The couple had their engagement photos taken on VCU’s campus. (Courtesy photo)

Ram romances: Fraternity fine wasn’t too high a price to pay for Brandes S.G. Ash and Terrell Matthews

Feb. 12, 2024

Soon marking 20 years since their first ‘official’ encounter, the VCU alums mix loud and quiet to find the right volume together.

Jamarr and Shakeema Daniels, who married in 2014, returned to Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library, where they first met as undergraduate students. (Tom Kojcsich, VCU Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Ram romances: For one VCU couple, everything started with a pencil

Feb. 9, 2024

In 2010, Shakeema and Jamarr Daniels met as students in Cabell Library – and they share a bit of ink to mark the memory.

Kay Coghill’s Ph.D. dissertation explores digital violence and misogynoir, the unique discrimination that Black women experience. (Contributed photo)

Through research and activism, VCU doctoral student explores gender, race, violence and culture – and wins American Society of Criminology award

Feb. 1, 2024

In their studies, in front of a classroom and in digital work, Kay Coghill sheds light on misogynoir and helps survivors of sexual violence.

The new website for the Blackbird literary journal will support more visual art and audio and video projects and help to create space for a conversation between text and visual art.

VCU online literary journal Blackbird launches new website and publishing schedule

Jan. 31, 2024

Digital redesign will highlight writing, visual art and audio/video – with improved search and accessibility – for four issues annually.

Nicholas George said it was rewarding to serve as an expert at a prestigious conference about John Milton “on behalf of all people with disabilities like me.” (Photo by Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Nicholas George felt like a failure as a child, but now he’s an internationally credentialed expert on John Milton

Jan. 8, 2024

George, who has autism and epilepsy, built on his love of reading to earn an M.A. in English at VCU and to join fellow Milton experts from around the world at a conference in Toronto.

Kristen Stewart, a doctoral student at VCU, is exploring how masculinity has been defined through fashion, which sends her down “all kinds of interesting rabbit holes in American history.” (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU doctoral student Kristen Stewart is intrigued by the historical influence of men’s clothing

Dec. 18, 2023

Former curator at the Valentine is exploring masculinity, power and gender bias in clothing from early America.

SJ Sindu teaches in VCU’s MFA in Creative Writing program and has published several books. (Max Schlickenmeyer, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU author SJ Sindu explores isolation and artistry in short story collection ‘The Goth House Experiment’

Oct. 31, 2023

Creative writing professor, who spent more than a decade on the project, offers insight into the process and the intersection of real life and fiction.

A new initiative at VCU called the College-to-Career Blueprint program is working to make career-readiness a part of the conversations students and their professors are having as soon as they set foot on campus. (Getty Images)

Career readiness for students is the goal for VCU’s new College-to-Career Blueprint

Oct. 6, 2023

The program, launched this year in collaboration with nine departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will make career conversations, experiential learning and internships a more seamless part of students’ experience.

Jessica Hendry Nelson, an assistant professor in the English department at VCU, believes "we can be more deliberate about how we grieve." (Contributed photo)

In ‘Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief,’ VCU author Jessica Hendry Nelson tackles loss and growth

Sept. 27, 2023

English professor’s memoir is a series of linked essays that came together over a decade.

Kevin Powers, who has published a book of poetry and three novels, enjoys “the room that fiction gives me to explore.” (Contributed photo)

VCU alum Kevin Powers takes on murder mystery in new book ‘A Line in the Sand’

Sept. 20, 2023

The National Book Award finalist, who earned an English degree in 2008, reflects on his writing journey, the legacy of war and advice for VCU writers.