On the POLI horizon: New events for 2018-19

August 16, 2018

MLK Day of Service with POLI, VCU POLI Alumni Weekend, and more!

Spring 2018 Newsletter

April 12, 2018

Your Political Science Spring 2018 Newsletter is now online!

Stories include:

Political Science Welcomes New Chair
Association for Ethnic Studies Conference
Black History in the Making Awardees
Student Spotlights

Political Science Spring 2018 Newsletter

Student editors publish Volume 3 of The Ramerican Political Science Review

October 17, 2018

The Department of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University is proud to present Volume 3 of The Ramerican Political Science Review. This journal presents some of the best undergraduate work produced by students during the 2017-18 academic year.

Student spotlight: Maryum Elnasseh

October 15, 2018

Maryum Elnasseh was an inaugural recipient of the Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund scholarship, allowing her to travel to Prague, Czech Republic on an intensive journalism study abroad program.

Student Spotlight: Innovation in China

August 16, 2018

Three VCU Political Science students were awarded scholarships through the Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund. Baldacci, a VCU POLI alumni himself, cited students as “any university’s most important asset” and noted he and his wife Michelle were looking “forward to helping VCU students in achieving their full potential.”

Faculty spotlight: Chris Saladino researches the local "craft" economy

October 17, 2018

When Professor Chris Saladino took a day trip to RM Felts Packing Co. to pick up some “amazing” ham and bacon in Ivor, Va. a few years back, he had no idea it would lead to a series of conference presentations, news interviews and a possible book chapter. But so far that’s exactly what has happened.

Where in the world?: POLI faculty trot the globe

October 15, 2018

Our Political Science faculty have been busy this year! Check out this feature that illustrates all the cool places they’ve been and why they were there.

Keena says N.C. gerrymandering ruling could impact upcoming House elections

August 28, 2018

On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina held that a 2016 congressional district plan passed by the North Carolina legislature constitutes an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander in violation of the First and 14th amendments, noting that “the Constitution does not allow elected officials to enact laws that distort the marketplace of political ideas so as to intentionally favor certain political beliefs, parties, or candidates and disfavor others.” The court ordered that new maps be drawn for the upcoming November elections.