• Beltway basketball: The other guys

    WTOP\’s Dave Preston round out his NCAA basketball previews with George Washington, George Mason, VCU, Navy, American and Howard.

  • Walmart plans store at Virginia Commonwealth

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Walmart plans to open a store on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus as part of a pilot program. Walmart and the university announced the project Wednesday in a news release. The 4,100-square-foot store is expected to open in late 2014 or early 2015. The store will be Walmart’s fifth under a pilot…

  • VCU study: Do kids eat or trash healthy lunch items?

    You can lead a kid to veggies, fruits and whole grains, but you
    can\’t make a kid eat them. But a Virginia Commonwealth University professor wants to find out how many kids are eating the healthy school lunch options.

  • Premiere college basketball event coming to Annapolis

    Navy will host the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy this November.

  • VCU board OKs financing for art institute

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University’s board has approved short-term financing for construction of a $38 million gallery and performance arts institute. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that the Board of Visitors voted Friday to use a newly established line of credit for the project. Board members were told that the revolving line…

  • VCU certified a ‘crime prevention campus’

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University says it’s the first public institution of higher education in the state certified as a crime prevention campus. The distinction comes from the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board. VCU Police Chef John Venuti accepted the honors on Thursday. To be certified, a college or university must detail crime…

  • Virginia Commonwealth dedicating renamed school

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is dedicating its renamed School of Mass Communications. A ceremony for the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture will be held on Tuesday on the VCU campus in downtown Richmond. The name change honors VCU alumnus and retired television executive Richard T. Robertson, who will speak…

  • VCU medical heart center receives $5M gift

    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center\’s
    Pauley Heart Center has received a $5 million gift
    for recruitment and research.