Campus Life / Education

VCU to study employment of people with disabilities 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2flR5Vx ) that the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund work over the next five years. The grant will be used to conduct four studies examining why business hire or don’t hire people with disabilities. VCU will partner with Bon Secours Virginia Health System for the … Continue reading

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Solar project to coming to Clarke County

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clarke County is getting a new solar project that will generate enough power for thousands of homes. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the Clarke Solar Farm will house 20 megawatts of generating capacity. It’s being developed by Hecate Energy LCC, a Tennessee-based company that owns and operates projects across the country. Preston … Continue reading

A look at drug company spending, influence in Virginia
Science / Technology / U.S. News / Virginia

A look at drug company spending, influence in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia and in states across the country, drugmakers that produce opioids and allied advocacy groups are spending heavily as they work to influence state and federal policies. A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found that drug companies and allied groups spent more than … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Sex assaults on, near VCU campus cause concern for students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are expressing concern about a number of sexual assaults on and around campus the last few weeks. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2d8DXTO ) that VCU police fielded reports about three alleged sexual assaults the first week of classes in late August. Those three incidents occurred around … Continue reading