Monthly Archives: January 2010

New Gov. McDonnell Vows to Create Jobs

By Rich Griset and Brittany Daniels
VCU Capital News Service

RICHMOND, Va. – On an unseasonably warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, Robert F. McDonnell was sworn in as Virginia’s 71st governor.

Thousands descended upon Virginia’s capital to witness McDonnell, Lt. Governor William Bolling and Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli take their oaths of office.

“I kept my first promise – I said that it would be warm and sunny on my inauguration day,” McDonnell said.

Colonial Williamsburg Fife & Drum Corps

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Virginians Assemble to Watch Ceremony, Parade

By Joanna Moreno
VCU Capital News Service

RICHMOND, Va. – Lou McClellan said he loves Virginia – and that’s why he came to Bob McDonnell’s inauguration as the commonwealth’s 71st governor.

“I think he will unite the state and bring us all together from things that had separated us in the past,” said McClellan, a Richmond resident and longtime Republican.

He was one of thousands of people who converged on the Virginia Capitol on Saturday to see the inauguration.

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Gov. Kaine Delivers Final Address

By Nicole Fisher
VCU Capital News Service

RICHMOND, Va. – Tim Kaine was still smiling. In his final State of the Commonwealth address to the General Assembly on Wednesday, he said he was smiling because there is no higher honor than to serve as governor of Virginia.

In his farewell speech, Kaine listed achievements ranging from education to business.

“The Virginia economy today is one of the nation’s most vibrant. We are in the top 10 states in median income and have one of the 10 lowest unemployment rates in the country,” he said. Continue reading

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VCU Celebrates Home Of Va. Women’s Suffragette Movement

By Tim Bajkiewicz
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–About 100 marchers helped rename a building on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in mid-November and reaffirmed the legacy of the struggle for women to vote in Virginia and the United States.

The march began at the James Branch Cabell Library on VCU’s Monroe Park campus and ended at 919 W. Franklin St., the former home of Anne Clay Crenshaw. That same day in 1909–November 18–she and 18 other women created the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, which later became the League of Women Voters of Virginia.

“Well, I’m thrilled because I think it’s important that we remember our history. And that’s one of the reasons I brought my daughter today,” said Dr. Catherine Ingrassia, executive associate dean for research and graduate affairs, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.

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