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  • $100K settlement awarded to ex-Virginia Tech soccer player who refused to bend the knee in solidarity with BLM: Report

    01/10/2023 7:21:08 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Blaze News ^ | January 09, 2023 | JOSEPH MACKINNON
    The ex-Virginia Tech soccer player who was penalized over her refusal to kneel during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest will reportedly be awarded a $100,000 settlement. What's the background? Kiersten Hening claimed that she had lost her starting position on Virginia Tech's Hokies women's soccer team after she elected not to take part in a so-called pre-game unity ceremony on Sept. 12, 2020, in support of the scandal-plagued BLM movement. She indicated that her refusal was met by a "campaign of abuse and retaliation" launched by Hokies coach Charles "Chugger" Adair. Hening had been a midfielder/defender for the team...
  • VA Tech athlete who refused to kneel for BLM can continue lawsuit, judge rules

    12/08/2022 2:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2022 | MATT LAMB
    Soccer player objectively played fewer minutes after refusing to kneel for coach’s woke agenda A Virginia Tech female soccer player who alleged that she lost playing time after refusing to go along with the woke agenda of her coach can continue her First Amendment lawsuit, a judge ruled recently. Former soccer player Kierstien Hening’s suit against coach Charles “Chugger” Aidair can proceed, federal Judge Thomas Cullen announced on December 2. Aidair moved to dismiss the lawsuit, but Cullen ruled Hening’s suit could continue. The issue arose during the fall 2020 season, after the Black Lives Matter riots over the summer...
  • VA Tech football player on trial for murder of cross-dressing man

    05/25/2022 10:15:06 AM PDT · by ChipMarne · 57 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 25, 2022 | Jonathan McGee
    Allegedly murdered Jerry Smith after the pair had sex A Virginia Tech football player begins his trial today for the alleged murder of a homosexual, cross-dressing man named Jerry Smith. Montgomery County prosecutors accused Isimemen Etute (pictured) of murdering Smith, a 40-year-old homosexual man who allegedly presented himself as a woman during a Tinder date with Etute. He pleaded not guilty on May 19 to the charge. His trial is expected to take two days, according to the Virginia judiciary database. The county declined to provide a police report because the case is ongoing. Virginia Tech did not respond to...
  • Indiana’s GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoes bill barring biological males from girls’ sports

    03/22/2022 9:56:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    The Republican governor of Indiana has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited biological males who identify as female to participate in female sporting competitions, expressing multiple concerns about the proposed legislation.Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed House Enrolled Act 1041 on Monday, explaining his reasoning in a letter to Indiana House of Representatives Speaker Todd Huston, also a Republican. Holcomb expressed concern with the bill’s “wide-open nature of the grievance provisions,” believing they made it “unclear about how consistency and fairness will be maintained for parents and students across different counties and school districts.”The governor worries about the potential for the...
  • Virginia Tech no longer requiring proof of vaccination or negative test for indoor sporting attendance

    02/09/2022 2:12:24 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies ^ | Feb 9, 2022 | By Justin Geary
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia Tech announced Wednesday it will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend indoor sporting events, according to the school’s athletics Facebook page. Attendees will still be required to wear masks during indoor sporting events. This comes after the school announced January 31 students will no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to complete enrollment or receive in-person instruction.
  • Nolte: NYT Says Unvaccinated Kids Must ‘Eat Quickly’ on Thanksgiving

    11/22/2021 6:55:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/21 | John Nolte
    The far-left New York Times is telling its readers that unvaccinated kids must “eat quickly” during Thanksgiving and wear masks while not eating. That was the Times’ sociopathic advice for a reader dumb enough to ask the Times for advice. “If our child, 9, and a cousin, 10, have each received one dose of the vaccine two weeks prior to Thanksgiving,” the reader asked, “is it safe for us to eat indoors? There will be about 20 guests, all vaccinated, and the 65 and older crowd have all received boosters?” Here’s the Times’ sadistic reply: I’m glad to hear that...
  • Virginia Tech crowd chants ‘F Joe Biden!’…

    09/04/2021 6:56:17 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 18 replies
  • Victim, 40, who was 'beaten to death by Virginia Tech player, 18, after meeting the teen on Tinder while posing as a woman named Angie'

