Category: Community

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VCU’s phased return to campus for university students, faculty and staff

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June 3, 2020 Dear members of the VCU community, As we prepare to return to VCU for our fall semester together, we face two challenges simultaneously. COVID-19 continues its prevalence in our nation and commonwealth, and health experts predict inevitable waves to come. And we have all been horrified and dismayed by recent violence against […]

Statement regarding Richmond protests and VCU’s shared community

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Dear VCU and VCU Health community, For several days, I have watched crowds of people across the nation and here in Richmond express their anger and frustration over distressing, horrific events against African Americans in our country, including the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. […]

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 […]

PACME Awards 2020: Call for nominations

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To the VCU and VCU Health System Communities: Virginia Commonwealth University proudly champions diversity and inclusion as a core value, and engages in initiatives that create and nurture a dynamic and inclusive learning environment in which individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences are embraced, engaged and empowered to drive excellence and […]

MLK Week 2020: Reflections on the fierce urgency of now

When Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous and moving “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington in 1963, he spoke of the fierce urgency of now. “We have … come to this hallowed spot,” he said, “to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.” He spoke of making real “the promises of democracy” […]

Standing in support of LGBTQ+ members of our community

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As the Supreme Court reviews cases debating legal protections for LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in their workplace, I write to affirm VCU’s commitment to its core values and principles of equity, inclusion, and fairness for all people. I stand in support of LGBTQ+ members of our community. We are a diverse university and health system […]