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News / July 22, 2021

Windfalls of Recovery Cash Are Heading to State and Local Governments. How Should They Spend It?

Local and state governments are receiving a windfall of federal funds from the American Rescue Plan and previous COVID-19 relief packages. How should government entities go about deciding how to spend this money, with the goal of helping the most people and improving quality of life?Read more

William “Bill” Leighty (M.B.A.’79/B), senior strategic adviser at the Wilder School, will be the featured speaker for the July Virtual Lunch and Learn. [View Image]
News / July 15, 2021

The Impact of American Recovery Act Funding on State and Local Government

William “Bill” Leighty (M.B.A.’79/B), senior strategic adviser at the Wilder School, will be the featured speaker for the July Virtual Lunch and Learn.Read more

Wilder School faculty member Saltanat ‘Salta’ Liebert has received a contract for $114,832 from the Office of New Americans at the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) to conduct a needs assessment to identify barriers to the integration of immigrants in Virginia. [View Image]
Faculty News / July 14, 2021

Liebert Receives VDSS Contract for Immigration Study

Wilder School faculty member Saltanat ‘Salta’ Liebert has received a contract for $114,832 from the Office of New Americans at the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) to conduct a needs assessment to identify barriers to the integration of immigrants in Virginia. Read more

A pensive Black woman with a face mask awaiting a job interview. [View Image]
News / July 7, 2021

Racial and ethnic minorities experience disproportionate economic impacts of COVID-19

New VCU Wilder School poll shows that job loss, furlough, and/or reduced hours and pay have been more common among African-American and Hispanic communities. Read more

New VCU Wilder School poll shows that African Americans are more likely to vaccinate their children and report favorable views of how elected officials have handled the pandemic in comparison to whites. [View Image]
News / July 1, 2021

Unvaccinated racial and ethnic minorities in Virginia report they are more likely to get vaccinated than unvaccinated whites

New VCU Wilder School poll shows that African Americans are more likely to vaccinate their children and report favorable views of how elected officials have handled the pandemic in comparison to whites.Read more

News / July 1, 2021

Plessy vs. Ferguson Aired on American History TV (C-SPAN3)

Our recent Plessy v. Ferguson symposium marking the 125th anniversary since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson aired Sunday on American History TV on C-SPAN3. Read more

News / June 29, 2021

Isom-Payne Receives Prestigious Advising Award

Congratulations to Wilder School Assistant Dean of Student Success Shajuana Isom-Payne, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Advising Advocate Award presented by the University Academic Advising Board!Read more

News / June 23, 2021

Wight Talks the Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia

The most recent virtual Wilder School Alumni Lunch and Learn featured Amy Wight, Virginia’s assistant secretary of transportation on June 16. Wight’s presentation was entitled “On the Move: Vacations, Work, School — The Role of Transportation in a Post-COVID Virginia” and highlighted transportation challenges faced due to the pandemic and the steps taken to get Virginians back on track.Read more

News / June 15, 2021

The Role of Public Affairs Higher Education in Terminating Racism and Healing Our Divided Society

Fifty-three years ago the Kerner Commission concluded that poverty and institutionalized racism had created a divided society—"one black, one white—separate and unequal"— a society that had culminated in the devastating riots of the late 1960s. Their report cited education as a critical lever for achieving equity and called for “a new will” to enact sweeping policy changes in education, labor, education, housing and policing that were never implemented.Read more

Richmond’s recently adopted master plan, which is intended to guide the city’s growth through the next 20 years, has won a national award from the American Planning Association (APA). [View Image]
News / June 15, 2021

Richmond 300 Named Top Comprehensive Plan in the Nation

Richmond’s recently adopted master plan, which is intended to guide the city’s growth through the next 20 years, has won a national award from the American Planning Association (APA). Read more

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