Virginia Tech’s Mariana Falconier says that couples are often pressured with temptations to spend money, but offers tips to bring a little levity to relationships, help strengthen connections, and save money in the process.
The National Football League is receiving a mixed bag of criticism and praise for public service announcements featuring victims of police violence. Virginia Tech’s Nneka Logan, who specializes in corporate communication, race, and diversity, says it is important to pay attention to this because the partnership suggests an innovative direction for corporate social responsibility.
Virginia Tech’s foreign policy expert Joel Peters is skeptical that the plan will jumpstart the long-stalled effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together. “Early reports indicate that it will heavily favor Israeli positions and the Palestinians, who were not invited to Washington this week and have already rejected the plan.”
Virginia Tech political scientist Karen Hult will be available to discuss developments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Hult teaches political science at Virginia Tech, with expertise in the U.S. Presidency and Organizational and Institutional Theory.
As part of Virginia Tech’s week-long commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the university will present a keynote discussion with the Central Park Five. The group was the focus of a highly publicized trial in the Central Park jogger case in New York City leading to their conviction and imprisonment as teenagers in 1990, and subsequent exoneration in 2002.
Iowa and New Hampshire used to be considered king-makers, in that they determined who would be the front-runner in the nomination. People are noticing those states are not representative of the American population or the Democratic party.
A U.S. drone strike that has killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani will complicate Iraqi politics tremendously, says Mehrzad Boroujerdi, an internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle Eastern politics at Virginia Tech.
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Low-income families have fewer high-quality resources available to support their young children. Governor Ralph Northam’s executive directive to establish an executive leadership team to focus on school readiness is a step in the right direction.