Virginia Tech Magazine

Virginia Tech Magazine


Volume 17, Number 3
Spring 1995

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Contents

8 Who makes floats anymore?
When you're working 15-30 hours a week and borrowing the price of a car every year, traditional college pastimes may seem frivolous. Here's how some of the more than 2,000 Tech students who don't have enough funds cope.
12 High tech teaching
Computer technology is transforming how we teach and how students learn. The driving force is effectiveness.
14 Our fair ladies
How far has the Tech woman come since that first coed class of 1925?
16 Gator Bowl
On the field, it was ugly, but a loyal alumna took a different reading in the stands.
18 Alumnae Profiles: Women in Charge
Jeanette Iroler Poole '64 takes Miami by storm Corporate 911: Pat Caldwell '71 doctors sick companies Advice for women entrepreneurs from Susan Bari '85

Departments

Around the Drillfield 2
Letters 6
Research 7
Alumni Association 22
Philanthropy 24
Class Notes 25

Cover: Keith Wilson '95 spent his vacations working in Southwest Virginia coal mines to earn tuition money. Photo by Rick Griffiths '78. Special thanks to Hiope Mining Company, McDowell County, W.Va.


Director of University Relations
Larry Hincker

Associate Director for Publications
David C. Lotts

Editor
Su Clauson-Wicker

Assistant Editor
Netta S. Eisler

Art Director
Glen Duncan

Graphic Design
Meg Nugent
Laurie Zuckerman

Photography
Gary Colbert
Rick Griffiths
Bob Veltri

Business Manager
Alva Phillips

Alumni Notes
Jo Farmer
Dale Alvarez



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