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News / June 23, 2021

Wight Talks the Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia

The most recent virtual Wilder School Alumni Lunch and Learn featured Amy Wight, Virginia’s assistant secretary of transportation on June 16. Wight’s presentation was entitled “On the Move: Vacations, Work, School — The Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia” and highlighted transportation challenges faced due to the pandemic and the steps taken to get Virginians back on track.

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News / June 15, 2021

The Role of Public Affairs Higher Education in Terminating Racism and Healing Our Divided Society

Fifty-three years ago the Kerner Commission concluded that poverty and institutionalized racism had created a divided society—"one black, one white—separate and unequal"— a society that had culminated in the devastating riots of the late 1960s. Their report cited education as a critical lever for achieving equity and called for “a new will” to enact sweeping policy changes in education, labor, education, housing and policing that were never implemented.

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Richmond’s recently adopted master plan, which is intended to guide the city’s growth through the next 20 years, has won a national award from the American Planning Association (APA).
News / June 15, 2021

Richmond 300 Named Top Comprehensive Plan in the Nation

Richmond’s recently adopted master plan, which is intended to guide the city’s growth through the next 20 years, has won a national award from the American Planning Association (APA).

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News / June 15, 2021

Brown Selected as 2021 Governor's Fellow

Whitney Brown, a second-year graduate student in public administration at the VCU Wilder School, has been tapped to participate in the Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program.

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News / June 4, 2021

Wight to Discuss The Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia

The next Wilder School Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation features Amy Wight, Virginia’s assistant secretary of transportation. Join us June 16 to hear her talk, “On the Move: Vacations, Work, School — The Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia.”

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L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th Governor of Virginia and a Distinguished Professor was the featured guest of the Wilder School’s Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on May 19.
News / May 27, 2021

Leadership... What Do You Produce?

L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th Governor of Virginia and a Distinguished Professor was the featured guest of the Wilder School’s Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on May 19.

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News / May 18, 2021

Join the Wilder School Student Ambassador & Advisory Council!

The Wilder School Student Ambassador & Advisory Council Program is looking for volunteers who wish to represent VCU Wilder School by providing support and participation for special events, campus tours, and other Wilder School special programs.

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Addressing the threat of ransomware — and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that leave us open to it — is “no simple task,” according to a VCU cybersecurity expert. (Getty Images)
News / May 12, 2021

The Colonial Pipeline Attack is a Clear Demonstration of the Threat of Ransomware

Christopher Whyte, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program at the Wilder School and co-author of “Understanding Cyber Warfare: Politics, Policy and Strategy,” is an expert in cyber conflict and U.S. cybersecurity policy. Whyte explained why it’s so difficult to protect against ransomware, why the attacks are increasingly common, and what policies might be useful in preventing future attacks.

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Congratulations to our Wilder School graduates who will join the Spring Class of 2022 in May.
News / May 12, 2021

Wilder School Virtual Commencement on May 14

The Wilder School will celebrate its Spring 2021 graduating class with a virtual send off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 14 via Facebook and YouTube.

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New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support having their children vaccinated.
News / May 6, 2021

A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated

A majority of parents in Virginia are likely to get their children vaccinated, according to the new statewide vaccine poll conducted for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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