New Graduate Student Orientation Begins
Students new to VCU’s graduate programs have the opportunity to get oriented with the program. The event takes place at the Singleton Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Charlottesville Mayor Set to Make Major Announcement at Lee Statue
Mark Signer, the mayor of Charlottesville, is slated to make a major announcement at 12 p.m. about the Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue. There is not yet any information about what that statement will be.
Richmond Councilman Seeks to Remove Confederate Monuments
Representative for Richmond’s 9th District, Michael Jones, announced plans Thursday to seek removal of Confederate monuments within the city. Jones plans to introduce legislation at the council’s September 11 meeting, and cited Baltimore and New Orleans as examples of how to quickly remove statues.
Third White House Panel Dissolved Over Trump-Charlottesville Scandal
Following Trump’s belated condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK, yet another White House Panel has folded. The advisory council on infrastructure is the third panel to dissolve following mass resignations by executives.
SZA Performance Rescheduled
Up and coming R&B darling SZA postponed her Richmond date from Wednesday, August 16th to Monday, August 21st. The singer did not reveal the cause of the changed date, which will kick off her nationwide tour.
Written by Tyler Hammel
WVCW is submitting some audio for the 2016 College Media Associates Pinnacle Awards. Here’s the breakdown of what we’ve submitted and the audio.
Men’s Basketball Play-By-Play:
From WVCW’s award-winning Sports Department comes our coverage of the VCU’s Men’s Basketball game against Oregon State in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. WVCW brings sports entertainment to the greater VCU community through broadcasts of our Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Baseball teams.
Interview with John Guzlowski:
Mikaela Reinard, WVCW Programming Director and
Reporter, interviews John Guzlowski, a Polish- American and the son of two WWII concentration camp survivors, on his life growing up in an environment plagued with the consequences inflicted on victims of vicious hate and war. Guzlowski was born in a refugee camp shortly after concentration camps were liberated and at a young age, his family relocated to the United States. Ultimately, Guzlowski became a writer shedding light on the stories of his parents, as they took on the daunting task to survive one of the most gruesome moments to ever find its way into the pages of history.
Election Coverage from Super Tuesday:
The single largest news event in nearly 15 years at WVCW! Nerd March Madness brought live coverage of the Super Tuesday Primaries to the VCU community, providing up-to-the-minute poll results and featuring panelists from the VCU Political Science Department. Hosted by Jon Carpenter and Jacob McFadden, this was not one to miss.