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."
‘Rreadily available life-saving technology could have spared him,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal said.
A new education program aims to help local wines compete on a global stage.
The first word from some highly selective schools.
The registry is being used about 2,500 times a month, but its real-time effectiveness is in question.
Among the surprises: Princeton University ranks first in the United States but 13th in the world.
After Hannah Graham’s kidnapping, changes in the routine and a greater focus on safety and counseling.
Police announced a break in the Morgan Harrington case Monday, pushing it back into the spotlight.
Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.
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.
Justices rule that state had no duty to warn students about ‘potential for criminal acts’ by a gunman in 2007.
AFAC finds many near-hungry residents don’t know where to get help.
The Libertarian’s standing in recent polls has to be at least 10% to join, but which surveys count isn’t certain.
Some worry group’s endorsement undermines McAuliffe claim of being pro-business candidate for governor.
The gov. candidate will air a statewide spot during Va. Tech-Alabama game.
When faced with potential for tragedy, school employee Antoinette Tuff persuaded a young man to surrender.
Jeff Trammell cautions that Virginia’s ban on same-sex weddings could lead to departure of gay academics.
The Democratic candidate for governor lacks focus on the campaign trail.
Orice Williams Brown is a finalist for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal.
Five GOP delegates face opponents Tuesday, and one big reason is this year’s transportation tax hike.
Charles Steger oversaw the school’s growth but drew criticism for its response to the 2007 massacre.
After she shouted “Shame on you” from a Senate gallery, Lori Haas was detained by Capitol Police.
Colleges and universities are tightening security around the country for big weekend sporting and other events in the wake of Monday's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Remembrance events include a statewide moment of silence, community picnic, blood drive.
OPINION| Many on the right accused the President of posturing when he met with mothers who lost loved ones to gun violence.The women on the stage and columnist Barbara Reynolds thought otherwise.
Students had the opportunity to safely simulate texting while driving, exposing them to the dangers.
Team 26 rode from Connecticut to Washington to advocate for gun-control legislation.
School resource officers, such as Lou Munoz, are at the center of security discussions after Sandy Hook attack.
The university says the service for Deriek W. Crouse will be held at noon Saturday in the Coliseum Lot.
A Fairfax County family adapts to high-tech dwelling that could change elder care.
The younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick entered his plea Wednesday in Va.
Former Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader says in an open letter that whoever has information should come forward.
ROTC numbers are soaring across the country, and Virginia Tech has its highest enrollment since the 1950s.
Fifty-percent growth in six years is credited to more than just scholarships and job offers.
Republican made big reforms during boom; Democrat led during crises.
The economy empowered Allen to enact an ambitious agenda, but forced Kaine to focus on recovery.
In a packed auditorium at Va.Tech, the Va. Senate candidates blasted each other’s records and plans.
GOP Senate hopeful raises potential defense cuts in largely feel-good ad.
Given the tightness of the Virginia race, Allen and Kaine are expected to play it extremely safe.
A Fairfax County resident has built a 210-square-foot home for her master’s degree.
West Virginia U. students urged not to burn couches, college bars allegedly dying and more.
Prince William County to remember 9/11 victims at event Tuesday; Telegraph Road commuter lot adds 553 parking spaces;Tourism is up in Pr. William, Manassas, Manassas Park.