Seven years ago, after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, an outpouring of sympathy came to Blacksburg from around the world.
Much of it, in the form of objects: candles, cards, letters, stuffed animals and works of art. Archivists at the university have carefully cataloged and preserved these sacred objects, some of which will be on display for the first time this week.
Forty Virginia high school students will head for college with an extra measure of confidence. They’re winners of a national art competition that awards medals, scholarships and a measure of prestige that could ensure admission to one of this country’s top art schools.
Earlier this week, we told you about the latest survey from the American Association of University Professors – a look at salaries paid to tenured faculty members. That same survey brought discouraging news for associate professors – more senior than assistants but not yet full professors.
Many Virginians go into the military hoping to retain skills that will provide career opportunities once they leave the armed forces. Homeless and jobless rates continue to rise because Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are finding it difficult to get certification or college credits for their training to qualify for civilian jobs. But at least one group studying the issue is developing short-term solutions to this problem.
A Virginia Tech doctoral student’s project to feed low income residents of Roanoke has grown to include elementary schools, students, and teachers.
Tammy Parece’s doctoral project sounded simple enough. She wanted to find the best locations to establish community gardens in Roanoke to help eliminate hunger. The perfect locations must have temperatures cool enough to support a garden.