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University lobbies for Medicaid expansion

February 24, 2014 Executive Editor 0

The VCU and University of Virginia Health Systems could lose a combined $386 million in federal aid between 2017 and 2022 if Virginia legislators don’t expand Medicaid or create a private insurance program in accordance with President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Sanger Hall damages total $6 million

February 17, 2014 Executive Editor 0

The flooding of the third-level basement of Sanger Hall late last year resulted in about $6 million in damages, but because Virginia public institutions are self-insured for damages up to $4 million, VCU’s private insurance company will foot the remainder of the bill.

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Duo developing campus accessibility app

February 11, 2014 Executive Editor 1

A VCU staff member and graduate student are teaming up to create a smartphone app that would allow students, faculty and staff with disabilities to check the accessibility of buildings, parking decks and roads in and around campus.