Thursday, January 31, 2013
Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, hosted the event Thursday at Wakefield High School
A statewide task force created in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre is considering recommendations that would require additional training for school resource officers and require the state to help schools prevent bullying. Another recommendation would require Virginia schools to conduct an annual "active shooter exercise" that includes students or to incorporate parts of an active shooter plan into other drills. That's just three areas the Governor's School and Campus Safety Task Force could make recommendations on as early as this week. State Del. Patrick Hope, an Arlington Democrat who sits on the task force, said he wants the group to make recommendations that will have an actual effect and "not just things to make you feel good." …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Developers see project evolving to have civilian applications.
Virginia Tech's Arlington Innovation Center for Health Research has been awarded a contract to develop a field smartphone for military medics, the school announced Monday. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command awarded the $2.2 million, three-year contract to the center thanks, in part, to the years of combat casualty care research by the center's director, Seong K. Mun, and the graduate school's associate dean for the National Capital Region, Kenneth Wong, according to a news release. The center, at 900 N. Glebe Road, has partners in Seoul National University in South Korea for its Android expertise, and Irvine, Calif.-based Starix Technology for ultra-wideband communications interfaces between the phone and field medical …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The following students earned at least a 3.4 GPA on a four-point scale and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours last semester.
Congratulations are in order to all of the Arlington students who made the Dean's List at Virginia Tech for the spring semester.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The campus returns to normal following Thursday's deadly events.
4:34 p.m. Another update from VT: "Law enforcement agencies have determined there is no longer an active threat or need to secure in place. Resume normal activities." Follow continuing updates here. 4:27 p.m. Virginia Tech sent out the following update: "Virginia State Police and Virginia Tech Police remain on the scene of an officer-involved shooting on the Virginia Tech campus. At this time there are two confirmed deaths. One is a Virginia Tech Police Officer. The second is an unknown male subject who was found deceased in a parking lot near the Duck Pond. A weapon has been recovered at the location of the second individual. Reports of any additional shots being fired or any additional victims are unfounded." 4:17 p.m. NBC News is …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Public-private partnership looks at ways to work with counterparts across the pond.
Virginia Tech kicked off what officials hope is a long-term partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom this week at its new state-of-the-art research center in Ballston. “The goal… is to begin the international discussion regarding collaboration when it comes to advanced manufacturing,” said Don Leo, the school’s associate vice president for research in the National Capital Region. The four-day meeting began in Chicago and culminated in Arlington between the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, or CCAM, and similar research efforts in the United Kingdom. CCAM joins Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and Virginia State University with seven private companies – including Rolls-Royce North America and Canon…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
After three juveniles reported seeing a man with a gun on the Virginia Tech campus, police have found no trace of a gunman.
Updated 11:07 a.m.: The press conference has started outside Burruss Hall with police chief Wendell Flinchum. Flinchum says the alert is still in effect, but they have not found anyone matching the description. Virginia Tech official Larry Hincker says he doesn't have an estimate of how many people are on campus at this time, he estimates around "a few thousand." This includes summer classes and summer camps. The juveniles who reported seeing the gunman were part of the Higher Achievement Camp being held on campus. Police are being "diligent" in searching campus and buildings. -- Updated 10:45 a.m.: The Roanoke Times is reporting that police have found no trace of a gunman on Virginia Tech's campus. "Police from Virginia Tech, …