It’s been a month since 20-year-old Grace Mann was murdered in her Fredericksburg home. The University of Mary Washington student had been active with a group called Feminists United, which had been the target of threatening posts online. Now, a national group has filed a complaint with the federal government – charging the school did too little to protect women on campus.
Sometimes it seems like so many new discoveries are being made, that it’s hard to keep up with all the new knowledge coming at us each day. Well, you have researchers to thank for that. People, who get curious about something, then make a plan to find out more.
In South Sudan, there’s a saying: When Elephants fight, the grass gets trampled. More than fifty years of war has kept the young nation from finding its own footing. But an effort by Virginia Tech aims to plant seeds of change there.
South Sudan won independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011. Much more than the grass was trampled and aid groups came in to help rebuild the region. But lasting change depends on the ability of local people to solve local problems and that means training teachers.