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News / January 24, 2019

Interim Dean Susan Gooden to be Honored as Outstanding Woman

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., interim dean of the Wilder School, is one of eight recipients of the YWCA Richmond’s 2019 Outstanding Women Awards.

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News / February 19, 2019

CPP to Host Brown Bag Panel on Economic Development

Join us on Wednesday, February 20, for a compelling panel discussion on economic development policy, employment and housing initiatives within the Commonwealth.

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News / January 10, 2019

Virginians Narrowly Support Public Investment to Land Amazon HQ2

Just under half of Virginians say bringing one of Amazon’s second headquarters to the state will create more benefits than the investment costs, while 41 percent believe the state is investing too much in the deal, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / January 17, 2019

Wilder School to Host Panel About Immigration

The Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy will host a panel discussion on Thursday, February 28, that offers first-hand perspectives of the work of some local organizations with immigrants.

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News / January 24, 2019

Wilder School Adjunct Professor Returns from Deployment to Border

Matt C. Pinsker, a criminal defense attorney in Henrico County, Va., is an adjunct professor in the Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program. He serves in the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps and recently returned from a six-month deployment to the border, where he served as a federal special prosecutor.

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News / January 8, 2019

Virginians Evenly Divided on the Idea of Armed Teachers

Virginians are almost evenly split between favoring and opposing a state law that would allow localities to train teachers and administrators to be armed in schools, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / January 17, 2019

Next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture is February 4

Brian Williams, Ph.D., visiting professor of public policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, will be the next speaker in the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on Monday, February 4.

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News / November 15, 2018

2019 EVGA Will Be Held April 11

The Wilder School is pleased to announce the 13th Excellence in Virginia Government Awards (EVGA) on April 11, 2019, at the downtown Richmond Marriott.

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News / January 4, 2019

Quarter of Virginians Don’t Know Which Party They Want to Win Control of General Assembly in 2019

With every House of Delegates and state Senate seat up for election this November, and both chambers narrowly held by Republicans, a quarter of Virginians don’t know yet which party they want to control the General Assembly in 2020, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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A chart showing the issues voters saw as most important in determining their vote in the 2018 Virginia Senate election.  Responding to the Trump administration, with a plurality of 25 percent, led among six options.
News / December 20, 2018

In 2018 Elections, Plurality of Virginia Voters Focused on Responding to Trump Administration

Though President Donald Trump wasn’t on the ballot in 2018, one-quarter of voters in Virginia’s U.S. Senate and House elections say they made their choices as a response to his administration, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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