“This, ultimately is the battle for St. Louis: nostalgia versus history. Nostalgia wants a simple story; it wants to sell you something. History is messy. History brings up stories we might not otherwise want to discuss but should, in truth, know," according to Virginia Tech's Matt Gabriele.
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While July 4th celebrations will look different this year during the coronavirus pandemic, vacation goers should still be mindful of their interactions with hospitality workers during this stressful and busy time.
With social distancing restrictions easing nationwide, many areas are requiring people to wear face masks in public places. Virginia Tech expert explains the science behind cloth and medical face masks for the best protection.
Continuing protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement will bring heightened attention to Juneteenth – an annual June 19 commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and a growing celebration of the black experience, says a Virginia Tech's Wornie Reed.
As protests over racism and police violence continue to escalate, voters are looking to 2020 presidential candidates to take a stand on the injustices black people face, says Virginia Tech expert Brandy Faulkner.
The Republican convention is planned for Charlotte and the Democrats plan to meet Milwaukee. But in the era of COVID-19 and concerns about large gatherings, both parties face significant challenges, said Virginia Tech political scientist Karen Hult.
An executive order from President Trump challenging the control that social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have over content on their platforms could have implications much broader than the dispute that prompted it, says a Virginia Tech expert.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous distress on medical staff and physicians. Having a buddy to rely on for guidance is vitally important not only in times of crisis, but throughout a professional journey.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the food industry in many ways – food supply chains have been disrupted, the foodservice industry has had to adapt or redirect, and many people are cooking at home now more than ever.
Moose, an 8-year-old therapy dog at Virginia Tech’s Cook Counseling Center, received an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine Friday evening as part of virtual commencement exercises. It’s the latest recognition for the pawsome member of Hokie Nation.
The Phase One reopening of Virginia – minus Northern Virginia – will require a cautionary approach by all, especially in Virginia’s urban crescent, according to Virginia Tech’s finance expert Derek Klock.