Virginia Commonwealth University announced Gail Hackett as the new provost and vice president of academic affairs today in an email sent by university President Michael Rao.
This year at the polls, you can expect to be asked for ID, because Virginia’s new voter law is in effect. This legislation was enacted to prevent voter fraud. However, there is little evidence that proves voter fraud is an actual problem — voter impersonation is almost nonexistent. The new requirement may prevent the elderly, lower-income or minority populations from voter eligibility.
While VCU continues the search for a new provost and vice provost, the recently vacated position of Honors College dean was filled this summer.
On Aug. 25, VCU’s Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin announced plans for a new academic space to be built for all student-athletes. The announcements comes after student-athletes posted the highest Academic Progress Rate (982) in school history.