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VCU’s Lynn Pelco, a champion of civic engagement, recognized with national award

The associate vice provost for community engagement has been honored for her leadership by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

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A Resiliency Garden explores urban agricultural possibilities — and deeper issues

Outside the Institute for Contemporary Art, raised beds, murals, plants and flora have turned a gray parking lot into a field of color.

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VCU Child Development Center receives $1.26M grant to provide child care for low-income VCU students

The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will also lead to the establishment of an Urban Education and Family Center.

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‘One Person, No Vote’ author to speak at VCU virtual event

Carol Anderson's book explores the history of efforts to suppress African American voting participation.

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What is it like on campus? Students, faculty and staff share their experiences.

VCU News spoke with 10 students and employees during the first weeks of the semester. Out of those conversations emerges a picture of life at the university this fall amid the pandemic. 

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VCU Police and Game Changer recognized for hosting crucial conversations about policing

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has named VCU Police and its partner organization, Game Changer, winners of the 2020 Michael Shanahan Leadership in Public/Private Cooperation Award.

Lynn Pelco [View Image]

VCU’s Lynn Pelco, a champion of civic engagement, recognized with national award

The associate vice provost for community engagement has been honored for her leadership by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

Woman looks at prescription medication in bathroom cabinet. [View Image]

Pharmacy students, VCU Police to host Drug Take Back collection site

Oct. 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an event to raise awareness of prescription misuse and abuse and provide a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications.

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The stories behind the masks

What motivates VCU students to put on their masks every day?

Duron Chavis, creator of the Resiliency Garden. [View Image]

A Resiliency Garden explores urban agricultural possibilities — and deeper issues

Outside the Institute for Contemporary Art, raised beds, murals, plants and flora have turned a gray parking lot into a field of color.

K. Renee Horton. [View Image]

Trailblazing NASA engineer and STEM advocate to speak at VCU conference

K. Renee Horton, Ph.D. will deliver remarks at the 14th annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Butler Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism

Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at the Post, covered key moments in the civil rights movement, all while being a pioneer for African American women in media.

A person reads a book to a group of children. [View Image]

VCU Child Development Center receives $1.26M grant to provide child care for low-income VCU students

The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will also lead to the establishment of an Urban Education and Family Center.

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