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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, Ph.D., has been selected as Virginia Commonwealth University’s 2019 Common Book.
News / March 1, 2019

‘Evicted,’ which revealed impact of national eviction crisis, selected as VCU’s Common Book

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond has been selected as the 2019 Common Book for Virginia Commonwealth University. The book, which revolves around eight families—each teetering on the brink of homelessness--dovetails closely with the work of the Wilder School’s RVA Eviction Lab, a key partner in this year's Common Book program.

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News / February 25, 2019

Professor Quoted in USA Today Story about Sex Trafficking Victims

Wilder School professor Jay Albanese was quoted in a USA Today article about the victims of human trafficking and prostitution in the U.S. In the article, Albanese, a leading expert on transnational and organized crime and corruption, describes human trafficking “one of the most serious of all crimes.”

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News / February 18, 2019

What’s Driving Evictions in Richmond?

The RVA Eviction Lab at VCU’s Wilder School has received a Ford Foundation grant to understand the causes — and the impact — of Richmond’s eviction rate, the second highest in the country.

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University of Virginia President James Ryan, Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden and Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni.
News / February 25, 2019

Gooden to Join Ryan and Qarni for School Equity Discussion

On March 4, Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden will join UVA President James Ryan and Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni to discuss the history of the educational divide between Richmond’s urban and suburban schools.

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2019 ASPA Honorees (left to right): Susan Gooden, interim dean and professor; Blue Wooldridge, professor; Sombo Chunda, doctoral student; Suparna Dutta, doctoral student; and Myung Jin, associate professor and chair.
News / February 19, 2019

Faculty and Students Earn Top Honors at ASPA

Five Wilder School faculty and students will receive top honors and distinctions at the Annual American Society for Public Administration Conference. The honors, which recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and career contributions to public service, will be presented ­­­­during a series of ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., March 8-12.

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News / February 18, 2019

Wilder School Announces 2019 EVGA Honorees

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University will honor individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of government and the betterment of the state on Thursday, April 11.

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News / January 24, 2019

Interim Dean Susan Gooden to be Honored as Outstanding Woman

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., interim dean of the Wilder School, is one of eight recipients of the YWCA Richmond’s 2019 Outstanding Women Awards.

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News / February 19, 2019

CPP to Host Brown Bag Panel on Economic Development

Join us on Wednesday, February 20, for a compelling panel discussion on economic development policy, employment and housing initiatives within the Commonwealth.

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News / January 10, 2019

Virginians Narrowly Support Public Investment to Land Amazon HQ2

Just under half of Virginians say bringing one of Amazon’s second headquarters to the state will create more benefits than the investment costs, while 41 percent believe the state is investing too much in the deal, 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

Wilder School to Host Panel About Immigration

The Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy will host a panel discussion on Thursday, February 28, that offers first-hand perspectives of the work of some local organizations with immigrants.

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