The infrastructure in this country is a source of concern, as many aging roads and bridges need repair. A construction specialist at Virginia Tech is studying a seven hundred year old road in South America to see what modern engineers can learn about building roads that last.
The Inca Road runs from Ecuador to Chile; through rainforests, deserts, and over mountains. In some places it’s just a path through the woods, like you might see on the Appalachian Trail. In other places, feats of Inca engineering stand as testaments to their knowledge of construction.
It’s been nearly three years since the federal government issued legal guidelines for universities facing an epidemic of sexual misconduct on campus. This week, the of Virginia hosts the first conference of its kind – a two-day program for college presidents and other administrators struggling to understand and manage students in the age of hooking up.
Football season may be over for the players, but for some people, it’s never over. That’s what it’s like for the teams that keep the living outdoor sports fields looking good. Real grass takes real work to maintain; Especially when the turf has to look good on TV.
Even in the off-season, Hokie special teams practice kicks at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium so the field has to be ready. The work of keeping the living playing field ready for it’s close up is a never-ending pursuit.