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VA Tech Job Safety Studies
6:51 am
Wed July 3, 2013

New Construction Site Safety Regulations

Associate Professor Daniel Hindman (right) researches ways to reduce falls in construction.

A construction site accident at Virginia Tech last week, once again highlights the importance of safety measures at commercial construction sites.

Five people suffered non-life threatening injuries, when a hydraulic scaffold collapsed and fell about 25 feet. No word yet on the cause of that accident.

Falls by workers are one of the major causes of fatalities on construction sites. And while there have long been fall prevention regulations for commercial construction, OSHA recently implemented safety requirements for RESIDENTIAL construction as well. 

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Education
5:26 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Mass Exodus from VMI's English Department

Most of the faculty members in Virginia Military Institute’s English Department have resigned over a change in curriculum.  

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Affirmative Action Case
2:56 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Washington & Lee Law Professor Weighs in on Supreme Court Decision

Ann MacLean Massie, Washington & Lee University Law Professor
Credit W&L

Ann Massie, professor of law at Washington and Lee University, explains the Supreme Court decision in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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Education
1:29 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Helping Those Over 50 Get a College Education

Virginia Western Community College is one of 36 new colleges taking part in a national effort to train 10 thousand baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education, and social services. 

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Federal Interest Rate on Loans
5:32 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

College Students & Loan Debt

On average, college graduates rack up more than $26,000 in student loan debt by the time they’re out of school, and if Congress fails to act, the federal interest rate on those loans will double July 1st.

To try and get their message across to lawmakers, Virginia Young Democrats and student leaders from Old Dominion University and George Mason University are asking Congressmen Frank Wolf and Scott Rigell to stop the rate hike from happening. 

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