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Greg Wingfield
News / September 25, 2017

2017 Alumni Star: Gregory H. Wingfield

Greg Wingfield, a MURP graduate, is a senior fellow at the VCU Wilder School and a principal of G.H. Wingfield. He is a nationally recognized expert on economic development and expert services.

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News / September 19, 2017

Metro Richmond Exports Initiative Announces the Launch of New Website

The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative has launched its new website,

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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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News / September 14, 2017

Wilder School Presents Fall Get-in-Gear Series

Looking for hands-on professional experience before graduation? Join the Wilder School for Get-in-Gear, four informative sessions featuring job and internship opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors this fall.

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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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Virginia Capitol Semester Alumna Julia Carney looks over legislative email between meetings. Next to her is Deborah L. Sherman, legislative aide to Del. Vivian E. Watts.
News / September 14, 2017

Virginia Capitol Semester Seeking 2018 Interns

Applications are now open for the state's flagship legislative internship program, Virginia Capitol Semester. Deadline is Oct. 2.

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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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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 23, 2017

Wilder School Reports Shows Demand for Space by Local Entrepreneurs in Hopewell

A strong demand exists among local entrepreneurs to use a city-owned building in downtown Hopewell as a kitchen incubator, makerspace or co-working space, according to a report by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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