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Aspiring human rights lawyer Michaela Friend has achieved much in her short time at VCU and wants to help those who have been historically marginalized. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2020: Transfer student Michaela Friend aims to defend the rights of others

Dec. 8, 2020

An aspiring human rights lawyer, Friend achieved much in her short time at VCU and wants to help those who have been historically marginalized.

Meet VCU's newest graduates

Dec. 8, 2020

In a year that has been anything but ordinary, an extraordinary group of students will earn their degrees.

aerial view of v.c.u. campus near harris hall and shafer court on a sunny day with students walking about

‘Virginia’s First Peoples’: VCU professor co-edits book about Virginia’s pre-European contact past

Dec. 8, 2020

The book provides a scholarly but accessible overview of American Indian archaeology before Europeans colonized Virginia.

Hannah Johnson is finishing her time at VCU with a bachelor’s degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in teaching. (Courtesy photo)

Class of 2020: Future teacher found supporters and her voice at VCU

Dec. 7, 2020

Getting through college was a difficult but rewarding journey for Hannah Johnson, who experienced homelessness as a child and now aims to help her students become the best versions of themselves.

Raven Witherspoon is VCU's first Schwarzman scholar. (Courtesy of College of Humanities and Sciences)

VCU senior awarded prestigious Schwarzman Scholars fellowship

Dec. 7, 2020

Raven Witherspoon is the first VCU student to be named a Schwarzman scholar, and will travel to China to complete a master's degree in global affairs next summer.

The pandemic has upended the job search process, leading many VCU students and recent graduates to think creatively about how to land the right job out of school.

Job hunting during a pandemic? It’s not easy, but recent and soon-to-be grads share how they found success.

Dec. 4, 2020

Though COVID-19 has upended job hunting, some tried-and-true methods (networking, being flexible and being persistent) still work.

Caitlin Cain was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2019. (Brian McNeill, University Public Affairs)

Promoting diversity in the field of chemistry

Dec. 2, 2020

In 2019, 67 women graduated from VCU with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, fifth-most in the nation.

A new book co-edited by a VCU professor aims to help teachers better handle difficult moments as they teach about social justice and diversity. (Getty Images)

Teaching about social justice can lead to tense moments. A new book helps educators navigate them.

Nov. 24, 2020

The book, co-edited by a VCU professor, aims to help teachers better handle challenging topics. “We are going to make mistakes” in being effective allies, Kim Case said. “But we must take the leap.”

Delaney Savedge on campus in late November. The Honors College and College of Humanities and Sciences student has been working in contact tracing for the Virginia Department of Health since June. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2020: Delaney Savedge helps keep the public safe during the pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020

The VCU student-athlete’s involvement at the Virginia Department of Health and on a study-abroad trip to Jamaica provided “an eye-opening experience to public health,” and a possible future career.

Psychology student Sofia Chilquillo is helping disadvantaged communities in Peru by interning at an organization that builds libraries and computer labs in the country. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Class of 2020: Sofia Chilquillo gives back to her native Peru

Nov. 20, 2020

The VCU psychology major is interning with Pan Peru USA and helping Peruvian women sell their alpaca products to U.S. markets.