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Leveraging Social Media to Increase Campus Awareness, Encourage Dialogue Across Universities

In the spring of 2007, Seung-Hui Choi killed 32 people and injured 25 more in what is now known as the Virginia Tech Massacre. College campuses across the country began conducting analyses of their own environments. Edward Summers, Chief...Show More Summary

Virginia Tech Fines Their Amateur Football Players for Just About Everything (Pic)

Earlier this week, reporters covering Virginia Tech football noticed something a little unusual on a TV monitor outside the players lounge at the team facility in Blacksburg—namely, a list of finable offenses. So the reporters asked Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster about it, and Bud was like, oh yeah, we totally set up a […]

Virginia Tech’s fine system exposed college football’s bare ass again

#BREAKING: #VaTech players apparently assessed fines for missing meals, practices #Hokies — RTDSports (@RTDSports) August 27, 2015 Get the technicalities out of the way first. This is a list of fines Virginia Tech enforced on exactly five players to the tune of $330 total. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech's system would fine players more money for 15-yard penalties than missing class

Good morning. It's your wakeup roundup of college football stuff. Coaches levying fines. Technically college football programs are allowed to fine student-athletes by reducing their scholarship or taking money out of their stipends, but that's a bad idea for a couple big reasons. Cincinnati and Virginia Tech coaches don't seem to think so. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech Researchers Reveal Cellular Clockwork Underlying Inflammation

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation -- a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of allergies, heart disease, and cancer.

Here's the outrageous list of things Virginia Tech apparently planned to fine football players for

The NCAA redefined athletic scholarships in the past year, providing athletes with a "cost-of-attendance" stipend that gives them a small amount of money that doesn't go directly towards school-related costs like tuition and board. With...Show More Summary

Here's The List Of Ridiculous Fines Virginia Tech Football Players Were Subject To

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

Yesterday, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster told reporters that he and other coaches had a policy of fining players for things like missing practices or meetings. The reason Foster was ever asked about fines in the first place was that a few beat reporters had noticed a screen in the team facility displaying a list of finable offenses. Show More Summary

How Virginia Tech Football Fines Undermine the NCAA

yesterdaySports : Vice: Sports

When Virginia Tech assistant football coach Bud Foster proposed fining players, his real mistake was telling the truth about "amateur" NCAA sports.

Virginia Tech survivor speaks on journalists' on-air murders

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A Virginia Tech survivor said watching a gunman execute two journalists on live TV is a painful reminder.

Cincinnati Also Wants To Steal Money From Its Football Players

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

You’d think the wave of shit that came crashing down on Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster after he told reporters of his plans to discipline his players with monetary fines, followed by the Hokies AD’s immediate nuking of the asinine idea, would have scared other schools away from trying the same thing. Show More Summary

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As an MBA with a specialization in informatics, I can only conclude that this is irrefutable proof that UVa is superior to Virginia Tech.. as we are worth more according to Lowe’s.

Biologists Challenged Twitter To A #JunkOff. It Went Exactly As Planned

WARNING: Twitter was transformed into an NSFW treasure trove of genitalia this week, and we have a group of Virginia Tech biologists to thank for it. On Tuesday, Anne Hilborn and her colleagues at Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation started sharing photographs of animal genitals on Twitter. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech AD Nixes Coaching Staff's Idea of Fining Hokies Football Players

It didn ’t take long for Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock to issue a statement Wednesday regarding defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s controversial comments. Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports noted Foster responded to questionsShow More Summary

Virginia Tech considering potential monetary fines of its amateur athletes, says coach

Bad idea, coach. Cost of attendance funds are a small help in giving college athletes the money they are richly entitled to, so naturally it didn't take long for someone to say something dumb about them. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator...Show More Summary

Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams -- Wanted Race War After Charleston Church Shooting ... Praised VA. Tech Killer

Bryce Williams/Vester Flanagan said the Charleston Church shooting in June spurred his homicidal rage... which exploded this morning when he took the lives of a Virginia reporter and photographer. ABC News in NYC says it received a 23-page fax from…

Facebook and Twitter's Quick Actions Stopped Video of Virginia Shootings From Being Widely Shared

Social media doesn't make tragedies any more or less sad. But this morning's shootings in Virginia demonstrated that platforms like Facebook and Twitter can play a role in such tragic stories, and the tech companies behind them need to be ready. Show More Summary

Shooter's Manifesto Shows Focus on Charleston Shooting, Columbine, and Virginia Tech

As I noted earlier today, public shooters are often absolutely obsessed with previous killers. If this ABC report is to be believed, today’s culprit does not seem to have bucked this trend: In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News,Show More Summary

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