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Richmond’s recently adopted master plan, which is intended to guide the city’s growth through the next 20 years, has won a national award from the American Planning Association (APA).
News / June 15, 2021

Richmond 300 Named Top Comprehensive Plan in the Nation

Richmond’s recently adopted master plan, which is intended to guide the city’s growth through the next 20 years, has won a national award from the American Planning Association (APA).

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News / June 15, 2021

Brown Selected as 2021 Governor's Fellow

Whitney Brown, a second-year graduate student in public administration at the VCU Wilder School, has been tapped to participate in the Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program.

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News / June 4, 2021

Wight to Discuss The Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia

The next Wilder School Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation features Amy Wight, Virginia’s assistant secretary of transportation. Join us June 16 to hear her talk, “On the Move: Vacations, Work, School — The Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia.”

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L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th Governor of Virginia and a Distinguished Professor was the featured guest of the Wilder School’s Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on May 19.
News / May 27, 2021

Leadership... What Do You Produce?

L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th Governor of Virginia and a Distinguished Professor was the featured guest of the Wilder School’s Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on May 19.

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News / May 18, 2021

Join the Wilder School Student Ambassador & Advisory Council!

The Wilder School Student Ambassador & Advisory Council Program is looking for volunteers who wish to represent VCU Wilder School by providing support and participation for special events, campus tours, and other Wilder School special programs.

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Addressing the threat of ransomware — and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that leave us open to it — is “no simple task,” according to a VCU cybersecurity expert. (Getty Images)
News / May 12, 2021

The Colonial Pipeline Attack is a Clear Demonstration of the Threat of Ransomware

Christopher Whyte, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program at the Wilder School and co-author of “Understanding Cyber Warfare: Politics, Policy and Strategy,” is an expert in cyber conflict and U.S. cybersecurity policy. Whyte explained why it’s so difficult to protect against ransomware, why the attacks are increasingly common, and what policies might be useful in preventing future attacks.

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Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, your graduation remains an important moment for all of us to recognize. Therefore, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite you and your fellow classmates to participate.
News / May 12, 2021

Wilder School Virtual Commencement on May 14

The Wilder School will celebrate its Spring 2021 graduating class with a virtual send off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 14 via Facebook and YouTube.

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New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support having their children vaccinated.
News / May 6, 2021

A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated

A majority of parents in Virginia are likely to get their children vaccinated, according to the new statewide vaccine poll conducted for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Aaron Berryhill, Marcus Grant, Bonnie G. Mani, Ph.D., Felix Sarfo-Kantanka, Sarah Scarbrough, Ph.D., Mariah Williams (left to right)
News / May 6, 2021

PSRW 2021: Student & Alumni Spotlights

The Wilder School is proud to feature a current student and five alumni during Public Service Recognition Week who have made outstanding achievements in the realm of public service and policy.

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News / May 4, 2021

The History of the Wilder School

Since its inception, the Wilder School has been focused on public and community service in several forms with different degree programs at VCU. Learn more about the school's history during Public Service Recognition week.

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