Fifty years ago, VCU’s predecessor, Richmond Professional Institute, endured a reputation as a college for working stiffs, bohemians and funky art students. Still, in this eccentric melting pot of starched business majors and black turtleneck bohemians, administration took student grooming very seriously, with one case nearly reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.
Two rallies will take place in the VCU area in response to the death of an unarmed Michael Brown, shot Saturday by an unnamed Ferguson PD officer.
Virginia political leaders on Tuesday held a debate on the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act in the Academic Learning Commons. State Senator John Edwards, D-Roanoke, and Delegate Robert Marshall, R-Manassas, debated issues relating to House Bill 18, a bill introduced in the General Assembly by Marshall that would have allowed insurance companies to choose not to offer birth control coverage.
Phases I and II of Sanger Hall remain closed for repairs after damage from a water main break caused the building to close on Monday, Nov. 25. University officials announced Sunday morning Hunton Hall and Phase III of Sanger Hall are operational with the exception of level B3 in Sanger Hall.
VCU police reported an armed robbery off campus early this morning on the 400 block of N. Hancock Street. A single victim was robbed by two males at approximately 3:09 a.m., according to police.