In response to a more than $880 million budget shortfall at the state level, VCU has begun immediately rolling out a new budget model lead by a steering committee selected by President Michael Rao.
The international higher education community, especially China, has potentially offered VCU the alternative revenue streams the university has been searching for.
While a partisan stalemate over Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15 trickled along in Richmond this spring, a much more straightforward trend washed over the whole state of Virginia: tuition and fees for state-sponsored institutions increased across the board.
Students waited in long lines to get into this semester’s Midnight Breakfast buffet in Shafer Dining Hall on Monday night. The Student Government Association sponsored the event, which celebrates the end of the semester with unlimited free pancakes, eggs, bacon, smoothies and more.
Students may have an option to improve their undergraduate academic resumes and VCU’s standing as a sustainable urban campus with a new 18-credit certificate in sustainability.