Virginia Tech Magazine

Volume 13, Number 1
Fall 1990
13 University absorbs severe budget cuts


4 High-Tech Education
The incorporation of new technologies into education is expected to alter the learning environment in the coming decades, requiring future teachers to interact with their students in a more loosely-structured manner and to produce programs that will provide more indepth and independent study. But will the use of technology dehumanize the learning environment?
10 Nikki Giovanni
Lauded as the "poet laureate of black women and sensitive souls everywhere,"this world-renowned poet has accepted a permanent position in Virginia Tech's Department of English. The author of 17 books is dynamic in her approach to teaching and volunteering. Her speaking engagements and other community activities prompted University President James McComas to call her "one of the university's best goodwill ambassadors."
14 Tomorrow's Teachers
Virginia Tech's College of Education has teamed up with the City of Roanoke and Roanoke City Schools to seek out outstanding black high-school students and encourage them to pursue teaching careers. The program awards full, four-year scholarships to the selected participants in exchange for a commitment to four years of teaching in Roanoke.
19 Second Century Campaign
Hundreds of volunteers are contributing resources, time, and effort in their commitment to this fund-raising program designed to bring Virginia Tech's athletic programs to a level of national distinction. The campaign has already raised almost $8 million toward the $17 million goal.


Orange and Maroon 2
Around the Drillfield 3
Modern Living 21
Sports 22
Philanthropy 24
Alumni Profile 25
Alumni Association News 26
Class Notes 28

Cover: Nikki Giovanni. Photo by Rick Griffiths

Director of University Relations
Larry Hincker

Associate Director for Publications
David C. Lotts

Assistant Editor
Gina Ferolino

Editorial Assistance by
Patricia H. White
Cheryl Mason

Glen Duncan

Business Manager
Kathy A. Eschenmann

Alumni Notes
Jo Farmer
Dale Alvarez

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