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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.

“America's Founding Monsters,” written and illustrated by Virginia Commonwealth University student Maggie Colangelo, is a fun take on Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and George Washington — and their obsessed with prehistoric megafauna. (Courtesy of Maggie Colangelo)

‘Founding Monsters:’ A VCU student’s comic book tells the story of the Founding Fathers’ obsession with giant Ice Age animals

Oct. 27, 2020

The book “shows a different side of the American Revolution,” said author Maggie Colangelo. “The more I learned about it, the more interesting and ridiculous the story became.”

On Monday, VCU recognized 179 faculty members who were awarded promotion or tenure in 2020. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)
VCU faculty are using sound in creative ways to entertain, tell stories and make sense of our world. (Getty Images)

‘Exploring the sonic world that's around us’: A look at VCU faculty working in the world of sound

Oct. 26, 2020

From art installations to podcasts to music, these profiles in audio provide a unique glimpse into a diverse field of study.