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Why I wrote We Are Not Afraid

Homer Hickam's new book, We Are Not Afraid, shows how the people of his hometown of Coalwood, W.Va., lived lives of dignity even during the toughest of times. In his own words, he tells how the book was partially inspired by the events of September 11.

Meeting a 19th century mission with 21st century technology

Virginia Tech employs the latest Internet technologies in its teaching, research, and outreach activities. Learn more about the ways the university is using the information superhighway to meet its 130-year-old, land-grant mission.

Thinking and driving: Hooptie Ride offers safety with style

Concern and cool combine to create this Blacksburg ride service. A far cry from your typical taxi, Hooptie Ride invigorates the students' social scene and encourages responsible behavior at the same time.

Marriages made in Hokie heaven

Hokies who "got hitched" on campus share their wedding day stories with fond remembrance. Join us in reminiscing with these alumni about the ways they incorporated Virginia Tech into their special day.

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Moving toward a clear goal

IBM CIO Phil Thompson says he realized early what it takes to succeed: charting a clear course toward his goals. But despite his focus on his career, this alumnus also finds time to serve the university.