Virginia Tech

Civil Rights Leader Ben Jealous Solves the Riddle of Racism in New Book

Prominent civil rights leader Ben Jealous’ new book, “Never Forget Our People Were Always Free: A Parable of American Healing,” hit stores on January 10. The youngest ever NAACP president and CEO explores the construct of race and the potential for our country to heal while reflecting on his own journey in politics and beyond.

Chargers Agree to Terms with Tyrod Taylor

Taylor has appeared in 62 games with 46 starts. The 2011 sixth-round selection by the Baltimore Ravens has passed for 9,529 yards with 53 touchdowns to 20 interceptions while completing 61.6 percent of his passes. On top of his passing, Taylor has rushed for 1,836 yards for 16 touchdowns while sporting a 5.6 yards-per-carry average.

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke Honored at GEM Awards

This month, Virginia Tech’s Vice President of Strategic Affairs/ Vice Provost Dr. Menah Pratt- Clarke visited Los Angeles when she was honored at this year’s GEM awards for her work in advancing diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Clarke received the organization’s Academic Leadership award, sort of hallmarking the third straight year VT is receiving the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and its recent recognition as a 2018 Diversity Champion. Founder of the Black College Institute VT, Clarke made it her mission to rise up to VT President Tim Sands’ challenge to “the institution to uphold its responsibility as  a land