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VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Governor L. Douglas Wilder, and Robert Holsworth, Ph.D., member of VCU's Board of Visitors, formally cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the Raleigh Building.
News / September 7, 2018

Wilder School Formally Dedicates New Raleigh Building

The Wilder School officially dedicated the renovated Raleigh Building on August 30, celebrating our newest property with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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News / July 25, 2018

50th Anniversary of Kerner Commission Report National Conference Is Sept. 5-7

The Wilder School is cosponsoring the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report National Conference on September 5-7 in Minneapolis, a major colloquium on race relations in America featuring urban leaders, highly accomplished scholars, thought leaders and historical eyewitnesses.

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News / September 4, 2018

Forum to Bring Together Policymakers, VCU Experts to Focus on Challenges Facing State Mental Health System

A “Mental Health Mini-University” will bring together policymakers and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers and officials for a discussion on the continued challenges facing the mental health system in Virginia.

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Above, Blue Wooldridge, D.P.A., was honored with VCU's 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Below, Wilder School faculty congratulate him after convocation. (Photo by Tom Kojcsich, University Relations.)
News / August 23, 2018

VCU Honors Wooldridge with Distinguished Service Award

Wilder School Professor Blue E. Wooldridge, D.P.A., received the university’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award during the 36th annual faculty convocation program held Wednesday, August 22.

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News / August 23, 2018

Virginians Support Community-based Treatment Programs for Nonviolent Offenders

More than 8 in 10 Virginians favor letting nonviolent offenders with mental illness participate in community-based treatment programs instead of being sentenced to prison or jail, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 20, 2018

Top Five Events You Shouldn’t Miss During Welcome Week

Whether you’re a freshman interested in homeland security or a transfer student ready to take on the field of criminal justice, Welcome Week — a series of events hosted throughout the university August 18-26 — will help you get the most out of campus and prepare you for a successful year at VCU.

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News / August 16, 2018

Majority of Virginians See Community Colleges, Public Universities as Worth the Cost

A majority of Virginians see two-year community colleges and four-year public universities as worth the cost, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 10, 2018

Wilder School Poll: Police Should Have Ability to Restrict Weapons at Protests, Other Public Demonstrations

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginians favor giving law enforcement the ability to restrict weapons at public protests and other assemblies, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 8, 2018

Kaine Leads U.S. Senate Race by 23 Points, Wilder School Poll Shows

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine holds a commanding 23-point lead — 49 percent to 26 percent — over Republican challenger Corey Stewart among likely voters in Virginia’s Senate race, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Twenty percent of likely voters and 57 percent of independents remain undecided.

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News / August 7, 2018

Keegan Helps to Organize Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit

Brittany Keegan, a Ph.D. candidate in the Wilder School and the research coordinator and Land Use Education Program director in the Center for Public Policy, chaired the organizing committee for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Service’s Fifth Annual Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit.

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