Book Collecting Contest Winners Honored

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Book Collecting Contest Winners Honored

The Department of English’s inaugural Book Collecting Contest presented awards May 3 to two recipients. The contest recognizes VCU students who have developed a  thoughtful and purposeful collection of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. Honorees submitted a proposal that explained their collections. A panel of judges evaluated the concept, scope and rationale. The winner […]

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Chinese Language Program Facilitates International Friendship

Two women taught each other their native languages, introduced each other to their cultures, and became friends in the process, all while living on opposite sides of the world. Morgan Jacobs and Shi Wei first met through VCU’s Teletandem program, an online language exchange program which pairs foreign language students with native speakers in other […]

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Mentoring LatinX Students in the College

Hispanic/Latino Student Advocacy and Mentoring Team: Helping to Jump the Hurdles to College Success Hispanics and Latinos are the second-fastest growing portion of our national population, according to the U.S. census. As their population continues to grow, Hispanic and Latino enrollment in higher education has risen at least 180% since 1999. However, they continue to […]

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Students Make Black History

The Department of African American Studies honors exemplary African American students across the university every year for their academic excellence and community engagement with the Black History in the Making Award. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, this award is organized by the Department of African American Studies, and recipients are nominated by their […]

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Race, Racism, and Identity in the Era of Trump

Tuesday, April 24 2 PM FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE TO WAKANDA: Race, Racism, and Identity in the Era of Trump presented by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University. View the event flyer. This lecture is free and open to the public. It is organized by the Alexandrian […]

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The Road to Royalty

VCU’s Reigning Homecoming Queen and King both have majors in the College. VCU Homecoming King Dean Lee and Queen Bethani Glover-Greaves both wear the crown, but the pair took two very different paths to earn it. As former president of the Interfraternity Council and Resident Assistant for the past three years, Lee, a biology major […]

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Myrl Beam Discusses the Impact of Nonprofits on LGBT Activism

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, who specializes in sexuality, social movements, political economy, race and critical theory. His research focuses on the impact of the non-profit system on queer activism, and his new book on the subject, Gay, Inc: The Non-Profitization of Queer Politics, will be published […]

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GroupMODA Promotes Diversity in Fashion

“Anybody can be a model. Literally anybody,” said Phillip Volcy, a mass communications major and model for Group MODA. As VCU’s oldest fashion organization and modeling troupe, Group MODA has worked to embody and promote diversity in fashion for over 20 years. “We take on people who aren’t traditionally accepted into the modeling industry. So […]

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Black History in the Making Awards 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the Department of African American Studies hosted its annual Black History in the Making award ceremony, honoring 46 students from departments and programs across VCU. The Black History in the Making award was founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, then the coordinator of the African American Studies program. The award […]

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Student Spotlight: Marcella Torres

Marcella Torres is both a mathematician and a competitive bodybuilder. She is determined to prove the traditional practices of both the athletic and academic communities wrong by demonstrating the benefits of a plant-based vegan lifestyle. Torres, who is working towards her Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis at VCU, studies the effect of nutrition and […]

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