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The VCU Wilder School Commonwealth Poll has been selected as a featured 2020 Presidential Election Poll by CNN.
News / August 26, 2020

Commonwealth Poll selected CNN 2020 Presidential Election Poll

The VCU Wilder School Commonwealth Poll has been selected as a featured 2020 Presidential Election Poll by CNN.

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As Virginia’s K-12 school divisions work to determine their reopening plans and what’s best for their communities amid the ongoing pandemic, VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs joined forces with the School of Education to offer some helpful guidance. (Shutterstock Images)
News / August 25, 2020

Virginia schools use guidance from VDOE and face challenging decisions when reopening

As Virginia’s K-12 school divisions work to determine their reopening plans and what’s best for their communities amid the ongoing pandemic, VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs joined forces with the School of Education to offer some helpful guidance in the Alumni Lunch and Learn Series on August 19.

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January 13, 2020 marked the 30th Anniversary of the inauguration of L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
News / August 24, 2020

Virtual symposium to commemorate 30th anniversary of Gov. L. Douglas Wilder’s inauguration

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, in partnership with Virginia Union University, will host a daylong virtual leadership symposium on Sept. 17 honoring the legacy of L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th governor of Virginia and the country’s first elected African American governor. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Wilder’s inauguration.

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The 2020-21 season of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will kick-off on Thursday, September 10, with a talk by Samuel L. Myers, Jr., of University of Minnesota.
Events / August 18, 2020

2020-21 Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series to kick-off Sept.10

The 2020-21 season of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will kick-off on Thursday, September 10, with a talk by Samuel L. Myers, Jr., of Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota.

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The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and Racism will be discussed by a panel of four faculty, including Professor Emeritus Blue Wooldridge, and moderated by Dean Susan Gooden on Wednesday, August 12 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Events / August 10, 2020

Dean Gooden Moderating ASPA Panel on Dual Pandemics

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and Racism will be discussed by a panel of four faculty, including Professor Emeritus Blue Wooldridge, and moderated by Dean Susan Gooden on Wednesday, August 12 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Faculty News / August 4, 2020

Harper-Anderson cited in NBC news article on the impact of COVID-19 on small business and gaps in recovery funding

Wilder School Professor Elsie Harper-Anderson was referenced in the article “For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam's coronavirus response widened the gulf” written by NBC News reporter Jonathan Allen.

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President Donald Trump and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam saw approval ratings for their handling of the COVID-19 crisis drop since April, 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 / July 30, 2020

Approval of Trump's and Northam's handling of COVID-19 has fallen since April

President Donald Trump and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam saw approval ratings for their handling of the COVID-19 crisis drop since April, 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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James Lane, Ed.D. (left), Virginia Department of Education superintendent of public instruction, Maria Pitre-Martin, Ph.D. (middle), superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools and VCU School of Education Dean Andrew Daire, Ph.D. (right).
Events / July 28, 2020

Alumni Lunch and Learn on K-12 Return to School

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation on Wednesday, August 19 featuring James Lane, Ed.D., Virginia Department of Education superintendent of public instruction, Maria Pitre-Martin, Ph.D., superintendent of Petersburg City Public Schools and VCU School of Education Dean Andrew Daire, Ph.D.

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The Wilder School continued its Alumni Lunch and Learn Series with a powerful presentation and discussion with Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 22.
News / July 23, 2020

Williams Reflects on Richmond's History & Today

The Wilder School continued its Alumni Lunch and Learn Series with a powerful presentation and discussion with Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 22.

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News / July 22, 2020

Wilder Faculty Newly Appointed Positions

Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden and professor Will Pelfrey were both recently appointed to community positions.

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