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Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., an associate professor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the Wilder School's bill, HB1023, passed the House and on April 11, Governor Northam signed it into law.
News / April 27, 2020

Cleary’s interrogation bill signed by Governor Northam

For the past year and a half, Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., an associate professor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the Wilder School, has worked with Senator Jennifer McClellan to gain support for a bill that would mandate all Virginia state law enforcement agencies to electronically record custodial interrogations conducted in a place of detention. Cleary's bill, HB1023, passed the House and on April 11, Governor Northam signed it into law.

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More than 6-in-10 Virginians approve of various gun control, minimum wage and redistricting policies passed by the General Assembly, 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 / April 21, 2020

Large majorities of Virginians support policies passed during General Assembly session

More than 6-in-10 Virginians approve of various gun control, minimum wage and redistricting policies passed by the General Assembly, 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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David Cattell-Gordon, director of Telehealth Operations at UVA Health, conducted a simulated test in July 2019. While telehealth services are expanding during the coronavirus pandemic, reliable internet access is necessary to receive care in remote settings.  THE DAILY PROGRESS
News / April 21, 2020

Raskin and Smith Pen Op-ed Calling for Increased Internet Access as a Necessity for Better Health

In today’s edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Wilder School’s own Sarah Raskin and Shelly Smith, call for legislative action on the expansion of broadband infrastructure, leveraging data collected from the Commonwealth Connect Coalition and the 2019 County Health Rankings.

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African Americans and people in lower socioeconomic groups are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to speakers on a coronavirus webinar hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the American Society for Public Administration.
News / April 21, 2020

Webinar Identifies COVID-19’s Equity Problem

Higher rates of infection and death among African Americans demonstrate the racial character of inequality in America, according to a panel hosted by the VCU Wilder School and the American Society for Public Administration on April 16.

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News / April 21, 2020

Assessing the Benefits of Distributed Solar in Virginia

Fabrizio Fasulo, Ph.D., Director of the Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) and Damian Pitt, Ph.D., associate professor and program chair of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning, have released a new study evaluating the impacts of the potential purchase, installation and maintenance of 2,500 MW of new distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity in Virginia.

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Acceptable Losses?  COVID-19—Social Equity and the African-American Community webinar to take place on April 16 at  4 p.m. ET
Events / April 20, 2020

ASPA and the Wilder School Host Part 2 of Webinar Series

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Wilder School are partnering to host the second in a four-part webinar series looking at effective leadership in a time of crisis.

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Susan Gooden, Ph.D., who currently serves as interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named dean, effective April 16.
News / April 15, 2020

Gooden Named Dean of Wilder School

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., who has served as interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University since May 2018, has been named dean, effective April 16. She will oversee a professional school which ranks among the top 20 percent of schools of its kind in the nation, includes more than 1,200 students, nine undergraduate and graduate programs and a comprehensive Center for Public Policy.

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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 / April 14, 2020

Wilder School to Host Virtual Graduation

Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite students to participate.

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More than three-quarters of Virginians (76%) approve of the way Gov. Ralph Northam is handling the coronavirus crisis, with 40% strongly approving, 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 / April 14, 2020

Large majority of Virginians approve of how Northam is handling the COVID-19 crisis

More than three-quarters of Virginians (76%) approve of the way Gov. Ralph Northam is handling the coronavirus crisis, with 40% strongly approving, 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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To express our gratitude and appreciation for our VCU Health System colleagues, the Wilder School is inviting faculty, staff and students and their families to participate in a voluntary Virtual Thank-You Campaign, this Friday, April 17.
Events / April 14, 2020

School to Host Virtual Day of Thanks

To express our gratitude and appreciation for our VCU Health System colleagues, the Wilder School is inviting faculty, staff and students and their families to participate in a voluntary Virtual Thank-You Campaign, this Friday, April 17.

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