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New VT Innovation Center

Virginia Tech Chooses Site Closer to Amazon's New Headquarters for Innovation Campus
"Virginia Tech announced it has a new home for its Northern Virginia Innovation Campus Monday. Tech’s planned Northern Virginia campus is being moved a block to a location steps from a future Metrorail station in Alexandria in what’s now a shopping center," reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo Caption: Conceptual rendering of Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Innovation Campus.
Photo Credit: Virginia Tech


Community college program gives foster youth the tools to succeed

Community College Program Gives Foster Youth the Tools to Succeed
"A growing program initiated more than 10 years ago at Virginia Highlands Community College is in the national spotlight for empowering foster youth to succeed academically," reports the Washington County News.

Photo Caption: Deborah Ledford, coach for Great Expectations at Virginia Highlands Commuity College, is surrounded by Great Expectations students (from left): Travis Ferguson, Katelyn Hatcher, MaKenzie Helton, Robbie Murray, Jennifer Kiethan and Cruz Lyons. (Photo Credit: VHCC/Washington County News)


VT Freshmen Delay Start Due to Overcrowding

Some Incoming Virginia Tech Freshmen Offered Money to Delay Start in Effort to Relieve Enrollment Strain
"Virginia Tech is offering some incoming students money to not attend the university for up to a year — a move that comes in the wake of an over-enrollment crunch. Tech’s over-sized freshman class, which is anticipated to have more than 7,000 students, would strain the infrastructure of the university and town of Blacksburg," reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo Caption: Prospective students and their families on a campus tour last year. (Photo Credit: Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times)


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