VCU students walk through the Monroe Park Campus on the first day of classes in August 2018. A new study by researchers identifies factors that drive student drop-out rates. Among them: Involvement in student organizations, living on campus and greater social support are associated with a lower likelihood of dropping out of college. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Involvement in student organizations, living on campus early in college reduce odds of dropping out

March 24, 2021

A new study by VCU researchers also finds that depressive symptoms, antisocial behaviors, exposure to stressful events and substance use increase the risk.

Isaiah King's path toward a career in medicine and research begins this summer when he will start a one-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Isaiah King’s love of medicine leads to a new passion for research

March 23, 2021

King’s experiences with the student organization Black Men in Medicine gave him the support and freedom to pursue his own path. Up next: A fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health.

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Dean Malat featured in VCU Voices webinar series

Mar 19, 2021

VCU Voices is a biweekly webinar series hosted by Jay Davenport, CFRE, vice president of Development and Alumni Relations.

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Susan Bodnar-Deren appointed chair of Department of Sociology

Mar 18, 2021

Bodnar-Deren has worked at VCU for the past nine years, serving most recently as an associate professor and associate chair in the Department of Sociology.

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Mignonne C. Guy appointed chair of Department of African American Studies

Mar 16, 2021

Guy has worked at VCU for the past seven years, serving most recently as an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies.

The Stonewall Jackson monument in Richmond is removed from its plinth last summer. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU Publishing seeking contributions to ‘Imagining Black Futures in Richmond’

March 16, 2021

The online anthology aims to reveal legacies of harm and envision new futures.

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Peyton Rowe appointed interim director of the Robertson School

Mar 12, 2021

Rowe has been interim associate director since January 2021 and director of undergraduate studies since August 2018.

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John C. Powers reappointed chair of Department of History

Mar 11, 2021

This will be his second three-year term.

A group of VCU students and academic advisers have created a way for underrepresented students to overcome barriers as they pursue careers in health care. (Getty Images)

VCU P.R.I.M.E. empowers underrepresented students interested in health care careers

March 10, 2021

The student- and staff-initiated group identifies traditional barriers and develops strategies to help peers overcome them.

Cathleen D. Cahill will speak at a VCU virtual event March 12. (Michael T. Davis)

Historian to discuss how women of color transformed the suffrage movement

March 9, 2021

An event with author Cathleen Cahill will examine how Native American, Chinese American, African American and Hispana suffragists challenged women’s inequality and fought against racial prejudices.