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Wilder School graduate Tanya González (M.P.A.’17/GPA) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.
News / September 30, 2021

VCU honors Wilder School Graduate Tanya González

Wilder School graduate Tanya González (M.P.A.’17/GPA) was selected as a 10 Under 10 honoree by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.

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(top) Brown, Delaney, Demarest, Dougherty, Dwyer (bottom) Foster, Montana, Ramos, Rijhwani, Warf, Woehrle
News / September 28, 2021

Announcing the Class of 2021 Wilder Fellows

The Wilder School is pleased to announce the 2021 cohort of the Wilder Graduate Scholars’ Fellowship Program which includes a talented and dynamic class of eleven students from diverse backgrounds and programs.

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Congratulations to Elsie Harper-Anderson on being named an Entrepreneurship Policy Faculty Fellow by the Association for Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).
Faculty News / September 28, 2021

Harper-Anderson Named APPAM Entrepreneurship Policy Faculty Fellow

Congratulations to Elsie Harper-Anderson on being named an Entrepreneurship Policy Faculty Fellow by the Association for Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).

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Virginians indicate concern that new COVID-19 variants will lead to a worsening pandemic.
News / September 27, 2021

Poll: Majority of Virginians support mask mandates

A large majority of Virginians (75%) indicated they are concerned that new COVID-19 variants will lead to a worsening pandemic in their local community, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Ethan Wright, a new Wilder School student
News / September 24, 2021

Meet the Newest Rams - Ethan Wright

Get to know this new Wilder School student and his plans for making the most of his experience.

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Kathryn Howell is an assistant professor in the Wilder School's Urban and Regional Planning program and the co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab.
News / September 23, 2021

RVA Eviction Lab co-founder discusses ongoing research amid pandemic

On Sept. 22, Howell discussed the lab’s ongoing research during the COVID-19 pandemic and fielded questions from the audience at the Wilder School’s monthly Lunch and Learn series.

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In the race to become the next governor of Virginia, 40% of likely voters would vote for Terry McAuliffe while 37% would vote for Glenn Youngkin, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / September 20, 2021

McAuliffe leads in race for governor

As the margin widens in the governor’s race, the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are narrowing, according to Wilder School Commonwealth Poll

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News / September 21, 2021

Jennifer Reid awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the VCU Office of the Provost

Jennifer Reid, Ph.D., a senior research associate with the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the VCU Office of the Provost.

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The Richmond Racial Equity Essays project combines urban planning and governance ideas into a locally sourced collection. Its creators see it as a vital tool to help advance racial equity in the city.
News / September 15, 2021

Essays Project Envisions an Equitable Future for Richmond

The Richmond Racial Equity Essays project combines urban planning and governance ideas into a locally sourced collection. Its creators see it as a vital tool to help advance racial equity in the city.

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On the roof of a mosque in the Philippines, David Webber, assistant professor of homeland security and emergency preparedness and assistant program chair, explains his research to survey participants.
Faculty News / September 10, 2021

What Can the Motivations of Terrorists Teach Us About Afghanistan?

We sat down with David Webber, an assistant professor and assistant chair of homeland security and emergency preparedness at the Wilder School, to learn how to better understand the belief systems that radicalize individuals to join terrorist groups—along with the implications this has for the recent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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