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Great Decisions April 5, 2023

Economic Warfare Waging economic warfare consists of a variety of measures from implementing sanctions to fomenting labor strikes. Such tools are utilized by states to hinder their enemies, and in…

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Sampler March 28 , 2023

Liberia Today: Life of a 20-year-old Woman This presentation will look at life in the West African country of Liberia through the creation of a typical 20- year-old woman, Hawa. A day in Hawa’s…

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Sampler March 21 , 2023

The American Civil War From a Postal Perspective When the southern states seceded from the Union in 1861, there was a need to continue postal service in the South. The Confederacy duplicated the…

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Great Decisions March 15, 2023

Iran at a Crossroads As of fall 2022, Iran was in a state of turmoil due to widespread protests against government-enforced wearing of the hijab, a failing economy, an ineffective new president, and…

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Sampler March 14 , 2023

Frederick Douglass: An American Icon Shortly after his escape from slavery, Frederick Douglass connected with the abolitionist movement, becoming one of its most important leaders, writers, and…

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Great Decisions March 8, 2023

Global Famine Fears of global food shortages have followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer. But what about countries and regions…

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Great Decisions March 1, 2023

For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty,…

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Great Decisions February 22, 2023

War Crimes Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have…

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Sampler Feb 21, 2023

US History in 15 Foods From whiskey in the American Revolution to Spam in WWII, food reveals a great deal about the society in which it exists. Selecting 15 foods that represent key moments in the…

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We'll Always Have Paris: Celebrating Casablanca at 80

Although conceived as a standard studio film, Casablanca was quickly recognized as a great romantic film, full of memorable characters and iconic lines, all supported by one of Hollywood’s…

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Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony 2021

This year's ceremony began in War Memorial Chapel. Col. Gregory Lowe, commander of Virginia Tech Air Force ROTC, spoke of honoring our armed service members. The program ended with the laying of…

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Virginia Gov. Northam announces over 100 million dollars in support of higher education financial aid

Governor Ralph Northam visited Virginia Tech's campus, accompanied by Del. Christ Hurst and Sen. John Edwards. The governor announced on the War Memorial Pylons a proposal of $111 million in…

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Tech on Tap: Using Technology to Explore Black History in Civil War Alexandria

Alexandria and its surroundings provided training camps, hospitals, and even burial grounds for thousands of African American Union soldiers during the American Civil War. To help us commemorate…

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Cenotaph Ceremony recognizes alum's ultimate sacrifice

The name of 1st Lt. Gary Lee Miller, etched on the marble cenotaph at the center of War Memorial Court, was unveiled during a Nov. 6 ceremony. Miller died from wounds he received after smothering an…

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Ag Policy & Market Outlook Forum (April 2, 2020)

During this webinar, faculty and researchers from the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics discussed COVID-19 and its anticipated effects on trade and commodity markets; the…

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Six alumni honored with addition to War Memorial Pylons

A ceremony to honor six Virginia Tech alumni was held on Nov. 15, 2019. Family and friends gathered at the War Memorial to pay tribute and reveal the names on the Honor and Ut Prosim Pylons. The…

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