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News / November 9, 2015

Alumni Star: Keith T. Parker, AICP

Keith T. Parker, a Wilder School MURP graduate, leads the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and is a nationally recognized leader in the public transit industry.

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News / December 3, 2015

Jill Gordon to Become Wilder School’s Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Jill Gordon, Ph.D., the chair of the Wilder School’s Criminal Justice program since 2011, will become the associate dean for faculty and academic affairs effective January 1.

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2016 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards
News / June 27, 2016

Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is accepting nominations for the 12th annual Excellence in Virginia Government Awards.

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News / February 24, 2016

Four Wilder Students Receive “Black History in the Making Awards”

Each year, members of the Virginia Commonwealth University community cap off the celebrations and remembrances of Black History Month with a special awards ceremony that recognizes the contributions of emerging African-American leaders.

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News / December 14, 2015

New website offers a ‘Metro View’ of Richmond community

A new interactive website developed by the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at Virginia Commonwealth University offers an in-depth look at the metropolitan Richmond area that cuts across the boundaries of local governments.

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News / January 11, 2016

Dr. Grace Harris, one of the most highly regarded women in higher education, has retired as a distinguished professor of public policy at the leadership institute that bears her name.

Dr. Grace E. Harris, one of the most highly regarded women in higher education, has retired as a distinguished professor of public policy at the leadership institute that bears her name

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News / January 28, 2016

Public supports reforms in juvenile justice, parole, sex offender registry and firearm possession

With the General Assembly in its biannual budget session, many policymakers are focused on public safety reforms as an avenue to not only enhance the equity of the criminal justice system but also to ensure its fiscal efficiency.

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News / January 29, 2016

GEHLI to host 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

The 10th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference will take place at the Richmond Marriott, on Friday, Jan. 29

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News / February 4, 2016

Public shows strong support for public safety agencies throughout Virginia

A new Virginia Commonwealth University poll shows strong support for law enforcement across Virginia amid heightened public scrutiny of policing nationwide.

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News / March 1, 2016

Fulbright scholar to lecture on crime in the Caribbean

Richard Bennett, Ph.D., a senior Fulbright Scholar and professor of justice, law and society at American University, will present a lecture on crime and security in the Caribbean at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs next month.

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