer and criminal justice undergraduate

The 2021 Wilder School Fall Commencement student speaker is VCU police officer and criminal justice undergraduate, Caroline Bowen.

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Matthew Hussmann. “I come from a development background that thinks about dollar amounts. Urban studies is about change for the betterment of people.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)
News / December 2, 2021

Class of 2021: Matthew Hussmann wants to focus on bringing positive change to communities

The real estate broker has long had a passion for building. Now, as a graduate of VCU’s urban and regional studies and planning program, he is looking at his career in a new way.

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Dr. Jay Albanese, professor in the Wilder School, received the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago.
Faculty News / November 29, 2021

Albanese Receives Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award

Dr. Jay Albanese, professor in the Wilder School, received the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago.

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On Nov. 17, 2021, Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., a respected political scientist, spoke at a virtual Lunch and Learn Series event hosted by the Wilder School.
News / November 19, 2021

Election analysis 2021 and looking to the future with Bob Holsworth

On Nov. 17, 2021, Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., a respected political scientist, spoke at a virtual Lunch and Learn Series event hosted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. His presentation, “2021 Virginia Elections Analysis and What’s Ahead,” explored contributing factors that led to the election of Glenn Youngkin and the failures that loosened Democrats’ hold on the state.

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