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Faculty News / February 16, 2021

Keck Talks Safety during COVID-19

Wilder School Professor James W. Keck was featured in WalletHub's recent article about the Safest States during COVID 19.

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Interns at the Virginia State Capitol this legislative session are doing most of their work virtually. It’s still “a very cool experience,” they said.
News / February 11, 2021

At the General Assembly (sort of) with VCU’s capitol semester students

Interns at the Virginia State Capitol this legislative session are doing most of their work virtually as part of the Virginia Capitol Semester internship program, offered every spring through the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

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A VCU virtual event Feb. 18 will feature the research of young people from Richmond-area community organizations into local eviction and housing instability.
News / February 10, 2021

Richmond-area youth to present research into impact of eviction in Richmond

The RVA Eviction Lab and VCU School of Social Work will host a virtual event Feb. 18 at which three teams of young people from Richmond-area community organizations will present the findings of research they have conducted over the past year into eviction and housing instability in Richmond.

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News / February 9, 2021

Racial and Ethical Dilemmas in Planning – And What We Can Do About It

Our cities weren’t created equal. But they don’t have to stay that way. June Manning Thomas, a noted scholar and Centennial Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan got candid about the racial and ethical challenges faced by planning professors and professionals during the Wilder School’s Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on February 4.

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Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on February 17 about economic recovery related to the pandemic featuring William Spriggs, Ph.D., professor of economics at Howard University and chief economist at the AFL-CIO.
Events / February 9, 2021

Economic Recovery and the Pandemic

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on February 17 about economic recovery related to the pandemic featuring William Spriggs, Ph.D., professor of economics at Howard University and chief economist at the AFL-CIO.

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Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation featuring VCU President Emeritus Eugene P. Trani, Ph.D., and John T. Kneebone, Ph.D., VCU associate professor emeritus of history.
News / January 26, 2021

Trani and Kneebone discuss new book

A discussion with VCU President Emeritus Eugene P. Trani, Ph.D., and John T. Kneebone, Ph.D., VCU associate professor emeritus of history, led by VCU Libraries Dean Emeritus John Ulmschneider, kicked off the 2021 season of the Wilder School’s Alumni Lunch and Learn series on Friday, January 22.

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Crowds gathered throughout the summer in Richmond and across the country to protest police brutality and systemic racism. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)
News / January 15, 2021

Majority say General Assembly special session failed to address systemic racism

Only 14% of Virginians felt that the policies passed during the tumult of the 2020 special session of the General Assembly confronted the issue of systemic racism while 18% feel the session did not address the issue at all, according to a new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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More than 7 in 10 Virginians say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / January 14, 2021

A majority of Virginians now say they are very likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

More than 7 in 10 Virginians say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, February 4 and feature June Manning Thomas, Ph.D., Mary Frances Berry Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Urban Planning at University of Michigan.
News / January 15, 2021

Thomas headlines February doctoral lecture

The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, February 4 and feature June Manning Thomas, Ph.D., Mary Frances Berry Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Urban Planning at University of Michigan.

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News / January 12, 2021

Large majority of Virginians lacked information about the state budget process

More than 8 in 10 Virginians (81%) said they did not have enough information to approve or disapprove of the state budget that was passed during the most recent General Assembly special session, according to the new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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