Linsey Marr’s research on the transport, removal and mitigation of airborne pathogenic viruses became instrumental during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marr is one of 20 people named this week as 2023 MacArthur Fellows.
A Virginia Tech philosophy professor has helped clear up a mistranslation of Newton’s famous First Law of Motion.
Andrew Seibel ceremoniously pardoned the nation’s turkey at the White House last year and he hasn’t stopped moving since. Both his siblings have also held national FFA offices.
Early fall semester estimates indicate that overall, Virginia higher education institutions are seeing their student populations grow, if slowly, after several difficult years.
Sen. Bill Stanley, who chairs the Martinsville-based NCI’s board, said it’s unclear how the relationship with the institute’s current philanthropic foundation will proceed, if at all.
The vote follows years of study and debate in a city that is contending with declining enrollment and aging school buildings that need significant renovations.
Virginia Tech researcher Sujith Vijayan believes brain rhythms can be manipulated with auditory stimulation during sleep to restore the healing quality of sleep for PTSD patients. He’s also probing the connection between sleep and learning.
Only 18 school divisions in Virginia maintained or increased their pass rate for at least one of the five subject areas tested, compared to before the pandemic.
Students in the new Rapid Maroons program who complete at least 21 credit hours with a grade-point average of at least 2.0 at VWCC will be able to transfer to Roanoke College without reapplying.
The board discussed going back to the consulting firm that had proposed several school-closing scenarios and asking it to find more cost savings.