University of Virginia has received a multi million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond first received the same grant a year ago, paving the way for more medical research in Virginia. 


The black face scandal hasn’t hurt Governor Ralph Northam’s job approval, according to a recent poll.

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Fentanyl is a deadly part of the opioid crisis.  The synthetic drug can be up to 100-times more potent than morphine. Now researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond have not only tested a promising vaccine, but they’ve also developed a method to test other new treatments.

Are colleges and universities in Virginia equitable? Or should the federal government be doing more to achieve racial and income equity?



Students at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond will have the opportunity next year to pursue a new minor in LGBT+ and Queer Studies.




Women studies or gender studies is common at universities across the state - but the ability to minor specifically in LGBT studies is rare. The minor at VCU will include courses like Queer Literature, Narratives of Asian American Sexualities, and Trans Theory and Activism.