Archiving an outpouring of support
People and organizations around the world extended their condolences to Virginia Tech after the April tragedy by sending the university tens of thousands of letters, banners, crafts, and other items. Now, the university faces the unique and touching task of trying to preserve these treasured expressions of support.
The Graduate Life Center: Preparing the future professoriate/professional
Graduate centers are not uncommon in higher education, but Virginia Tech's new Graduate Life Center has surpassed the first generation of graduate centers by housing under one roof all facets of graduate education.
Hot topic: To the moon!
In 2004, President George W. Bush issued a directive to return humankind to the moon. NASA's resulting plan includes meeting more than 200 mission goals, establishing a moon base by 2025, and mining the moon for fuel. Virginia Tech Magazine consulted a faculty expert to learn why this goal is feasible and just what it will entail.
Vital sign: The new Tech-Carilion medical school
Today, physician shortages affect 30 million people in the United States--10 percent of the population--and unless medical school enrollment increases by 30 percent, that shortage will reach crisis status by 2020. Stepping in to help to solve this problem is the proposed new Virginia Tech-Carilion medical school.
Hokie ace: Tech grad aims for NASCAR
While researching her newest novel, Once Around the Track--the story of an all-female NASCAR team that hires a "pretty-boy" male driver--Sharyn McCrumb '85 learned firsthand about life in the fast lane from Adam Edwards '02, '07, a determined driver trying to make his way into the big league.