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News / January 18, 2018

Wilder School to Host Panel About Opioid Epidemic on Feb. 6

The Wilder School will hold a panel about the nation’s opioid epidemic on Tuesday, February 6, that will focus on how the deterioration of communities has invited and encouraged drug use and crime.

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Winners of the Metro Richmond Exports Initiatives and representatives of the Virginia Gateway Region and Greater Richmond Partnership gather after the competition.
News / January 30, 2018

Five Area Businesses Win $5,000 Awards at MREI Pitch Panel

Five Richmond-area businesses each won $5,000 in the Metro Richmond Exports Initiative’s pitch panel competition at the group’s annual meeting on Thursday, Jan 25.

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News / January 25, 2018

Public safety only Virginia program area viewed by majority as efficient in using taxpayer funds

Only one state program area — public safety— is thought of as efficient or very efficient by a majority of Virginians, 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 23, 2018

Treatment centers, housing for those in opioid recovery supported by large majority of Virginians

A large majority of Virginians support expansion of treatment centers and the use of housing in their own communities for those recovering from opioid use, a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University shows.

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News / January 16, 2018

Half of Virginia Adults Would Oppose a Ban on Anthem Protests in Public School Sports

As National Football League players continue to sit or kneel in protest during the national anthem, a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University shows that Virginians are almost evenly divided on whether they would support a rule prohibiting high school athletes from engaging in similar protests.

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News / January 9, 2018

Almost half of Virginians want Confederate monuments left in place, remainder split on actions

Virginians are split over what course of action to take with Confederate monuments, 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 5, 2018

More Virginia Voters Pulled Lever in Response to Trump Administration than Confederate Monuments

More than one in five voters in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election say they made their decision in response to the Trump 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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Wilder School Spotlight / December 15, 2017

Wilder School Spotlight: Meet Erna Ruijer

Erna Ruijer is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht, where she is working on government transparency research with European Union as part of its Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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News / December 14, 2017

Wilder Doctoral Student Selected for National Fellowship

Nathan Teklemariam (M.U.R.P.,'13), a doctoral student whose research examines international economic development and fair housing, has been named a 2018 American Society for Public Administration Founders’ Fellow.

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Mona Elrayah is a second-year Wilder School M.P.A. student who recently shared her experiences as an immigrant at a TEDxYouth@RVA talk.
News / December 13, 2017

An Immigrant’s Story of Safety and Opportunity

Mona Elrayah, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Public Administration program, works with 35 immigrant and refugee students at the STAR after-school program (Strengthening Teens Academically and Recreationally), run by the Tuckahoe YMCA in Henrico County. The program partners with Quioccasin Middle School.

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