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News / April 6, 2021

Leading During a Confluence of Crises

Last month, Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden sat down with two administrators from top schools of planning for a keynote panel hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), as part of the association’s 2021 Administrator’s Conference. Gooden was joined by Jim Spencer, vice provost and dean at Louisiana State University Graduate School and Kevin Hamilton, dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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The Research Institute for Social Equity in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is providing support to Virginia’s efforts to promote equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to disproportionately impacted populations, such as the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.
News / March 30, 2021

A VCU Wilder School institute is playing a key role in the state’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine equitably

The Research Institute for Social Equity in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is providing support to Virginia’s efforts to promote equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to disproportionately impacted populations, such as the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.

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The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.
News / March 30, 2021

Wilder School No. 38 in U.S., Top Ranked in Virginia for Social and Urban Policy

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.

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Excellence in Virginia Government Awards await presentation at the first annual ceremony.
News / March 30, 2021

VCU Wilder School to Honor Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

The Wilder School will honor individuals and organizations in seven categories for contributions to Commonwealth citizens and communities on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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News / March 23, 2021

2021 VCU Service Recognition Celebration

A total of 22 Wilder School employees will be recognized at the University’s Annual Service Recognition Celebration, including our namesake and distinguished faculty member Governor L. Douglas Wilder who will be recognized for 25 years of service.

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The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.
News / March 18, 2021

‘We’re in a race to vaccinate people,’ says Virginia Health Commissioner at Wilder School Event

The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.

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The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Dr. Susan Gooden, the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
News / March 16, 2021

Dean Gooden to Receive Prized Public Administration Award

The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Susan Gooden, Ph.D., the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

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News / March 10, 2021

2018 Class of MPLI Publish Food Insecurity Findings

Members of the 2018 cohort of the Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) have published new findings on food insecurity in Virginia in the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy (JMPSP).

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News / March 10, 2021

Wilder School Alumni Among Fulbright Semifinalists

Wilder School alumna Anna Connor as well as an additional student are among a list of 13 VCU students and alumni selected to advance to the final round of consideration for a Fulbright U.S. Student grant for the 2021-22 academic year.

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VCU Wilder School graduate students, Darshan Parikh, Frances Stadlin and Whitney Brown, and their respective teams, placed first and third in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
News / March 8, 2021

VCU Wilder School Grad Students Take First and Third Place in International ‘Pandemic 2.0’ Simulation Competition

VCU Wilder School graduate students, Darshan Parikh, Whitney Brown and Frances Stadlin, and their respective teams, placed first and third in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

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