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News / August 23, 2017

Wilder School Reports Shows Demand for Space by Local Entrepreneurs in Hopewell

A strong demand exists among local entrepreneurs to use a city-owned building in downtown Hopewell as a kitchen incubator, makerspace or co-working space, according to a report by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 21, 2017

VCU Poll: 80 Percent of Virginians Support Financial Incentives to Spur Economic Development

A strong majority of Virginians— 80 percent—support the use of tax credits or other financial incentives by the state as an economic development strategy, according to the latest poll released by the Wilder School. But for many, the details of such policies make a big difference in their support.

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The Peppas led new students on a spirit walk down Broad Street.
News / August 21, 2017

Six Events You Shouldn’t Miss During Welcome Week

Whether you're a freshman or a graduate student returning to campus, Welcome Week—a series of events hosted throughout the university August 19-27—will help you get the most out of campus and prepare you for a successful year at VCU. Find out the top six events every incoming VCU student should attend.

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VCU Wilder School 2017 Summer Public Policy Poll
News / August 15, 2017

Va. Poll: Majority Say Localities Should Use Taxpayer Resources to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

A slim majority of Virginians — 55 percent — say local governments should be required to use their resources to enforce federal immigration laws, according to a poll released today.

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News / August 11, 2017

Gough Chosen as 2017-2018 Provost Office Faculty Fellow

Meghan Gough, Ph.D., chair of the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program, has been selected to receive a 2017-2018 Provost Office Faculty Fellowship for Community Engagement.

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Nakeina Douglas-Glenn,Ph.D., is sworn in by Gov. Terry McAuliffe during the inaugural meeting of the Task Force on Millennial Civic Engagement at the Patrick Henry Building on July 28.
News / August 11, 2017

Douglas-Glenn Appointed to Millennial Task Force

Nakeina Douglas-Glenn, Ph.D., director of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at the Wilder School, has been appointed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Task Force on Millennial Civic Engagement.

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News / August 8, 2017

Northam, Other Virginia Democrats Hold leads in all Three Upcoming Statewide Elections

Democrat Ralph Northam holds a five-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie among likely voters — 42 percent to 37 percent — in the race to become the next governor of Virginia, according to a poll released today by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 7, 2017

Wilder School’s M.P.A. Diversity Plan Cited

The Wilder School's Master of Public Administration program has been recognized by NASPAA, the global accreditor of master’s degree programs in public affairs for efforts to attract and retain a diverse student body.

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News / July 31, 2017

Wilder School Among First Recipients of University’s Curriculum Awards

The Wilder School has been awarded $10,000 for the creation of courses that advance students understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion. The school is among the first recipients of grant funding under the university’s Curriculum Development Awards—an initiative of the Division of Inclusive Excellence.

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Robyn McDougle
News / July 24, 2017

McDougle Reappointed to State Board

Robyn McDougle, associate professor of Criminal Justice and director of the Wilder School’s Office of Public Policy Outreach, was recently reappointed to a second four-year term on the Virginia Board on Juvenile Justice by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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