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What’s driving evictions in Richmond?

Richmond has the second-highest eviction rate in the United States, and five of the top 10 cities in the country with the highest eviction rates are in Virginia, according to an analysis of millions of eviction court cases by the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

Jean Giddens, Ph.D.

VCU School of Nursing dean elected to national nursing association board

Jean Giddens, Ph.D., professor and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was elected to serve a two-year term as a board member at-large of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The 11-member board of directors serves as the governing body for AACN.

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Who needs Cupid when you’ve got VCU?

Countless relationships are formed at Virginia Commonwealth University — friendships, mentorships, professional partnerships, academic collaborations and, of course, romantic connections, some of which last a lifetime. Below we share the love stories of couples whose relationships were formed or strengthened with help from VCU.

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How lasers might help solve sex crimes

When potential DNA evidence — say, from a sexual assault case — is submitted to a forensic lab for analysis, the scientists are often faced with the time-consuming challenge of sorting out which DNA profile came from the victim and which came from the criminal.

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Measles outbreaks are back

In 2000, the United States declared that measles had been eliminated from the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that means measles is no longer endemic — or constantly present — and there has been no continuous disease transmission for 12 months or more.

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$1.75M gift to fund VCU School of Education scholarships

Elise Blankenship, Ed.D., a retired associate professor in the VCU School of Education, recently pledged a $1.75 million estate gift to provide scholarships for full-time upper-level and graduate students in the school. The gift is the largest single donation in the history of the School of Education.

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Putting their degrees to work

For many, graduation brings a thrill of both excitement and fear. It’s the moment of leaving campus and setting out into the unknown.

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