For some kids, this summer was all about relaxing and having fun, but for 165 students from Virginia high schools, it was a time for some hard mental work.
They gave up their cell phones, laptops and iPads to take part in the annual Language Academy at Washington and Lee – hearing and speaking only French, Spanish or German and – through that language – learning one more language.
As the saying goes, it takes money to make money. But where does that leave the four billion people around the world who live below the poverty line?
A Virginia Tech Professor is tackling that problem from a new perspective.
Most people have heard the term ‘micro finance.’ Cooperatives lend small amounts of money to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The concept began in developing nations to help women start their own businesses. Experts say poor people who receive these loans repay them at the astounding rate 99.7%.
An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia. It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.
There’s been hot debate over the question of whether guns belong on today’s college campus, but scholars at Washington & Lee University have made a surprising discovery. It seems firearms were very common at school in the 1700s and 1800s.
That detail and other aspects of student life have emerged from a university construction site where archaeologists have found thousands of artifacts.
A hunger relief program at Washington & Lee University has garnered the attention of Governor McDonnell for contributing to the life and welfare of low-income rural residents in Rockbridge County. Volunteers at the Campus Kitchen Project put the saying “Waste not, want not” to good use.