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President Donald Trump and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam saw approval ratings for their handling of the COVID-19 crisis drop since April, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / July 30, 2020

Approval of Trump's and Northam's handling of COVID-19 has fallen since April

President Donald Trump and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam saw approval ratings for their handling of the COVID-19 crisis drop since April, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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James Lane, Ed.D. (left), Virginia Department of Education superintendent of public instruction, Maria Pitre-Martin, Ph.D. (middle), superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools and VCU School of Education Dean Andrew Daire, Ph.D. (right).
Events / July 28, 2020

Alumni Lunch and Learn on K-12 Return to School

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on Wednesday, August 19 featuring James Lane, Ed.D., Virginia Department of Education superintendent of public instruction, Maria Pitre-Martin, Ph.D., superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools and VCU School of Education Dean Andrew Daire, Ph.D.

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The Wilder School continued its Alumni Lunch and Learn Series with a powerful presentation and discussion with Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 22.
News / July 23, 2020

Williams Reflects on Richmond's History & Today

The Wilder School continued its Alumni Lunch and Learn Series with a powerful presentation and discussion with Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 22.

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News / July 22, 2020

Wilder Faculty Newly Appointed Positions

Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden and professor Will Pelfrey were both recently appointed to community positions.

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Wilder faculty member Brie Haupt has co-edited “Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management, Concepts, Theories and Case Studies,” recently published by Routledge.
News / July 22, 2020

Haupt Co-edits New Book on Cultural Competence in Emergency Management

Wilder faculty member Brie Haupt has co-edited “Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management, Concepts, Theories and Case Studies,” recently published by Routledge.

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Kate Howell and Ben Teresa, co-founders of the RVA Eviction Lab and core members of our Wilder School graduate faculty talk about expanding to Hopewell, Petersburg and Hampton Roads as eviction moratoriums are being lifted.
News / July 20, 2020

Howell & Teresa Expand RVA Eviction Lab

Kate Howell and Ben Teresa, co-founders of the RVA Eviction Lab and core members of our Wilder School graduate faculty talk about expanding to Hopewell, Petersburg and Hampton Roads as eviction moratoriums are being lifted.

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A new VCU study analyzes the federal response to the current economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically its impact on Black workers and businesses in Virginia.
News / July 13, 2020

Harper-Anderson Explores Economic Impact of COVID-19, CARES Act on Black Workers and Businesses in Virginia

Wilder School associate professor of urban and regional planning Elsie Harper-Anderson, Ph.D.'s latest study explores economic impact of COVID-19 and the CARES Act on Black workers and businesses in Virginia.

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The Kerner Commission was formed amid riots in Detroit in 1967. Photograph: American Stock/Getty Images
News / July 13, 2020

Dean Gooden Guest Appears on NPR's Throughline Podcast

Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden participates as one of the guest experts on NPR's Throughline podcast discussing 1967's Kerner Commission.

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VCU and the Wilder School strongly support our international students and our commitment to global education.
News / July 13, 2020

Wilder School Supports our International Students

Message from the Dean on how VCU and the Wilder School strongly support our international students and our commitment to global education.

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Alumni Lunch and Learn to feature noted columnist, Michael Paul Williams on July 22
Events / July 8, 2020

Alumni Lunch and Learn to feature noted columnist, Michael Paul Williams on July 22

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on Wednesday, July 22 featuring Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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