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VT Stories captures alumni experiences through the decades

Every Hokie has a story. Whether attending as a cadet in the years following World War II, breaking ground as one of the first African-American women to be accepted as a student, or using time on the university tennis team to build a career as a professional tennis umpire, alumni made memories on campus.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s service during World War I to be remembered

An electronic exhibit will celebrate the nearly 2,300 Virginia Polytechnic Institute men who served in the military during World War I.

History of tuberculosis in the United States to be explored in unprecedented depth

A student research team is applying new digital tools to traditional humanities research to capture details of the history of tuberculosis in the United States, an epidemic that, at its height, claimed the lives of more than 100,000 Americans every year.

Fourth of July revealed differences in latitude and attitude during the Civil War era

How did Americans living in the Civil War era celebrate Independence Day even as their nation was falling apart? A new digital archive provides answers through a wealth of primary sources.

Everyday ambassador

Recent graduate Morgan Sykes credits scholarships, and the donors who created them, with being able to participate in extracurricular activities. Being involved, she said, made her college experience rewarding.