Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Hosts Southern Film Festival

Sep 14, 2016
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The seventh annual Southern Film Festival begins this week in Richmond. Organized by VCU, the event starts Thursday and runs through Monday.

 

 

Think ‘southern film’ and the first thing that comes to mind might be Gone with the Wind, or similar movies that fall under ‘The Lost Cause’ literary movement.

Africa's Young Leaders At Home in Virginia

Jul 21, 2016
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Virginians may not know it, but for the month of July, the state is hosting a select group of future world leaders.

The Mandela fellowship, started by President Obama, is a prestigious program that brings some of Africa’s best and brightest young leaders to the U.S. This year, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of just four colleges hosting 50 Mandela fellows for six weeks.

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Only 1 in 3 victims of sexual violence end up reporting their assault to authorities. That number is even lower on college campuses where it's 1 in 5.

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This fall, for the first time, more students of color walked into public schools for first grade than white students. But even as this country gets more diverse, many school systems still remain segregated.