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Virginia Tech study finds Crooked Road music trail generates $9 million annually (VT News)

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A 333-mile route with attractions that celebrate Southwest Virginia’s cultural and musical heritage brings in about $9.2 million annually and supports 131 jobs in the region, according to a Virginia Tech study. The Crooked Road, founded in 2004, attracts visitors from outside the commonwealth to music events at venues in the region through its marketing and programming. Some 42 percent …

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Humans of a Southwest Virginia Donald Trump Rally (The Pylon)

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When Kathy Siron dressed for the Donald Trump rally on Feb. 29, she draped her grandfather’s dog tags around her neck and pinned her other grandfather’s Purple Heart onto her shirt. Her grandfather received the Purple Heart, she said, after being shot in the head on the beaches of Normandy. He survived. And if he were alive today to see …

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Letter from the Cofounders (The Pylon

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Welcome to The Pylon. We are thrilled to finally have you here. After months of preparation, discussion, and brainstorming, The Pylon is here. What started as a conversation outside Squires Student Center has become Blacksburg and Virginia Tech’s newest digital publication, driven by Tech students and local residents who believe this community deserves a truly independent, local publication devoted to investigative and …

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Remembering Colin Moore: Family and friends share their stories (Collegiate Times)

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Colin Campbell Moore, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech applied economic management junior, died earlier this week. Colin was born on Feb. 22, 1994 and died on Jan. 26, 2015 of respiratory failure, according to his older brother, Michael Moore. According to the family-provided obituary, Colin is survived by “his loving parents, Lynn Leslie Moore and Michael Alderman Moore; older brother Michael Alderman …

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All university employees required to attend workshop following Title IX retaliation resolution (Collegiate Times)

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For the first time, all university employees are required to complete mandatory training for Title IX and Retaliation, following a complaint that was made by a student in the Corps of Cadets. According to Frank Shushok, deputy Title IX coordinator for student sexual misconduct and senior associate vice president for Student Affairs, in the fall of 2013, a female cadet …

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London Travel Blog

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While studying abroad in London for six weeks, I kept a daily blog, complete with photos and a wrap-up video at the end. The blog chronicles my internship in Parliament, a last-minute, one-day blitz in Paris, and the transition from American life to living and working in the UK (where they don’t have ranch dressing or Taco Bell or guns, …

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Women’s Center celebrates 20 years (Collegiate Times)

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In the spring of 1994, Virginia Tech’s first women’s center opened in two rooms in Lane Hall. Funding from the Provost’s Office was sparse, but the founding group of Virginia Tech women — called the Coordinating Council on Women’s Concerns — managed to sustain and grow the new office for the next two decades. The Women’s Center commemorated its 20th …