Virginia

Fire destroys Virginia Tech research building

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials say a fire destroyed a research building at Virginia Tech. Media outlets reports it happened at the Prices Fork Research Station on Sunday night. Bob Schubert, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ associate dean for research, says the building housed a variety of projects, including FutureHAUS, a home that … Continue reading

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Education

Virginia Tech president wants to double minority enrollments

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands is calling on the university to double its enrollment of underrepresented minority groups over the next six years. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2fPpaTm) that currently, about 12 percent of Tech’s students are black, Hispanic or of Pacific Islander descent. Sands said during a board of visitors meeting Monday … Continue reading