Category: News

Spring semester changes

VCU

Dear VCU students, faculty and staff, We are looking forward to welcoming you back for spring semester 2021.  At the same time, our nation and region continue to face the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the third and most virulent surge of the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 infection rate is […]

Staying safe and vigilant in troubled times

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Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, Today’s events in Washington, D.C., stand in stark contrast to the core values of our democracy and are shocking. Violence is not free speech and is never an acceptable option toward resolving difference, political or otherwise. I ask the VCU community — especially those spending the break in and […]

Fiscal update

Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, We’d like to update you on the fiscal status of the VCU enterprise, particularly related to our recent reports to the VCU and VCU Health system boards last week and resulting media coverage. Clearly, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on VCU, as it has with other universities, health […]

Leadership announcement

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Dear VCU Community, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Hackett has informed me of her plan to retire at the end of the academic year, June 30, 2021. Provost Hackett will have served more than six years at VCU at the time of her retirement with many notable and important mission centered […]

Removing Confederate Symbols at VCU

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Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors voted today to remove racist and divisive symbols honoring the Confederacy from both campuses. This work will begin in earnest. Their decision came after more than three years of study, review, and reflection led by the university’s Vice President for Diversity and […]

Returning to campus this fall

VCU

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 […]