Election Day

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August 10, 2020 Dear VCU community, As our nation prepares for the upcoming presidential, congressional, and state and local elections, I am pleased to announce that VCU will take Nov. 3 as a holiday in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. This holiday will give all of us the unbridled chance to have our voices […]

Our Health, Safety, and Well-Being

Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, This has been a summer unlike any other. We have seen unparalleled support for each other and our community, including remarkable calls to action that have reshaped our educational and health-care experiences and the human experience beyond us. We have seen peaceful demonstrations against racism and injustice, providing brave […]

Art Kellermann, M.D. named Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System

July 29, 2020 Dear VCU and VCU Health community, After a months-long national search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Art Kellermann, M.D., as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System, beginning Oct. 1.  Dr. Kellermann is one of our nation’s top medical researchers and scholars and an […]

Violent demonstrations

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To the University and VCU Health Communities, It is heartbreaking to see extensive damage at our Monroe Park Campus following a violent demonstration overnight in Richmond. About 80 windows were broken in a dozen buildings along with site furnishings dragged onto the street and damaged and numerous buildings tagged with graffiti. Damage is being assessed […]

Returning to campus this fall

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Dear University Community, As we approach a fall semester that will be extraordinary in both practice and possibility, I write with important details about what we will experience together. Our in-person return continues now in phases as we prepare for classes to begin on our Monroe Park Campus on Aug. 17. Some of these classes will be […]

Our Commitment to International Students

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July 8, 2020 Dear VCU community, As we move into a new educational experience together, we are deeply troubled by this week’s announcement of new federal regulations restricting international students from pursuing their degrees online this fall while they are in the United States. In a nation fighting Covid-19, it is ill-timed. In a nation […]