The Virginia Tech Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oration Competition honors King’s legacy by inviting students who love justice, advocacy, and performance to deliver memorized speeches. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the 2019 MLK Oration Competition by Nov. 25.
The impact of Hurricane Katrina on the language and culture of New Orleans informs Carmichael’s research. Her grant will allow her to collect the largest and most diverse linguistic data sample ever assembled in the Big Easy.
During its first 10 years, the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation Symposium has helped produce a 90 percent increase in underrepresented minority students studying in STEM fields and a 174 percent increase in STEM degrees earned.
Last fall, a broad and representative group of 25 Virginia Tech faculty, students, alumni, and community members formed an ad hoc advisory council to consider Virginia Tech’s history in the context of today and the Beyond Boundaries vision as the university prepares for its sesquicentennial.
This organizational change provides greater support, leader sponsorship, and empowerment to the office to more effectively address and resolve campus issues of discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence.
On Monday, the celebration will begin with a presentation by the Drum Group on the Drillfield at 11:30 a.m. The day will end at Squires Student Center with a film screening of the 2006 documentary “Canary Effect.”
The HHMI grant aims to build inclusive educational practices in the sciences and promote institutional change that supports the engagement and success of all students, especially those populations that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in the science disciplines.
Each year, George Washington Carver Assistantships are awarded to students in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, scholarship, and community service.