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Akhila Kunuthuru, Jennifer Duong and Sneha Gade. [View Image]

A new group virtually connects VCU student volunteers with local organizations

Virtual Volunteer at VCU has paired hundreds of students with more than a dozen Richmond partners, creating a sense of community in a time of distance.

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Poll: Majority say General Assembly special session failed to address systemic racism

Only 14% of Virginians felt that policies passed during the special session confront the issue while 18% feel that they do not address it at all.

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Virtual event on social justice activist Oliver Hill Jr. to kick off MLK Week at VCU

Hill, the son of a famed civil rights attorney, was known for his work with the Southern Initiative Algebra Project, which works to introduce young Black students to mathematics.

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Author of ‘Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America’ to deliver Black History Month Lecture

Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, will speak at a VCU virtual event Feb. 3.

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VCU’s MCV Campus library to be renamed the Health Sciences Library

The change was one of 18 actions recommended by the VCU Committee on Commemorations and Memorials to remove Confederate names from university facilities.

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Akhila Kunuthuru, Jennifer Duong and Sneha Gade. [View Image]

A new group virtually connects VCU student volunteers with local organizations

Virtual Volunteer at VCU has paired hundreds of students with more than a dozen Richmond partners, creating a sense of community in a time of distance.

Drawing of a person using a laptop computer. [View Image]

Entry Pass, vaccines, virtual classes: What you need to know as the spring semester approaches

VCU’s spring term will look a lot different. Here are key dates and changes to keep in mind.

A group of people standing. A person wearing a backpack with a sign stating "Long Overdue. Justice + Equality" takes a picture. [View Image]

Poll: Majority say General Assembly special session failed to address systemic racism

Only 14% of Virginians felt that policies passed during the special session confront the issue while 18% feel that they do not address it at all.

A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the following text: "MLK CELEBRATION 2021 Jan. 17th-23rd" [View Image]

Virtual event on social justice activist Oliver Hill Jr. to kick off MLK Week at VCU

Hill, the son of a famed civil rights attorney, was known for his work with the Southern Initiative Algebra Project, which works to introduce young Black students to mathematics.

All VCU spring semester classes will begin virtually, except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. (Allen Jones, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU to open spring semester on virtual class schedule

The university hopes to resume in-person instruction on or before March 8.

Marcia Chatelain. [View Image]

Author of ‘Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America’ to deliver VCU Libraries’ 2021 Black History Month Lecture

Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, will speak at a VCU virtual event Feb. 3.

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Anthony Fauci to speak at VCU virtual event Friday

The nation’s top infectious disease expert will discuss the ongoing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine myths and how the coronavirus has affected the African American community.

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VCU names fine arts building after longtime dean Murry N. DePillars

The arts educator, who died in 2008, was “a bigger-than-life presence” who grew the VCU School of the Arts in size and stature.

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