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Make It Real Campaign for VCU raised $841,606,604, more than 112% of its $750 million goal. (VCU Alumni)

Make It Real Campaign for VCU raises $841.6 million

Nov. 19, 2020

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.

After transferring to VCU from Northern Virginia Community College in 2019, Melody Guitz helped create a campus organization to help other transfer students at the university. (Tania Guitz)

Class of 2020: Transfer student Melody Guitz gains her footing as a leader

Nov. 17, 2020

As her academic achievements pave the way to a career in psychology, Guitz also has helped create a community at VCU for other transfer students.

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")

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

Nov. 12, 2020

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

Terry Austin during a rehearsal of VCU's symphonic wind ensemble.  (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

For faculty, a semester of challenge, creativity and resilience

Nov. 10, 2020

A fall term defined by COVID-19 has been anything but normal, as professors work to modify curriculum and meet the needs of students — and double check the WiFi connection.

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What just happened? VCU alumni journalists discuss the 2020 presidential election results.

Nov. 6, 2020

Joe Biden is the projected president-elect. But other questions remain, including why he cratered among Latino voters in South Florida, and whether we can ever trust polls again.

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)

VCU’s Call Me By My Name initiative promotes inclusion

Nov. 4, 2020

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

Augustine Lewis graduated from the VCU School of Medicine in 1969. Now he's back at the university to pursue a bachelor's degree in French. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

At 76, Augustine Lewis is pursuing a degree in French — and proving that age is just a number

Nov. 2, 2020

The retired physician — a longtime participant in medical missions in Central America, Haiti and the Dominican Republic — wants to do mission work in West Africa next.

Early voting and vote-by-mail numbers for 2020 have far surpassed previous records heading into Election Day. (Getty Images)

What to watch for on Election Day

Oct. 30, 2020

VCU experts say early voting, voter turnout and the role of the suburbs could be key in this year’s elections.

Black Men in Medicine was established at VCU to help break down barriers Black males face as they pursue careers in the field. (Getty Images)

Camaraderie, encouragement at core of student-led Black Men in Medicine

Oct. 29, 2020

The VCU student organization aims to give support to underrepresented undergraduates as they pursue medical school and careers in the field.

Anna Bon-Harper plays her French horn. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

In photos: Life on campus

Oct. 28, 2020

A glance around the university during an unusual time.