Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, founded in 1872, is a public land-grant institution in Blacksburg, on a plateau alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains. Virginia Tech is known for engineering, architecture, business and other academic programs that give the school regional and national stature. It cultivates an entrepreneurial reputation and is a center of high-tech research. Teams in football and other sports inspire the "Hokie Nation."
The county has 1,300 video cameras monitoring school buildings.
Through online courses and mentorship, new farmers receive guidance, plus a reality check.
Federal data show some schools with high totals of reported incidents on campus, others with few or none.
Changes are coming atop several colleges and universities in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Timothy D. Sands, expert in materials science and engineering, becomes university president on June 1.
Retiring head of university in Blacksburg earned more than $830,000 in 2013, 12th in the nation.
Colleges and labor leaders debate whether student-athletes on scholarship are employees.
University pays federal fine of $32,500 for not alerting campus during 2007 mass shooting.
The largest public university in Virginia plans to grow international enrollment 50 percent in five years.
Police identified the victim as Samanata Shrestha, 21; two were charged in connection with her death.
A Va. Tech victim’s father and an unbending gun-rights supporter spar over what it means to be safe.
Howard joins several local colleges on national list of those that provide the most volunteers for the corps.
The public flagship is known for generous aid, but has a small share of students in economic need.
Rep. Rob Wittman hosts monthly office hours in Woodbridge; NOVA partners with Virginia Tech.
Wariness descends in Alexandria after a beloved music teacher is killed by unknown assailant.
Officials find policies on campus threat warnings to be inconsistent in a case related to the 2007 massacre.
Facing challenges of transition to college, many freshmen athletes also deal with being ‘back on the bottom.’
Timothy D. Sands, an engineering professor, will become Virginia Tech’s president in June.
Va. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell also calls for separate review of state and local mental-health programs.
McAuliffe more openly embraces gun-control positions than previous Democratic candidates have.