July 14, 2021
Welcome to the new VCU News
The redesigned news website provides a modern look for a site with an old-school mission — to tell the stories of the remarkable people at VCU and their impact on the world around us.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But words are pretty valuable too. A website devoted to storytelling really needs to make the most of both, and VCU News has redesigned its website with that in mind. Images are bigger and bolder; text is larger and easier to read. There’s less clutter to distract you from the story. This is true whether you view the site on your computer or your phone, which is especially important considering that more than half of visits to VCU News take place on mobile devices.
Other changes include a new site navigation in which stories are organized by topic (such as “health & medicine” and “arts & culture”), an events listing on the homepage, and tags at the end of stories (note that the tag library is still under construction) allowing you to find similar stories on topics of interest at a more granular level.
VCU News, the central news platform for the university, had its last overhaul in 2013. In recent years, the site has published 500-600 new stories per year covering everything from research breakthroughs to campus life to students making an impact. The archive on the new site continues to provide access to stories as far back as 1999. A staff listing, as well as guidelines for the media, can be found on the “Contact us” page.
While the look and organization of the site has changed, the goal remains the same — to tell engaging, impactful stories about the people who make up the VCU community, the remarkable things they do, and the lives they touch and make better in the process.
We invite you to take a look around, browse a few stories and maybe find a bit of inspiration or learn something new. There’s a lot to keep up with at one of the nation’s leading public, urban research universities. Thanks for visiting.
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