Prior to COVID-19, Virginia Tech librarian Ana Corral and University of Virginia librarian Hanni Nabahe had met through the Research Interest Match, a resource that connects early career librarians and residents.
For Walter Lee, an aspiration to "uncover information that will better inform university efforts to support undergraduate engineering students, particularly students of color," led to his pursuit of a five-year project aiming to contribute to a deeper understanding of how marginalized students navigate undergraduate engineering programs.
One of Johnson's first initiatives will be to work with the college’s Diversity Committee, department chairs, and faculty and student organizations in order to draft action-focused diversity implementation plans.
When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities couldn't be presented live, the professors enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.
The main goal of the exhibit is to spread the story of the Monacan Indian Nation. This federally recognized tribe includes more than 2,300 members and has a continuous, thousand-year-old history and presence in the area that is now Amherst County in central Virginia.
A record-breaking four winners of the annual Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award were announced by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council.
For more than 30 years, Wilson worked passionately with the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs to provide educational opportunities for all students. Later, he helped guide prospective students around campus as a tour bus driver for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Faculty members and students will research connections between the Juneteenth holiday and contemporary struggles against institutional racism, the exposure of structural inequality, and support for vulnerable populations.
Juneteenth marked the end of slavery, and the beginning of a long and arduous struggle for freedom and equality by African Americans. That struggle, which played out across the nation, the commonwealth, and on our campus, continues today.
We have an opportunity as individuals and in our own communities to construct a microcosm of the society in which we wish to live. At Virginia Tech, we have anchored that aspiration in our Principles of Community, but principles only become meaningful if they are acted upon.
In preparation for the university's sesquicentennial in 2022, the Council on Virginia Tech History seeks proposals for creative approaches to highlight how historically marginalized communities have shaped and will continue to shape Virginia Tech.