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News / August 8, 2017

Northam, Other Virginia Democrats Hold leads in all Three Upcoming Statewide Elections

Democrat Ralph Northam holds a five-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie among likely voters — 42 percent to 37 percent — in the race to become the next governor of Virginia, according to a poll released today by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 7, 2017

Wilder School’s M.P.A. Diversity Plan Cited

The Wilder School's Master of Public Administration program has been recognized by NASPAA, the global accreditor of master’s degree programs in public affairs for efforts to attract and retain a diverse student body.

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News / July 31, 2017

Wilder School Among First Recipients of University’s Curriculum Awards

The Wilder School has been awarded $10,000 for the creation of courses that advance students understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion. The school is among the first recipients of grant funding under the university’s Curriculum Development Awards—an initiative of the Division of Inclusive Excellence.

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Robyn McDougle
News / July 24, 2017

McDougle Reappointed to State Board

Robyn McDougle, associate professor of Criminal Justice and director of the Wilder School’s Office of Public Policy Outreach, was recently reappointed to a second four-year term on the Virginia Board on Juvenile Justice by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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Wendy Fewster, a 2016 graduate of the Wilder School's Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is executive director of Richmond Region Energy Alliance. The image on her laptop shows the difference an attic hatch cover can make on energy efficiency.
News / July 24, 2017

Wilder School Spotlight: Meet Wendy Fewster

Wendy Fewster, a 2016 graduate of the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is energized about her job as the executive director of Richmond Region Energy Alliance.

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News / July 19, 2017

Wilder School Adjunct Nominated for DOD Post

Guy B. Roberts, an adjunct faculty member of the Wilder School who teaches in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program, will be nominated as an assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs in the Department of Defense.

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News / June 19, 2017

Wilder School, VCU School of Medicine Receive PeRQ Fund Award

In a first collaboration of its type between the two schools, the Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the VCU School of Medicine have received a Presidential Research Quest Fund award.

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News / July 13, 2017

Wilder School, HOME Sponsoring Housing Equality Conference Sept. 22

The Wilder School and Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia will sponsor a daylong conference on Friday, September 22, that will bring together planners, government officials, nonprofit advocates and other housing officials to hear from local and national experts about affirmatively promoting equitable access to opportunity in our communities.

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This map shows the pattern of how retail and service jobs are heavily located in the suburban areas of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties (shown in blue) while affordable housing (in brown and tan) is concentrated in the Southside and east end of the city, close-in suburban neighborhoods, and rural and small town areas on the fringe of the Richmond metro area.
News / July 13, 2017

Wilder School Study Finds Affordable Housing Not Located Near Available Jobs in the Richmond Region

A new report issued by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that affordable housing isn’t located near available jobs in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Eric Barton
News / June 29, 2017

Fellowship Provides First-Hand Experience for Wilder Student

Eric Barton (H&S ‘13), a second-year public administration student, has been selected to participate in an intense eight-week internship within the state’s executive branch.

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