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VCU is developing a national model for using analytics to bolster diversity and inclusion

The project is part of the university’s commitment to provide a fair, open and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff.

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Feeling grateful

Students, faculty and staff say thanks to those who helped them get through a challenging and unusual semester.

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Night shift: Student safety ambassadors provide a resource for the VCU community after dark

The ambassadors, part of the university’s transition to a more equitable public safety model, provide assistance when people need help but do not feel compelled to contact law enforcement.

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VCU’s Call Me By My Name initiative gives students and employees the opportunity to use names other than their legally assigned name. (File photo) [View Image]

VCU’s Call Me By My Name initiative promotes inclusion

The systemwide effort allows people to “use the name they choose without having to justify it.”

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“High school seniors embark by bus to voter registration, Atlanta, Ga., 1959,” via the Social Welfare History Image Portal. [View Image]

VCU Libraries’ history project sees shift in use amid COVID-19 and social justice protests

The collection of documents and images in the Social Welfare History Project and Image Portal "help inform folks as they consider the urgent questions of our time.”

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The V C U Student Commons. [View Image]

VCU is developing a national model for using analytics to bolster diversity and inclusion

The project is part of the university’s commitment to provide a fair, open and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff.

Feeling grateful [View Image]

Feeling grateful

Students, faculty and staff say thanks to those who helped them get through a challenging and unusual semester.

The logo for the "Make It Real" campaign for V C U. [View Image]

Make It Real Campaign for VCU raises $841.6 million

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Make It Real Campaign for VCU raised $841,606,604, more than 112% of its $750 million goal, the university announced Thursday.

Three students wearing safety vests pictured at night. [View Image]

Night shift: Student safety ambassadors provide a resource for the VCU community after dark

The ambassadors, part of the university’s transition to a more equitable public safety model, provide assistance when people need help but don't need to contact law enforcement.

In “Death and Rebirth in a Southern City," VCU's Ryan Smith explores more than 300 years of burial grounds in Richmond. (Image from “Death and Rebirth in a Southern City") [View Image]

‘Death and Rebirth’: VCU history professor’s new book reveals the history of Richmond’s cemeteries

“Cemeteries participate in the rawest political drives… . They teach us about power and resistance as much as about spiritual beliefs.”

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Hip-hop paves the way to coding comprehension

Code Beats, a VCU professor’s course that teaches coding through music, is introducing Richmond middle school students to a new way of learning computer programming.

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School segregation by race and poverty is deepening in Virginia, report finds

The report, “School Segregation by Boundary Line in Virginia: Scope, Significance and State Policy Solutions,” was produced by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State.

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VCU grad and former university employee helps start Black business hub

“The Jackson Ward Collective is about creating generational wealth,” said Kelli Lemon. “It’s about being able to pass on legacies to our children.”

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