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VCU is hosting 2 college basketball tournaments. To do it safely has required careful planning.

Over the next two weeks, teams from over a dozen universities will be in Richmond for the Atlantic 10 men’s and women’s tournaments. Here’s a look at the steps taken to prepare for their arrival.

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Clockwise from upper left: Aloni Hill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism at VCU; Regina Boone, photojournalist with the Richmond Free Press; Anthony Antoine, anchor at NBC12; and Michael Paul Williams, columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. [View Image]

Black Lives Matter has ‘dramatically shifted the paradigm’ of how mainstream media covers the news

Since George Floyd’s killing sparked nationwide protests, Black Lives Matter has led to reforms in media newsrooms that were once unimaginable, according to a panel of Black Richmond journalists.

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A conga drum, an empty gym and Dave Matthews Band: The founding of Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company

The longtime Richmond dance group, now in its 48th year, traces its beginnings to a small group of VCU students and their dedicated instructor.

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VCU’s next Common Book is ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore’

The 2018 book exploring climate change and sea level rise will be read by first-year VCU students and the university community.

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New entrepreneurship academy at VCU to bring together students and community members

The academy will provide opportunities for underrepresented students to develop 21st-century entrepreneurship skills in “a blended learning environment.”

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Community headlines

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Healthier together: Confronting loneliness and health care challenges among older adults

COVID-19 accelerated how one community-driven partnership is reimagining the way care is provided to vulnerable older adults through inclusion, inquiry and innovation.

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Former PACME recipient’s student activism led to a career pursuing equity in higher education

“The experiences and mentors I had really spurred me into the career trajectory that I’ve taken,” said Eric Williams.

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Four weeks of havoc: Remembering VCU’s run to the Final Four

Over the next month, VCU News is producing an oral history series to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rams and their remarkable run in the 2011 NCAA tournament.

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In photos: In-person classes resume at VCU

University photographer Kevin Morley walked around the Monroe Park Campus on March 4, taking photos of students and faculty as they returned.

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Stressed? This lab can help you learn about mindfulness, meditation and improving your well-being.

VCU’s Resilience Lab offers a variety of resources for the university community.

A VCU employee cleans a basketball during a game. [View Image]

VCU is hosting 2 college basketball tournaments. To do it safely has required careful planning.

Over the next two weeks, teams from over a dozen universities will be in Richmond for the Atlantic 10 men’s and women’s tournaments. Here’s a look at the steps taken to prepare for their arrival.

Clockwise from upper left: Aloni Hill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism at VCU; Regina Boone, photojournalist with the Richmond Free Press; Anthony Antoine, anchor at NBC12; and Michael Paul Williams, columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. [View Image]

Black Lives Matter has ‘dramatically shifted the paradigm’ of how mainstream media covers the news

In the nine months since George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer sparked nationwide protests, Black Lives Matter has led to reforms and conversations in mainstream media newsrooms that were once unimaginable, according to a panel of Black Richmond journalists who spoke Thursday at a Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture virtual event.

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ICA at VCU’s opening of ‘Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way’ postponed to March 5

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University has postponed the exhibition to March 5 due to inclement weather.

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