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Dr. Grace Harris, who retired as a distinguished professor at the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy and was the first African-American woman to serve as the chief academic officer of a four-year public university in Virginia, died on Monday, February 12.
News / February 13, 2018

Grace E. Harris, Trailblazer and Breaker of Glass Ceilings, Dies at 84

Dr. Grace E. Harris, who retired as a distinguished professor at the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy and was the first African-American woman to serve as the chief academic officer of a four-year public university in Virginia, died on Monday, February 12.

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News / February 13, 2018

Wilder School Report Analyzes Virginia’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program

During an annual legislative reception hosted last week, First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits (RTCs) to repurpose and recycle old buildings.

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News / February 8, 2018

Graduate Information Session on February 23

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, February 23.

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Sombo Chunda is a doctoral student at the VCU Wilder School.
News / February 6, 2018

Wilder Student Helps Chart New Interest Area at ASPA

Sombo Chunda, a doctoral candidate in public policy in administration, is the interim secretary of a new section of the American Society for Public Administration that aims to advance the welfare of more than 1.3 billion Africans by promoting the practice and instruction of public service education on the continent.

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News / January 24, 2018

Minority Political Leadership Institute Seeking Participants

The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, housed in the Wilder School, is recruiting participants for the 2018 Minority Political Leadership Institute.

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News / February 1, 2018

Lowery to Receive Award

Patrick Lowery, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wilder School’s Criminal Justice program, will receive the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award during the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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News / January 18, 2018

Wilder School to Host Panel About Opioid Epidemic on Feb. 6

The Wilder School will hold a panel about the nation’s opioid epidemic on Tuesday, February 6, that will focus on how the deterioration of communities has invited and encouraged drug use and crime.

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Winners of the Metro Richmond Exports Initiatives and representatives of the Virginia Gateway Region and Greater Richmond Partnership gather after the competition.
News / January 30, 2018

Five Area Businesses Win $5,000 Awards at MREI Pitch Panel

Five Richmond-area businesses each won $5,000 in the Metro Richmond Exports Initiative’s pitch panel competition at the group’s annual meeting on Thursday, Jan 25.

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News / January 25, 2018

Public safety only Virginia program area viewed by majority as efficient in using taxpayer funds

Only one state program area — public safety— is thought of as efficient or very efficient by a majority of Virginians, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / January 23, 2018

Treatment centers, housing for those in opioid recovery supported by large majority of Virginians

A large majority of Virginians support expansion of treatment centers and the use of housing in their own communities for those recovering from opioid use, a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University shows.

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