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Virginia Goes Blue

By Bobby McBride, Jonathan White, and Leonard Spencer
VCU InSight

Barack Obama’s historic U.S. Presidential Election victory has resulted in Virginia doing something that they haven’t done in a while: for the first time since 1964, the state of Virginia supported the Democratic Party, anchored by new U.S. President Obama and new state senator Mark Warner.

Before this year, Virginia last supported a Democratic U.S. President in 1964 when they backed Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Last Public Meeting Held for Presidential Search

By Jon White
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — A third and final meeting on November 20th marked the last time the general public will get the chance to meet face-to-face with the officials who will ultimately pick VCU’s next president.

The 17-member presidential search committee is made up of the Board of Visitors, faculty and staff members, and two students. Since its creation in September 2008, shortly after current president Eugene Trani announced his retirement, on-campus Town Hall meetings have been advertised, seeking to gather input from anyone interested in the search.

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Two Students Shot Near Campus

Jon White
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.-Richmond CrimeStoppers is offering up to $11,000 in rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved in wounding Robbie Berriz, 18, and a fellow VCU student during a botched robbery in the early morning hours of September 26th.

Both students were hospitalized after the attack on the corner of Goshen and Broad Street, and reported a struggle with the suspect when the firearm was discharged.

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Circuit City Blows a Fuse

By Jon White,
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — A tough economy and lack of consumer traffic has led the nation’s second largest electronics retail chain—and one of the oldest in Virginia— to file for bankruptcy, close many of its stores, and slash jobs.

Richmond-based Circuit City Inc., one of the area’s largest employers, announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company also announced the closing of more than 150 stores and 6,800 employee lay-offs nationwide.

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Bill Clinton at VCU

By Bobby McBride and Jon White
VCU InSignt

RICHMOND, Va. – Former President Bill Clinton made a visit to VCU’s Student Commons on October 12 to conduct a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama before a crowd of about 4,000.

Presidential nominees visited the state of Virginia because it is a key battleground state in the election.
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