Author: President Rao

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Dear VCU and VCU Health community, As we face uncertainty together in the weeks ahead, it is more important than ever that we continue our commitments to each other and to those we serve. I am proud of the ways we have come together, and want to personally acknowledge your extraordinary efforts in this video message from […]

COVID-19 update: confirmed case

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Dear VCU and VCU Health System Community, We have been informed that a person who attended a program at VCU’s Larrick Center on March 5 and 6 recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reports that the individual, who is not a VCU, VCUHS employee or a student, […]

COVID-19 Spring Semester Changes

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March 11, 2020 Dear VCU and VCU Health community, Because of ongoing and expanding threats related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Virginia Commonwealth University has altered our academic calendar and other university policies to help protect the health, well-being, and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and those in the community we serve. These changes are as […]

Coronavirus update

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To the VCU and VCU Health Community, Concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) understandably grows with the number of confirmed cases across the country, and now in Virginia. We are closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus and its potential impact. Our priority is – as always – the health, wellness and safety of all members of […]

COVID-19 update

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To the VCU and VCU Health Communities, VCU and VCU Health continue to monitor and plan for the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of now, there are no confirmed cases in our community or in Virginia. We remain in close contact with the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Remembering French Moore

I always enjoyed spending time with French Moore Jr. He one of our proudest and most distinguished alumni, and he was kind, brilliant, and compassionate, exactly the kind of person we enjoy spending time with. But more than that, and more to who French was, it reminded me of how deeply and how passionately someone can dedicate themselves to ensuring that others can have a better life, that they can be the very best versions of themselves.