Virginia Tech Magazine

Volume 14, Number 2
Winter 1992


6 William E. Lavery
Former President Lavery retires from his professorship, but looks forward to increasing Virginia Tech's international alliances.
10 Plugged Into the World
The modern dorm room bristles with gadgetry, but it's the personal computer that plugs students into an expanding world of electronic information and global connection.
15 Creating Space
The university's new plan for reducing the space deficit includes grouping related departments together, converting Upper Quad residence halls to academic space, and constructing a few key buildings.


Orange and Maroon 2
Around the Drillfield 3
Research 12
Alumni Profile 19
Sports 20
Philanthropy 22
Second Century 23
Alumni Association 24
Class Notes 26

Cover: Rick Griffiths

Director of University Relations
Larry Hincker

Associate Director for Publications
David C. Lotts

Su Clauson

Art Director
Glen Duncan

Patricia Sterner

Assistant Editor
Richard Lovegrove

Photography Editor
Gary Colbert

Contributing Photographers
Rick Griffiths
Bob Veltri

Business Manager
Kathy Eschenmann

Alumni Notes
Jo Farmer
Dale Alvarez

Squires officially re-opened Nov. 1 after a three-year shutdown for major renovations that added 51,222 square feet. The new Squires is unique among university student centers--a building that mixes student recreational activities with badly needed facilities for the visual and performing arts. The Perspective Gallery, the Haymarket Theatre, the Recital Salon, the Studio Theatre, the Black Cultural Center, and a food court all are designed to draw university life toward the facility.