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Connection and inclusion in the (virtual) classroom

Jan. 19, 2021

Music, coffee hours and a variety of learning activities are a few of Ching-Yu Huang’s strategies for success in the digital space.

From left: Akhila Kunuthuru, Jennifer Duong and Sneha Gade, the co-founders of Virtual Volunteer at VCU. (Courtesy photos)

A new group virtually connects VCU student volunteers with local organizations

Jan. 19, 2021

Virtual Volunteer at VCU has paired hundreds of students with more than a dozen Richmond partners, creating a sense of community in a time of distance.

Jon Mirador became interested in the science behind brewing tea during his freshman year at VCU and frequently visits local tea shops. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

RVA My Way: Jon Mirador

Jan. 15, 2021

The city helps the interdisciplinary studies major satisfy his thirst for knowledge — and tea — while the James River provides an escape.

VCU has identified about 2,100 clinical students who qualify for vaccination. (File photo)

VCU moves into next phase of vaccine rollout plan

Jan. 12, 2021

Students in the clinical years of their training, in health programs that are involved in patient care and students in patient-facing environments will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12.

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.