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Trinitee Pearson as Tillius the Paladin. [View Image]

The show must go on: Inside VCU’s virtual production of ‘She Kills Monsters’

When social distancing makes a full house impossible, how does a theater production forge on? It takes a cue from business meetings and virtual happy hours, and goes online.

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The stories behind the masks

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

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Spring semester classes at VCU will begin on Jan. 25 and will conclude on May 5, followed by final exams, which will be conducted remotely. (Allen Jones, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will reopen in phases following winter break; spring classes to begin Jan. 25

Classes will conclude the first week of May, followed by final exams, which will be conducted remotely.

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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.

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Racial unrest, sports protests continue the ‘outcry for racial and social justice’

The issues that underscored the civil rights movement of the 1960s are still with us, according to a panel of Richmond journalists and African American leaders.

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‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Author Carol Anderson on the historic — and ongoing — suppression of Black voters

Current day policies are designed to systemically suppress African American voter participation in U.S. elections, said Anderson, whose book “One Person, No Vote,” is VCU’s 2020 Common Book.

Trinitee Pearson as Tillius the Paladin. [View Image]

The show must go on: Inside VCU’s virtual production of ‘She Kills Monsters’

When social distancing makes a full house impossible, how does a theater production forge on? It takes a cue from business meetings and virtual happy hours, and goes online.

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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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$1M gift will help expand programs for international students

An anonymous $1 million gift to the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering will enrich the experience of international students by providing funds for a range of cultural and educational activities.

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Magic fibers: A researcher’s work to create ‘smart fabrics’ that can change color

VCU’s Christina Tang is testing new ways to spin liquid crystals into fibers that could be used in camouflage clothing or to create cleaning wipes that can detect the presence of bacteria.

The stories behind the masks [View Image]

The stories behind the masks

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

Spring semester classes at VCU will begin on Jan. 25 and will conclude on May 5, followed by final exams, which will be conducted remotely. (Allen Jones, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will reopen in phases following winter break; spring classes to begin Jan. 25

Classes will conclude the first week of May, followed by final exams, which will be conducted remotely.

A masked person prepares to use a cotton swab on a patient. [View Image]

8 things you need to know about COVID-19 prevalence testing at VCU

Asymptomatic prevalence testing is quick, easy and free — and it helps our community stay safe.

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