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Dear VCU and VCU Health community, As we near the end of the semester and approach Thanksgiving, I want to pause briefly and say thank you again. This summer and fall have been extraordinary, bringing together the best in all of us. We found new ways of teaching, healing, research and creativity. We found new […]
To the VCU and VCU Health Community, Election Day is less than a week away. Many of you already have voted, and I encourage those who haven’t to take time between now and then to exercise your right to have your voices heard. As a reminder, Election Day is a university holiday this year, primarily […]
We all imagine a world without cancer, and I’m proud that VCU Massey Cancer Center is hard at work making this a reality. Did you know that African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but have a higher cancer mortality rate than other ethnic and racial groups in the country? Today, the […]
Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors voted today to remove racist and divisive symbols honoring the Confederacy from both campuses. This work will begin in earnest. Their decision came after more than three years of study, review, and reflection led by the university’s Vice President for Diversity and […]
For more than 50 years, students at VCU have been engaged and active members of our communities. I am proud of their tenacity and drive to make a difference in the world through scholarship, research, creativity, health care, and community action. In that spirit, I am grateful for work done by VCU Votes Advisory Council […]
August 10, 2020 Dear VCU community, As our nation prepares for the upcoming presidential, congressional, and state and local elections, I am pleased to announce that VCU will take Nov. 3 as a holiday in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. This holiday will give all of us the unbridled chance to have our voices […]