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Great X-pectations
Find out how a Virginia Tech team of underdogs outplayed every other university in the United States and abroad to build "X," the world’s third-fastest supercomputer--at about one-tenth the price tag of their competitors'.

For the uninitiated: A glimpse into Greek life
Traditional fraternities and sororities have been around, in some form or another, since Tech's inception. See how the early fraternities' nearly century-long fight for university recognition paved the way for the modern-day Greek community.

Getting to the source
For nearly 20 years, journalist Pierre Thomas (communication '84) has covered the U.S. Justice Department, first for The Washington Post, then CNN, and, since late 2000, ABC News. Chances are, you’ve seen one of his reports--now, read about the reporter.

Lending a helping paw--or hoof or claw
Did you know that your pet, whether it's a dog, a cat, a horse, or a bird, might actually be boosting your health? Learn about the many ways pets can help not only their owners, but other humans, too.