Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

better known as

Virginia Tech,

at Blacksburg; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical college. In 1896 it became Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. In 1944 its name was shortened to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and in 1970 its present name was adopted. A women's division at Radford (Radford College, opened 1913 as a state normal school, later a state teachers college) was consolidated with the institute in 1944. The university maintains research centers in industrial relations, the environment and hazardous waste materials, water resources, and child development, as well as numerous agricultural research stations throughout the state. It is Virginia's largest university.
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"Postcolonial cultural studies: Africa and the Caribbean", Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Viginia Tech, http://athena.english.vt.edu/~carlisle/Postcolonial/Colonialism_Africa.html
ANXIOUS Parents wait in Dunblane GRIM More than 380 died in Beslan CRAZED Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton DERANGED Anders Behring, who killed 69 people on the Norwegian island of Utoya, above MAYHEM Virginia Tech on Thursday TERROR Viginia Tech Campus TWISTED Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold caught on CCTV during the Colombine massacre and Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho, right, who killed 22
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