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Spring commencement by the numbers

More than 5,000 graduates, a few dozen virtual and in-person events and a whole lot of postage.

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A new ‘Suit Yourself’ closet on the MCV Campus helps job seekers find the right look

The closet, run by the VCU Career Services office, is the second at the university and is stocked with business clothes for students to use as they apply for jobs, internships and fellowships.

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Jordan Howard Thomas, left, with his grandfather, Howard Belton. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Jordan Howard Thomas’ degree is a tribute to his grandfather 27 years in the making

Thomas, a mechanical engineering student, grew up adoring Howard Belton, a retired engineer, and reflected on their bond often as he pursued his degree from VCU.

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Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates [View Image]

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates

Another pandemic semester is ending, and with it comes hope that better days are ahead. We interviewed 20 students this spring on the eve of their graduation. These are their stories.

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Left, Savannah-Zhané Jolley. Top right: Jolley and her mother, Louise. Bottom right: Jolley's celebrates getting an "A" on a research paper. [View Image]

Class of 2021: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree

Headaches and memory loss nearly derailed her final years of school. But thanks to her mother, the Department of Political Science and her own perseverance, Jolley will graduate this month.

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  • Research
    A physician in scrubs tying on surgical mask.
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    Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America
    Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a new VCU-led study.
  • Health
    Christina Gordon, a VCU dental student, holds a model of human teeth wearing braces.
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    For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.
    Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.
  • Students
    Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates
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    Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates
    Another pandemic semester is ending, and with it comes hope that better days are ahead. We interviewed 20 students this spring on the eve of their graduation. These are their stories.
  • Faculty and staff
    A drawing of digital locks.
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    The Colonial Pipeline attack is a clear demonstration of the threat of ransomware
    And addressing that threat — and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that leave us open to it — is “no simple task,” according to VCU cybersecurity expert Christopher Whyte.
  • Alumni
    VCU School of Medicine alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger.
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    School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future
    “Who We Are,” a series of events featuring VCU medical school graduates, kicked off in February to bolster experiential learning during COVID-19.
  • Community
    A pediatrician administers a shot to a child.
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    A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated
    New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support.
Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America [View Image] Research

Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America

Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a new VCU-led study.

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier. [View Image] Health

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.

Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates [View Image] Students

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates

Another pandemic semester is ending, and with it comes hope that better days are ahead. We interviewed 20 students this spring on the eve of their graduation. These are their stories.

The Colonial Pipeline attack is a clear demonstration of the threat of ransomware [View Image] Faculty and staff

The Colonial Pipeline attack is a clear demonstration of the threat of ransomware

And addressing that threat — and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that leave us open to it — is “no simple task,” according to VCU cybersecurity expert Christopher Whyte.

School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future [View Image] Alumni

School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future

“Who We Are,” a series of events featuring VCU medical school graduates, kicked off in February to bolster experiential learning during COVID-19.

A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated [View Image] Community

A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated

New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support.

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