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In the race to become the next governor of Virginia, 40% of likely voters would vote for Terry McAuliffe while 37% would vote for Glenn Youngkin, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / September 20, 2021

McAuliffe leads in race for governor

As the margin widens in the governor’s race, the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are narrowing, according to Wilder School Commonwealth Poll

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News / September 21, 2021

Jennifer Reid awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the VCU Office of the Provost

Jennifer Reid, Ph.D., a senior research associate with the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the VCU Office of the Provost.

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The Richmond Racial Equity Essays project combines urban planning and governance ideas into a locally sourced collection. Its creators see it as a vital tool to help advance racial equity in the city.
News / September 15, 2021

Essays Project Envisions an Equitable Future for Richmond

The Richmond Racial Equity Essays project combines urban planning and governance ideas into a locally sourced collection. Its creators see it as a vital tool to help advance racial equity in the city.

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On the roof of a mosque in the Philippines, David Webber, assistant professor of homeland security and emergency preparedness and assistant program chair, explains his research to survey participants.
Faculty News / September 10, 2021

What Can the Motivations of Terrorists Teach Us About Afghanistan?

We sat down with David Webber, an assistant professor and assistant chair of homeland security and emergency preparedness at the Wilder School, to learn how to better understand the belief systems that radicalize individuals to join terrorist groups—along with the implications this has for the recent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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Nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 1, 2021.
News / September 9, 2021

2022 EVGA Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 1, 2021.

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How can machine learning help stop the opioid epidemic? A multidisciplinary VCU research team will gather data to develop predictive treatment policies to help improve community health in Richmond and beyond.
News / September 8, 2021

NSF Grant to Use Data-Driven Machine Learning to Combat Opioid Crisis

How can machine learning help stop the opioid epidemic? A multidisciplinary VCU research team will gather data to develop predictive treatment policies to help improve community health in Richmond and beyond.

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Join us for the 2021 Wilder Symposium: “The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy,” presented virtually on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST.
News / September 1, 2021

2021 Wilder Symposium presents “The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy”

Join us for the 2021 Wilder Symposium: “The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy,” presented virtually on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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Meghan Gough
News / September 1, 2021

Meghan Gough named VCU East End Cemetery Collaboratory Fellow

Congratulations to Meghan Gough, associate professor of urban and regional planning at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. She has been named one of six VCU East End Cemetery Collaboratory Fellows.

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News / August 30, 2021

Experts convene to explore public policy solutions to address health disparities

Speakers, including Virginia’s chief diversity officer, collaborated with policymakers and health care professionals to make plans and improve conditions around health equity for all Virginians.

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A majority of Virginians indicated that they would be willing to pay more in taxes to support public education. (Getty Images)
News / August 27, 2021

Virginians divided on tax increases to support public services

A majority of Virginians indicated that they would be willing to pay more in taxes to support several public services, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School.

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