L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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News / September 20, 2018

Student Scholarship Deadline is Nov. 12

Applications for Wilder School undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are due Monday, November 12.

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News / October 15, 2018

Cindy Redcross of MDRC to Speak on Oct. 30

Cindy Redcross, deputy director of MDRC’s Health and Barriers to Employment policy area, will be the next speaker in the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on Tuesday, October 30.

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News / October 24, 2018

Doctoral Student Receives Research Grant

Dhara Amin, a Wilder School doctoral candidate, has received a prestigious research grant from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) for her dissertation project, “Students’ Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Victimization on College Campuses.”

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News / July 13, 2018

New Wilder Initiative Tracks Richmond's Eviction Epidemic & Effects

A new initiative by two Wilder School Urban and Regional Studies and Planning professors aims to collect data and analyze the chronic eviction problem in Richmond and Virginia.

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Wilder School 2018 NASPAA Faculty Delegation with Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President, Raphael Bostic. Back row, left to right: William Pelfrey, Blue Wooldridge, Raphael Bostic, Susan Gooden, Elsie Harper-Anderson, Myung Jin. Front row, left to right: Sarah Jane-Brubaker, Robyn McDougle, Shajuana Isom-Payne and Wilder alumna Najmah Thomas.
News / October 19, 2018

Wilder School Makes Strong Showing at NASPAA Conference

Some of the brightest minds in public administration education gathered for the 2018 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration Conference (NASPAA) in downtown Atlanta last week. It was an impressive display of intellectual superstars that included 13 Wilder School faculty and students participants, 11 presenters and one honoree.

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News / August 14, 2018

Virginians See Schools as Safe, Look Increasingly to Mental Health Approaches to School Safety

Six months after a shooting rampage left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that Virginians increasingly see mental health approaches as important for school safety.

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Sarah Huggins Scarbrough and Franklin Wallace.
News / October 17, 2018

Scarbrough and Wallace to be Honored at Alumni Volunteer Service Awards

VCU Alumni will recognize two Wilder School graduates—Sarah Huggins Scarbrough and Franklin Wallace—during the university’s Biennial Alumni Volunteer Service Awards this week. The awards, which will be presented during a private dinner and ceremony on Oct. 19, celebrate alumni who have worked with particular devotion to serve the VCU community.

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Majora Carter will deliver this year's Gulak Lecture on Oct. 17.
News / July 25, 2018

Majora Carter to Deliver 2018 Gulak Lecture on Oct. 17

Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, will deliver the Wilder School’s 2018 Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons.

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News / October 10, 2018

Wilder School Spotlight: Alumnus Joseph P. Casey, Ph.D.

Joseph P. Casey, Ph.D., earned his Master of Public Administration from the Wilder School in 1995 and his doctorate in 2013. He is county administrator of Chesterfield County, Virginia’s fourth most populous, and has enjoyed an impressive career in public service. He shares his story.

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder listens to U.S. Rep. Robert
News / October 8, 2018

Wilder Symposium: Modern Challenges to Persistent Inequities

The 2018 Wilder Symposium challenged the public and policymakers to confront inequities in education, housing and transportation in urban communities and make redressing long-standing imbalances a priority.

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