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The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.
News / March 30, 2021

Wilder School No. 38 in U.S., Top Ranked in Virginia for Social and Urban Policy

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm the Wilder School among the top 15% of graduate schools of public affairs at No. 38. The school is also ranked No. 19 in Social Policy, No. 28 in Urban Policy, and No. 34 in Public Management and Leadership.

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Excellence in Virginia Government Awards await presentation at the first annual ceremony.
News / March 30, 2021

VCU Wilder School to Honor Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

The Wilder School will honor individuals and organizations in seven categories for contributions to Commonwealth citizens and communities on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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News / March 23, 2021

2021 VCU Service Recognition Celebration

A total of 22 Wilder School employees will be recognized at the University’s Annual Service Recognition Celebration, including our namesake and distinguished faculty member Governor L. Douglas Wilder who will be recognized for 25 years of service.

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The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.
News / March 18, 2021

‘We’re in a race to vaccinate people,’ says Virginia Health Commissioner at Wilder School Event

The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.

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The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Dr. Susan Gooden, the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
News / March 16, 2021

Dean Gooden to Receive Prized Public Administration Award

The university community congratulates Wilder School Dean and Professor Susan Gooden, Ph.D., the 2021 recipient of the Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

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News / March 10, 2021

2018 Class of MPLI Publish Food Insecurity Findings

Members of the 2018 cohort of the Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) have published new findings on food insecurity in Virginia in the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy (JMPSP).

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News / March 10, 2021

Wilder School Alumni Among Fulbright Semifinalists

Wilder School alumna Anna Connor as well as an additional student are among a list of 13 VCU students and alumni selected to advance to the final round of consideration for a Fulbright U.S. Student grant for the 2021-22 academic year.

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VCU Wilder School graduate students, Darshan Parikh, Frances Stadlin and Whitney Brown, and their respective teams, placed first and third in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
News / March 8, 2021

VCU Wilder School Grad Students Take First and Third Place in International ‘Pandemic 2.0’ Simulation Competition

VCU Wilder School graduate students, Darshan Parikh, Whitney Brown and Frances Stadlin, and their respective teams, placed first and third in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

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Events / March 8, 2021

Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Planning and Administration Response

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on March 17 about the state of Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign and administration response, featuring M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., commissioner for the Virginia Department of Health.

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News / March 10, 2021

Fear, Faulty Equations and Uneven Public Policy: The Real Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline

William Spriggs, a professor of economics at Howard University and chief economist of the AFL-CIO, joined the latest installment of the Wilder School’s Alumni Lunch and Learn Series on February 17 to address the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.

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