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Lance Collins, Virginia Tech

Boeing commits $50 million for new Virginia Tech campus

"Boeing is giving Virginia Tech $50 million for financial aid and other measures to build and diversify the graduate technology campus the public university is developing in Northern Virginia. Announced Tuesday, the multiyear donation from the aerospace giant and defense contractor will be the largest corporate gift to the university based in Blacksburg and will match Virginia Tech’s largest gift ever. It reflects the interest companies are showing in an educational project in Alexandria near the site of the new Amazon headquarters," reports The Washington Post.

Photo: Lance R. Collins, vice president and executive director of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, inside a campus headquarters space. (Judy Davis/©Judy Davis Photography, LLC/SmithGroup)


Dr. Virma Rivas

Virginia colleges can require COVID vaccines, attorney general says

"Virginia’s public colleges have the authority to require COVID-19 vaccines among their students, Attorney General Mark Herring said Monday, the latest development in a nationwide trend in higher education toward mandating shots. In an official opinion, Herring said colleges 'may condition in-person attendance on receipt of an approved COVID-19 vaccine during this time of pandemic,'” reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: In this April 23, 2021, file photo, a health care worker inoculates Dr. Virma Rivas. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez, File)


Students outside at UVA

Report: Black and Latino people make up 34% of Va.’s college age population, but 10% of some of the state’s biggest universities

"While Black and Latino residents make up 34% of the college-age population in the state, far fewer are enrolled in Virginia’s colleges, according to a report published last week by a Washington-based think tank. Only three public universities in the state enroll Black and Latino students at a rate equal to the state population: Norfolk State University, Virginia State University and Old Dominion University. Norfolk State and VSU are historically Black universities," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: Black and Latino students make up just 13% of UVA’s undergraduate total, according to 2016-18 admission figures. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress)

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