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Virginia Commonwealth University. Office of University Relations/Publications

Volume/Issue Number

v.8A:no.3 (1979:Mar. 20)



Title Publication Dates

Vol. 1 (May 1972)-v.17,no.2 (Aug. 24, 1988)


VCU Today, the University’s first official administrative organ, began as a somewhat irregular monthly publication but moved to a bi-weekly newspaper format in the 1980s. The newspaper changed its name to VCU Voice in 1988 and ten years later it appeared under the title UniverCity News. As it neared the end of its run as a physical newspaper, the publication became simply VCU News. These four publications were essentially the same periodical published under different titles by the Office of University Relations. VCU News appeared online for the first time in 2002.


Special issues for parents published [1977-1979]. Issues were undated but numbered vol. 7A, 8A, 9A corresponding to the regular volume numbering for the student paper.


Students. Look at them. They're different. Real different. The present generation's predecessors gathered in malt shops and danced at sock hops. Then there were protest rallies and sit-ins. But now the terms conservative and liberal have new meaning. Or no meaning at all. VCU students are, according to a study on voting trends, middle of the road. Middle America may now be found among leftist art students and straight-thinking future physicians. Left and right have finally merged, right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A. But students still can't escape a daily dose of liberalism. VCU students may be moderate but their faculty mentors are old order flaming liberals. Still fighting political wars and social issues, they hang onto a cause like it was a funded grant. But students can somehow comprehend the reality of double-digit inflation and 8 percent unemployment while ignoring the theology of liberalism-the ultimate philosophy of politics. But then, they aren't on a university's faculty, which guarantees the freedom to be a liberal. So the political scientists tell us. The next time you hear of VCU's hippies, ask if they have tenure.

Corporate Name Subject

Virginia Commonwealth University -- Newspapers

Geographic Subject

Richmond (Va.) -- Newspapers


Richmond (Va.)



Local Genre

newspaper; university publication; text



Original Item Medium


Digital Format





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Original text: VCU today, v.8A:no.3 (1979:Mar. 20), Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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