BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students from the Washington area have been charged in connection with the abduction and slaying of a 13-year-old Blacksburg, Va., girl, who may have met one of the suspects online and who had been missing for four days before her body was found on the Virginia-North Carolina line.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Colleges nationwide are reckoning anew with race and diversity this school year as students demand steps to curb incidents of hate and discrimination and promote a more inclusive campus culture. Protesters toppled leaders of the University of Missouri, who were perceived as unresponsive to their concerns. They also won agreement from Princeton to review how it honors Woodrow Wilson, a university president and U.S. president who was an advocate for racial segregation.
During the discussion surrounding the removal of former Gov. Charles B. Aycock’s name from an East Carolina University dorm, many people debated whether removing reminders of the nefarious side of the nation’s history would serve to help those who still feel its wounds or further whitewash the historical narrative.