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Richmond to Ferguson: A Meditation on Solidarity and Being an Ally

Bayan Atari | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Bayan Atari

We are angry, energized, and eager for change, but if we allow ourselves to be deluded by romanticized illusions of togetherness and a lack of seriousness in our intentions, then we will not get much done.

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

Pep Band Nails 'Wrecking Ball' And Throws Up A Space Kitten Banner

Posted 01.23.2014 | College

What better way to pump up the university basketball team than with a rendition of "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus and a giant space kitten to go with ...

What Is the Class of 2017 Reading?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

While many recent high school graduates, myself included, are spending their respective summers pursuing a variety of activities, many of them have one thing in common -- required reading.

Virginia Commonwealth University's Creative Atmosphere and Campus Style

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.04.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

VCU is known for having one of the largest, most diverse student populations in the state of Virginia. You'll spot all kinds of styles while roaming the streets of campus

PHOTOS: Conjoined Twins Undergo First-Of-Its-Kind Surgery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

Doctors in Virginia made science history on Monday when they successfully completed a first-of-its-kind surgical procedure to separate six-month-old c...

VCU Routs Akron

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- VCU was at its best, pressing, running – and winning with ease. The fifth-seeded Rams set an NCAA tournament record that...

The Best Art Schools

Posted 06.01.2012 | College

Which school is ranked as the best college to earn a Masters of Fine Arts? According to US News & World Report, it's Yale University. But there are...

1 In 3 Young Adults With Autism Have Few Job Prospects, Study Finds

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO (AP) — One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school gr...

WATCH: Daily Show Talks To Virginia's Enthusiastic Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.08.2012 | Comedy

As of February 2012, Obama's popularity poll ratings with America's youth were 28% lower than they were heading into the 2008 election. Since he's ...

Shaka Smart Turns Down Illinois Job Offer

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart on Wednesday ended speculation that he might take the open job at Illinois ...

VCU Returning To Dance

AP | By HANK KURZ Jr. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Sports

RICHMOND, Va. -- Darius Theus had a career-high 16 points and five steals and Troy Daniels made four huge free throws in the final 19 seconds, allowin...

WATCH: College Student Goes Missing In New York

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night in Virginia for a college student gone missing in Manhattan. No one has heard from Ian Burnet, 22, ...

Butler Is Back

AP | By NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 06.02.2011 | Sports

HOUSTON -- The lovable underdog label is long gone. Now Butler is determined to drop that "first loser" tag, too. Shelvin Mack scored 24 points and Z...

Final Four 2011 LIVE UPDATES

Posted 06.02.2011 | Sports

Only four teams remain in the NCAA tournament and after tonight, the championship game will be set. Butler and VCU kick off the Final Four games Satur...

FINAL FOUR: Which Team Will Win It All?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Sports

The Final Four is set and it's time to vote on which team you think will win the whole thing. Unfortunately for President Obama, Zero No. 1 seeds made...

WATCH: VCU Fans Celebrate Final Four Berth

AP/The Huffington Post | By HANK KURZ JR. | Posted 05.28.2011 | Sports

RICHMOND, Va. -- A day of excitement, celebration and delirium wasn't quite enough for VCU basketball fans, who turned out late Sunday night to welcom...

SHOCKING UPSET: No More No. 1 Seeds

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.27.2011 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO — Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four. Two weeks ago, the 11th-seeded Rams so doubted they would ge...

VCU Defeats Florida State 72-71

AP | By JAIME ARON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO -- Bradford Burgess made a layup off an inbounds pass with 7.1 seconds left and Rob Brandenburg blocked a shot at the buzzer, giving Virgi...

March Madness Continues With Another Stunning Upset

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO — Oh yeah, VCU belongs in the NCAA tournament. The real question now: Who can stop the Rams? Fresh, fast, furious and at times flawless...

Another 6 Seed Goes Down

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO — Brandon Rozzell led four players in double figures and VCU made 12 3-pointers to stun Georgetown with a 74-56 win that showed any rema...