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Supporters Rally in Solidarity with Jewish Community

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Hundreds of community members gathered outside the Graduate Life Center on the Virginia Tech campus to support the Jewish community on Monday. Anti-Semitic messages were found on the lawn of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center on March 18. “Don’t look the other way,” Tech President Tim Sands urged attendees. By Stephanie Kapllani, Variety Editor Contact the writer Share this Post Supporters sign a poster in solidarity with the Jewish community at a rally held on Monday evening outside the Graduate Life Center. The rally was in response to an incident of hate speech over the weekend, when leaflets containing …

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Photos: Executive Orders Prompt Henderson Lawn Demonstration

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Students and local residents gathered early this spring in solidarity with those affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. By Greg DiGalbo, Staff Writer Contact the writer Share this Post At the corner of College Avenue and Main Street in downtown Blacksburg you will find Henderson Lawn, a peaceful hillside where students and local residents alike eat lunch, meet up with friends, or just sit down and relax. On the evening of January 30, 2017, however, Henderson Lawn became the gathering place of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators expressing their opinions about Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and …

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President Sands Unveils Multi-million Dollar Future of Virginia Tech

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Share this Post President Timothy Sands delivers the inaugural State of the University Address on Sept. 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech. President Timothy Sands delivers the inaugural State of the University Address on Sept. 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech. In a crowded room inside the Moss Arts Center, students, teachers, families, and alumni alike anxiously awaited the arrival of the president of Virginia Tech. A hush fell over the crowd as he entered—the man with the million-dollar plan, President Timothy Sands. During his first-ever State of the University Address on Friday, Sept. 30, Sands opened by …

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Suspicious email sent to select Virginia Tech email addresses

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Share this Post A photo of the Virginia Tech campus. Photo by Scott Beaubien. A photo of the Virginia Tech campus. Photo by Scott Beaubien. Updates from Wednesday, August 31, 2016: Update, 5:01 p.m.: Chief Brian Cadwell of Michigan Technological University’s Public Safety and Police Services confirmed Wednesday that the threatening email was sent from outside the country. At this time, no further specifics are being released as to avoid jeopardizing the ongoing investigation, Cadwell said. *** Update, 12:32 p.m.: Joelle Ziemian, director of media, marketing and communications at Sweet Briar College, confirmed Wednesday that one faculty or staff member …

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USAS Delivers Letter to President Sands

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Share this Post On April 21, over 40 students marched in Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands’ office to deliver a letter. This letter is one of several sent throughout the semester to President Sands that calls for him to pen a letter to Nike and put them on notice. The multinational shoe and clothing company has come under fire recently for their refusal to allow an independent workers’ rights organization called the Workers’ Rights Consortium to inspect their factories. While Nike’s actions do not necessarily mean they are in violation of any American or International law, the students and members …