August 24, 2012
Newswise details the history of Virginia Tech's Academic Major Learning Communities, the programs themselves, their successes and the introduction of the collaborative inVenTs program.
August 23, 2012
During Virginia Tech's new student move-in, Logan Thomas and members of the Hokie football team offered a helping hand. Thomas stated, "I know they're going to be grateful for it and they do as much for us on game day you know, they're out there cheering us loud so it's just giving back to them for that."
August 12, 2012
The Roanoke Times
Hypatia, the all female, engineering living-learning community at Virginia Tech is being credited with attracting and retaining female engineering students. In the fall of 2011, 20.1 percent of first-year engineering students were female, up from 15.6 percent in the fall of 2005. Junior, Ashley Taylor, says that it gives female students a network of support.
September 20, 2011
The Washington Post
After taking a tour of East Ambler Johnston mid-renovation during his first week at Virginia Tech, Frank Shushok, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, thought the vision was misplaced. To him, a residence hall was "a place where students live so they can learn." With that vision in mind, the plans were revisited.
September 15, 2011
WSLS 10 gives a look into the first residential college on Virginia Tech's campus, the renovated East Ambler Johnston. Virginia Tech history professor, Robert Stephens told WSLS, "This was a chance to educate the whole person rather than just focus on learning in the classroom.
March 30, 2010
The Roanoke Times
Tonia Moxley of The Roanoke Times reports that an expansion of the Greek living community, Oak Lane, could see the number of buildings jump from 13 up to 30. One of the more interested fraternities looking to stake out a plot is Sigma Phi Epsilon. Former Vice President for Student Affairs, Ed Spencer said, "We are interested in building the strength of the Greek community by having more chapters housed on campus…"
August 16, 2007
Four months after the tragedy at Virginia Tech, thousands of new students move into their residence halls. Whitley Johnson, a resident of West Ambler Johnson during the April 16 shootings, begged her mom to return. Her mother, Melanie Johnson recounts what Whitley told her about coming back: "Mom, we don't live in a spirit of fear. I've got to go back and finish what I started."
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