Dr. Timothy Sands has been officially installed as the 16th president of the University.
The former provost and acting president of Purdue, in Indiana, Sands got his Ph.D. from Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering. Since he arrived in Virginia this past summer, he’s been talking with everyone from students and faculty to political leaders.
The new president of Tech had been living the motto of the university, even before he ever knew the phrase that defines it, “Ut Prosim, “That I may serve.”
Many teachers, parents, and policymakers have agreed that the state's Standards of Learning have forced classroom instruction to be geared toward test-taking, rather than developing more comprehensive learning skills. But as the SOLs are being revised, some are concerned that Social Studies-and ultimately the lessons that teach children civic engagement-are being minimized too much.
A showing of the space adventure movie, Guardians of the Galaxy in Blacksburg will be “Autism Friendly.”
Lights in the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg will be low but not off and so will the sound. There’ll be no trailers before the show starts and patrons are allowed to bring their own food. Standing up or moving around the theater while the movie is on will also be allowed; A comfortable atmosphere not only for people with Autism.