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Juneteenth event to celebrate Black scientists and engineers

Audra Barnes, Kenneth Young, and Monet Roberts are part of the organizing committee for the Juneteenth Celebration of Black Scientists and Engineers, hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research…

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Juneteenth Scholars Program

In June 2020, in response to the protest movement against police brutality and the efforts to federally recognize the significance of Juneteenth, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at…

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International Student Gratitude Meal 2021

Over 175 international students and family members gathered on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving to celebrate and express gratitude. For many, it was their first time trying roast turkey. In addition…

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Our stories

How the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is in service to humanity through the stories we share, as told by Shaila Mehra, assistant dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.…

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BK Fulton aims to inspire with stories of success

BK Fulton, a Virginia Tech alum, is visiting as part of a new initiative to connect minority students with alumni. The event marks the successful launch of Sankofa, a new initiative introduced by…

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Introducing Virginia Tech's First Sister 2 Sister Exchange Program Participants

When Hamdah Munir and Midhat Urooj came to Virginia Tech from their universities in Pakistan during the summer, the Sister 2 Sister Exchange Program participants knew they wanted to finish their…

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Hutton Program brings budding marine biologists to campus

The Hutton Program, a pilot program partnering with the College of Natural Resources and Environment and the American Fisheries Society, is enlightening high-school students about career…

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D.C. Hokie family stay connected through metro area chapter

Dee Sanae, VT alumni and DC Metro Area Chapter Diversity and Inclusion Director”, shares the benefits of being involved in the D.C. metro area chapter.

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First-Gen Hokies: Elizabeth Owusu '22

Elizabeth Owusu '22 talks about the first-generation identity, the challenges of being the first in her family to go to college, why it's important to find community, and her advice to…

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First-Gen Hokies: Christina Ju '21

Christina Ju '21 tells her story about being a first-generation student, talks about what it means to her and her family to be graduating after three years of hard work, and her advice to…

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Slavery at Rock Spring Plantation

Research historian John Whitfield discusses the lives of the enslaved community at the former Rock Spring Plantation in Patrick County, now known as the Reynolds Homestead.

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Virginia Tech's Layered Histories: Inspiring Dialogue Through Public Art

On April 19, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m., Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity Menah Pratt-Clarke discussed proposed sculptural installations on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus in…

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Soles4Souls shoe drive fights poverty and provides relief

The Graduate School Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion, in coordination with Soles4Souls, is hosting a shoe drive. Gently used/new men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes…

From  Ray Meese 2 likes 241 plays

OIA Conversations on Race: Experiences of Faculty Members From Africa

Faculty members Emmanuel Frimpong, Khaled Hassouna, and Joseph Mukuni explore their perspectives on race and how their experiences with ethnicity and race in Africa shape their experiences and…

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A Message from Vice President of Strategic Affairs Menah Pratt-Clarke

Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President of Strategic Affairs addresses the Virginia Tech community to remember what is important and to embody our Principles of Community.

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Annual Uplifting Black Men Conference offers community and empowerment

On February 15th, 2020, the 5th Annual Uplifting Black Men Conference was hosted by Virginia Tech's Student Success Center and Black Male Excellence Network (BMEN), whose mission is to empower…

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