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Virginia Tech, by any other name
During its 131 years, the university you know today as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has changed its name four times--no wonder the university can be accused of having an identity crisis. Read about the history of Tech's monikers and the university's modern-day quest to distinguish itself nationwide.

Beyond the headlines: The faces of war
Numerous Hokies served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, many of whom are still stationed overseas and facing ongoing hostilities. Here are the stories of just a few alumni who have seen the war firsthand.

It's business as usual in Blacksburg
Are you a skilled manager, a risk taker, a Hokie with a hankering to start your own business? If so, the leadership of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc., and VT KnowledgeWorks is looking for you.

During a January 2003 US Aid for International Development-funded research visit to Egypt, Tom Wilkinson, director of the Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning [left] and Hud Croasdale, director of Information Technology Strategic Partnerships, showed their institutional loyalty--or perhaps they thought they were solving the ancient riddle of the Sphinx?