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VCU hires LGBTQ coordinator

February 3, 2014 Executive Editor 0

VCU hired the school’s first permanent representative of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) this semester because of the collaborative efforts of Student Equality and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

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The art of grieving

December 2, 2013 Executive Editor 0

My colleague, Daniel E. Perdue, an assistant professor in the Religious Studies Program (Buddhist Studies) died on Nov. 18 and was buried on Nov. 23. He had been ill for longer than a year, finally succumbing to pancreatic cancer, in spite of radical surgery (Whipple procedure), radiation, chemotherapy, acupuncture, and a host of “natural” remedies.