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Mold closes VCU dorm, displacing more than 400 students

Nov. 30, 2021 08:48 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of Virginia Commonwealth University students have been displaced after elevated levels of mold were found in a freshman dormitory. VCU announced last week that Johnson Hall will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, news outlets...

VCU Health’s new tower expand Massey Cancer, join services

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The newest facility in Virginia Commonwealth University Health’s sprawling enterprise is a 17-story, $384 million outpatient tower in downtown Richmond. It opens Dec. 6, consolidates at least seven other buildings’ worth of services into one, and expands the...

VCU Health nurses threaten a walk out, express frustration

Nov. 06, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After they were notified their bonuses would be smaller this year, nurses at Virginia Commonwealth University Health, one of the region’s largest employers, threatened to walk out last week. But the move never materialized. Frustrated with a...

Owner of Chop Suey Books selling the shop and WonTon the cat

Oct. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chop Suey Books, the Carytown bookstore that has been written about by The New York Times and ranked the best bookstore in the state, is being sold by owner Ward Tefft. Tefft has owned the store for nearly 20 years. “The new owners, Berkley and...

11 indicted in fraternity pledge's alcohol poisoning death

Sep. 24, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been charged with hazing in a fraternity pledge's death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, officials said Friday. The eight men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22,...