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All VCU spring semester classes will begin virtually, except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

VCU to open spring semester on virtual class schedule

Jan. 12, 2021

The university hopes to resume in-person instruction on or before March 8.

Outside the Russell Building at the U.S. Senate. With the upper chamber of Congress split 50-50 and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris only voting in the case of a tie, "party leaders will have to forge a power-sharing agreement," says VCU political science expert Alex Keena. (Getty Images)

Moderates are about to hold an ‘enormous amount of power’ in Washington, VCU expert says

Jan. 8, 2021

Cooperation between Democrats and Republicans will be a necessity, especially in the Senate.

Asten Brinton's new book, "Confronting Totalitarian Minds," will be released later this year.

In “Confronting Totalitarian Minds,” timely lessons from the past

Jan. 7, 2021

The forthcoming book by VCU professor Aspen Brinton is inspired by Czech philosopher Jan Patocka and examines the use of dissidence to challenge leaders to be more democratic.

Oscar Wilde in 1889, around the time he was publishing the short stories now featured in Nicholas Frankel's “The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection.” (Getty Images)

VCU English professor edits new collection of nine classic Oscar Wilde short stories

Dec. 17, 2020

The collection is the “perfect distillation of one of the Victorian era’s most remarkable writers.”

VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association are dissolving and aligning with the university's development and alumni offices. (Office of Development and Alumni Relations)

VCU alumni organizations approve new model

Dec. 17, 2020

VCU Alumni and the MCV Alumni Association of VCU will align with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, creating a new structure to meet the expanding needs of its 208,000 alumni.

The stories of the year

Dec. 17, 2020

The pandemic. The protests. Stories of heartbreak, resilience, creativity and joy. Here are the VCU News stories of 2020.

The letters "BLM" are projected onto the Robert E. Lee monument. Since the spring, artists Dustin Klein and VCU graduate Alex Criqui have projected onto the monument images that have transformed it into a “symbol of liberation.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Alum’s art projections transform the Lee monument — and land the cover of National Geographic

Dec. 14, 2020

In an interview with VCU News, history graduate Alex Criqui discusses the work he and artist Dustin Klein have put into Reclaiming the Monument — a project they hope brings people together.

The first COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency use authorization. Will U.S. adults be willing to get it? (Getty Images)

Study finds more than half of respondents are unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization

Dec. 14, 2020

The survey of 788 U.S. adults also found older people and Black people were less likely to be willing to get the vaccine.

More than 2,200 students graduated from VCU this semester. (Garnette Ransone Photography)

VCU honors newest graduates at virtual commencement ceremony

Dec. 12, 2020

University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., praises graduating students for their resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "I am so proud of your hard work."

VCU's virtual commencement Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. with a Zoom pre-party for students and a countdown to the main program, which will begin at 10 a.m.

VCU to hold virtual commencement on Saturday

Dec. 9, 2020

The program will include video clips and photos from graduates to commemorate their accomplishments while at the university.