President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Category results for: VCU

Spring Semester Update

Dear students, faculty and staff, Since the pandemic began last year, one question has guided our decisions: what is best for students, faculty and staff? Throughout, our goal has been to prioritize our community’s health and ensure academic, research and health care work is impacted as minimally as possible. With that in mind, after careful […]

The Pursuit of Justice and Equality

As we recognize challenges, triumphs and leaders during Black History Month, we must remember the important role institutions like VCU and VCU Health have in the pursuit of justice and social, economic and health care equality. This pursuit, coupled with our location in the heart of Richmond, demands that we acknowledge the lasting impact of racism […]

Spring semester changes

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

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 […]

Election Day

To the VCU and VCU Health Community, Election Day is less than a week away. Many of you already have voted, and I encourage those who haven’t to take time between now and then to exercise your right to have your voices heard. As a reminder, Election Day is a university holiday this year, primarily […]

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