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  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites ‘race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a “race war.” ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams — Flanagan's on-air name — first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition (Virgina Tech)

    01/16/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletics YouTube ^ | 11/11/15 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    The men's basketball team gathered to discuss the meaning of the National Anthem and recognize those who have served.
  • The End of the University?

    12/12/2016 12:21:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2016 | David Solway
    Anyone with a clear mind who has taught or studied at a university or whose children are currently enrolled in its troubled precincts knows that the academy has fallen on evil days. Preoccupied with “diversity,” “inclusiveness,” affirmative action, and equality of outcome regardless of input, universities have coddled students into a state of planular emotionalism -- “you are loved” and “all your emotions are real,” goes the mantra at Virginia Tech -- and rendered them incapable of grappling with anything that resembles an unfamiliar idea or an unanticipated event. Considering in addition the number of useless and cost-ineffective courses in...
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • Dark Money in Science

    05/27/2016 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Just a few months ago, mothers in Flint, Michigan prohibited their kids from taking baths after actor Mark Ruffalo claimed the city's water contained dangerous levels of chloroform. Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, who initially blew the whistle on the Flint water lead-poisoning, compared the incident to "someone shouting fire in a crowded movie theater." "Mr. Ruffalo became an opportunist, a pseudo-scientist, and he started telling people outrageous things," said Marc Edwards. "He claimed that you could breathe lead through the water in the showers… and that they found dangerous chemicals in Flint water heaters." Although at first the Professor...
  • Bright college teens held in death of ‘awesome little girl’

    02/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/16 | Tom Foreman Jr. 
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered from bullying at middle school and online, her mother said.
  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Two students at Virginia Tech now face charges involving the death of a Blacksburg teenage girl.

    02/01/2016 5:50:00 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Virginia Tech student charged with killing teen Nicole Madison Lovell knew the girl and an investigation shows that he used that relationship to abduct her before disposing of her body with the assistance of another Tech student, police said Sunday. Blacksburg police announced the second Tech student’s arrest, one day after Tech freshman David Edmond Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abduction. Lovell’s remains were discovered Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina. The second Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a felony charge...
  • Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old

    01/31/2016 1:25:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Wsahington Post ^ | January 31 at 3:20 PM | T. Rees Shapiro, DeNeen L. Brown and Fenit Nirappil
    "This has been an extremely fast investigation within the just past 12 hours," Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson said in a news release. "And we still have a great deal to do as there are multiple interviews to conduct and evidence" to collect and analyze "as we reconstruct the timeline of events leading up to Nicole’s tragic death." Nicole was reported missing Wednesday and was last seen in Blacksburg between midnight and 7 a.m., police said. A report issued after her disappearance said she had undergone a liver transplant and required prescription medicine daily. Nicole's mother, Tammy Weeks, said in...
  • THE #BLACKLIVESMATTER REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Virginia Shooter Wanted to Ignite a ‘Race War’ (Also, he was a homosexual)

    08/26/2015 2:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The man who killed two journalists on live television in Virginia sent a suicide note to ABC News claiming the killings were in response to the shootings at a Charleston, SC church that killed 9 people in June. Bryce Williams, AKA Vester Lee Flanagan, contacted ABC News several times over the last several weeks saying he wanted to pitch a story to them. He never gave them an idea what the story was. Then today, Williams faxed what he called a “suicide note” where he claimed the shooting of the reporters was a response to the Charleston killings and that...
  • U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola

    09/13/2014 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Raebie · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | DENISE GRADY
    The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. “We hope we’re wrong,” said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. Both the time the model says it will take to control the epidemic and the number of cases it forecasts far exceed estimates by the World Health Organization, which said last month that it hoped to...
  • University of Illinois Stands Firm on Not Hiring Professor Over Anti-Israel Tweets

    09/12/2014 12:23:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 5:49 p.m. ET | Douglas Belkin
    The University of Illinois board of trustees on Thursday affirmed its refusal to hire a professor who posted a series of harsh anti-Israel tweets this summer. The professor says the act is part of an effort by “wealthy and well organized groups to attack pro-Palestinian students and faculty.” The case has drawn wide attention on college campuses because it raises the issue of the suppression of academic freedom around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—a hot-button topic at universities across the country. Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American professor with an expertise in indigenous studies, accepted a tenure-track position last year to start working in...
  • VA Tech professor: Stop saying "Support the Troops"

    08/27/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2013 | Victor Medina
    Steven Salaita, an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, argues in a column posted this morning at Salon.com that Americans should stop saying "support the troops," calling it "trite and tiresome." He argues that patriotism and voicing support for the troops is merely a cover for American "imperialism" and likens American soldiers to murderers and ignorant individuals who "act like an Adam Sandler character."
  • Biden to promote gun control in pro-gun Virginia

    01/23/2013 6:18:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 6:21 PM EST | Nedra Pickler
    Vice President Joe Biden is launching a White House campaign of road trips to promote gun control with a visit to Virginia, a state that has experienced its own school shooting tragedy yet maintains an avidly pro-gun tradition. … Virginia lawmakers have been debating a bill to require that private sellers conduct criminal background checks on buyers at gun shows. The current law only requires dealers to conduct the checks. Some of the survivors and families of victims of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 have been leading the push for tighter gun control measures. …
  • Mass Shooting Incidents In The Last Two Decades

    07/20/2012 8:39:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2012
    From Reuters:March 13, 1996 - BRITAIN - Gunman Thomas Hamilton burst into a primary school in the Scottish town of Dunblane and shot dead 16 children and their teacher before killing himself. April 28, 1996 - AUSTRALIA - Martin Bryant unleashed modern Australia's worst mass murder when he shot dead 35 people at the Port Arthur tourist site in the southern state of Tasmania. April 1999 - UNITED STATES - Two heavily-armed teenagers went on a rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Denver, shooting 13 students and staff before taking their own lives. July 1999 - UNITED STATES -...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the truck’s license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...
  • Mother of VA Tech victim speaks out in support of campus carry

    04/16/2012 7:07:31 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 7 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | April 16, 2012 | John Pierce
    Five years ago today, on a cold, sad Monday in April, Virginia Tech senior Seung Hui Cho went on a rampage that cost the lives of 32 of the Commonwealth’s best and brightest young people and sent a nation into mourning. Almost from the moment the attack was first reported, people started asking the question “What could have been done to prevent this tragedy?” While administrators at Virginia Tech continue to insist that there was nothing they could have done, I can point to a defining moment where Virginia Tech failed these students. It was January 31st, 2006 and Virginia...
  • Michelle Obama to speak at Virginia Tech graduation

    03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama will address Virginia Tech graduates at the 2012 commencement ceremony on May 11 at Lane Stadium. Mrs. Obama joins U.S. Sen. Mark Warner as commencement speaker. Both will deliver commencement addresses. This is the first time a first lady has addressed a Virginia Tech commencement, according to Tech's morning news release. Mrs. Obama will speak at three college graduation ceremonies this spring, including two in key general election battleground states. Her first commencement address will be at Tech. The White House says the first lady has been inspired by the school's resiliency following the deadly 2007 campus shootings....
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    03/14/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Google News ^ | 14 MAR 12 | By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
    Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press – 1 minute ago CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jurors deliberated for 3 ˝ hours before awarding $4 million to each family, and the state immediately filed a...