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From left to right: Ava Wagner, Nate Manning, Jada Smith, Jesse Harris, Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Dean John Accordino, Ph.D., Lara McLellan, Libba Goggans McKinsey, Rebecca Doody and J'Niyah Knox-Wilson.
News / September 12, 2017

2017 Class of Wilder Fellows Announced

The Wilder School has announced its 2017 Class of Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows. This year, eight students will join five host agencies and embark on a journey to apply their talents to issues and organizations that advance the public good.

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Four new hires have joined the Wilder School for the 2017-18 academic year. From left to right: Ashlee Barnes, Ph.D., Denia Lee-Hing, Ed.D., Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., and Christopher Whyte, Ph.D.
News / August 30, 2017

Wilder School Celebrates Fresh Faces, Promotions

Four new hires have joined the Wilder School for the 2017-18 academic year and a few others were recently promoted. The new appointments will strengthen the school in a number of its specialty areas, including criminal justice, community engagement and homeland security.

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News / August 28, 2017

VCU Poll: Half of Virginians Support Campus Anti-Discrimination Policies Over Unlimited Free Speech

Half of Virginians (50 percent) think colleges and universities should place more emphasis on protecting everyone on campus from discrimination even if doing so means there are negative consequences for voicing one’s opinions, according to a poll released today.

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Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a member of India’s Parliament, former undersecretary general of the United Nations and an award-winning author.
News / August 28, 2017

2017 India Lecture in Democracy and Civil Society is Oct. 9

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a member of India’s Parliament, former undersecretary general of the United Nations and an award-winning author, will deliver the Wilder School’s 2017 India Lecture in Democracy and Civil Society on Monday, October 9.

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Anna Clemens and Keith Parker outside MARTA's headquarters in downtown Atlanta.
News / August 25, 2017

MARTA Internship Provides “One-of-a-Kind Experiences”

Clemens, a first-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, recently completed a one-of-a-kind internship as the personal intern to the CEO of the nation’s ninth-largest transportation system.

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News / August 21, 2017

VCU Poll: 80 Percent of Virginians Support Financial Incentives to Spur Economic Development

A strong majority of Virginians— 80 percent—support the use of tax credits or other financial incentives by the state as an economic development strategy, according to the latest poll released by the Wilder School. But for many, the details of such policies make a big difference in their support.

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The Peppas led new students on a spirit walk down Broad Street.
News / August 21, 2017

Six Events You Shouldn’t Miss During Welcome Week

Whether you're a freshman or a graduate student returning to campus, Welcome Week—a series of events hosted throughout the university August 19-27—will help you get the most out of campus and prepare you for a successful year at VCU. Find out the top six events every incoming VCU student should attend.

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VCU Wilder School 2017 Summer Public Policy Poll
News / August 15, 2017

Va. Poll: Majority Say Localities Should Use Taxpayer Resources to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

A slim majority of Virginians — 55 percent — say local governments should be required to use their resources to enforce federal immigration laws, according to a poll released today.

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News / August 11, 2017

Gough Chosen as 2017-2018 Provost Office Faculty Fellow

Meghan Gough, Ph.D., chair of the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program, has been selected to receive a 2017-2018 Provost Office Faculty Fellowship for Community Engagement.

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Nakeina Douglas-Glenn,Ph.D., is sworn in by Gov. Terry McAuliffe during the inaugural meeting of the Task Force on Millennial Civic Engagement at the Patrick Henry Building on July 28.
News / August 11, 2017

Douglas-Glenn Appointed to Millennial Task Force

Nakeina Douglas-Glenn, Ph.D., director of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at the Wilder School, has been appointed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Task Force on Millennial Civic Engagement.

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