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News / January 24, 2019

Wilder School Adjunct Professor Returns from Deployment to Border

Matt C. Pinsker, a criminal defense attorney in Henrico County, Va., is an adjunct professor in the Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program. He serves in the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps and recently returned from a six-month deployment to the border, where he served as a federal special prosecutor.

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News / January 8, 2019

Virginians Evenly Divided on the Idea of Armed Teachers

Virginians are almost evenly split between favoring and opposing a state law that would allow localities to train teachers and administrators to be armed in schools, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / January 17, 2019

Next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture is February 4

Brian Williams, Ph.D., visiting professor of public policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, will be the next speaker in the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on Monday, February 4.

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News / November 15, 2018

2019 EVGA Will Be Held April 11

The Wilder School is pleased to announce the 13th Excellence in Virginia Government Awards (EVGA) on April 11, 2019, at the downtown Richmond Marriott.

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News / January 4, 2019

Quarter of Virginians Don’t Know Which Party They Want to Win Control of General Assembly in 2019

With every House of Delegates and state Senate seat up for election this November, and both chambers narrowly held by Republicans, a quarter of Virginians don’t know yet which party they want to control the General Assembly in 2020, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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A chart showing the issues voters saw as most important in determining their vote in the 2018 Virginia Senate election.  Responding to the Trump administration, with a plurality of 25 percent, led among six options.
News / December 20, 2018

In 2018 Elections, Plurality of Virginia Voters Focused on Responding to Trump Administration

Though President Donald Trump wasn’t on the ballot in 2018, one-quarter of voters in Virginia’s U.S. Senate and House elections say they made their choices as a response to his administration, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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GRTC Pulse bus rolling through downtown Richmond.
News / December 20, 2018

Transit Access for Low-Income Richmond Households Remains an Issue, Even After GRTC Reroute

While recent changes to Richmond’s public bus network have improved the region’s access to retail, business and job centers, transit accessibility for the area’s low-income households remains the same or has decreased, according to a new study by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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 Wilder School doctoral student Dhara Amin presents a paper at the conference.
News / November 20, 2018

Wilder School Shares Research at Criminology Conference

The Wilder School made an impactful showing at the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology, held Nov. 14-17 in Atlanta.

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Top: L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia's 66th governor; Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D.; Governor Ralph Northam; and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. Second: Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball; Gov.  Northam; Lt. Gov. Fairfax; and Secretary of Education Atif Qarni. Below: Gov. Wilder, Dr. Gooden and Gov. Northam listen to VCU Provost Gail Hackett's welcoming remarks.
News / December 17, 2018

Gov. Northam Makes Budget Announcement at Wilder School

Gov. Northam Makes Budget Announcement at Wilder School

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Wilder School delegation members at the APPAM Student Mixer on Nov. 9. From left to right: Jill Gordon, Ph.D., Elsie Harper-Anderson, Ph.D., Yali Pang, Susan Gooden, Ph.D., and Nathan Teklemariam.
News / November 15, 2018

Wilder School Builds Presence at Leading Policy Conference

A notably diverse sampling of faculty, students and researchers from the Wilder School’s core academic programs and Centers for Public Policy (CPP) traveled to the annual Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Washington, D.C. Overall, nine members of the Wilder School community participated as presenters, exhibitors and hosts of featured conference events.

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