    06/10/2021 1:55:02 PM PDT · by algore · 159 replies
    A Virginia Tech linebacker allegedly stomped his Tinder date to death after he discovered the woman named 'Angie' he's had oral sex with was actually a man. Ismemen David Etute, 18, was charged in the death of Blacksburg restaurant manager Jerry Paul Smith after allegedly punching and stomping the 40-year-old multiple times on May 31. Etute matched with Smith on Tinder but Smith's profile indicated he was a woman named 'Angie,' Etute's attorney James Turk told
  • Virginia Tech soccer player who refused to kneel during anthem sues coach for alleged 'abuse and retaliation'

    04/20/2021 6:41:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Campus R eform ^ | April 20, 2021 | Dion J. Pierr e
    A Virginia Tech soccer player is claiming that her coach berated her and penalized her for declining to kneel for the national anthem. The lawsuit claims the coach's "tirade" was "so extreme" that it left other team members shocked... A former Virginia Tech women’s soccer player is suing coach Charles "Chugger" Adair for orchestrating a “campaign of abuse and retaliation” to punish her for standing during the national anthem.. "Coach Adair's tirade was so extreme, so personally directed at Hening," the complaint continues. And it "shocked" Hening's teammates, who rallied to console her when the ordeal was over. By the...
  • Algorithms help robot dogs trot more like real animals

    09/29/2019 7:45:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 09/29/2019 | Jon Fingas
    The system mimics the behavior of vertebrates, whose balance control comes largely from oscillating neurons in the spinal cord, using a combination of encoder sensors (to read relative positions for joints) and inertial measurement units (to measure the body's orientation relative to the ground). The result is a mechanical canine that can walk, run and trot with more grace and speed than usual. Cameras and LiDAR are also present to help robots avoid collisions. This doesn't require dramatic changes to the bots themselves, at least. The test units are Ghost Robotics designs augmented with sensors to test the new algorithms.
  • Virginia Tech Offers 10 Different Graduation Ceremonies for Black, LGBT, Asian Students

    06/03/2019 3:53:55 PM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2019 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Virginia Tech offered ten separate graduation ceremonies this year for different student groups based on identity. Virginia Tech hosted ten separate graduation ceremonies for students based on their identity. In May, the university held separate ceremonies for Black, Asian, Latino, Muslim, and LGBTQ students. Breitbart News reported in May that many American colleges offer separate graduation ceremonies for Black students. The College Fix reported this week that Virginia Tech is one of many universities that have adopted separate ceremonies for student groups based on identity. For example, The Donning of Kente Ceremony is held to commemorate the graduation of Black...
  • Virginia Tech players, fans embrace Florida State's Tomahawk Chomp during dominant win

    09/04/2018 6:28:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 4, 2018 | Ryan Young
    Virginia Tech fans who made the trip to Tallahassee, Florida, for the Hokies’ season opener against No. 19 Florida State on Monday seem to be happy with that decision — and they let the rest of the country know it. No. 19 Virginia Tech dominated the Seminoles 24-3 on Monday night, spoiling Florida State coach Willie Taggart’s debut. The Hokies took control of the game from the start, mounting a 75-yard touchdown drive on the opening series, and cruised to a 17-3 halftime lead.
  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites ‘race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a “race war.” ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams — Flanagan's on-air name — first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition (Virgina Tech)

    01/16/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletics YouTube ^ | 11/11/15 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    The men's basketball team gathered to discuss the meaning of the National Anthem and recognize those who have served.
  • The End of the University?

    12/12/2016 12:21:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 12, 2016 | David Solway
    Anyone with a clear mind who has taught or studied at a university or whose children are currently enrolled in its troubled precincts knows that the academy has fallen on evil days. Preoccupied with “diversity,” “inclusiveness,” affirmative action, and equality of outcome regardless of input, universities have coddled students into a state of planular emotionalism -- “you are loved” and “all your emotions are real,” goes the mantra at Virginia Tech -- and rendered them incapable of grappling with anything that resembles an unfamiliar idea or an unanticipated event. Considering in addition the number of useless and cost-ineffective courses in...
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • Dark Money in Science

    05/27/2016 8:20:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Just a few months ago, mothers in Flint, Michigan prohibited their kids from taking baths after actor Mark Ruffalo claimed the city's water contained dangerous levels of chloroform. Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, who initially blew the whistle on the Flint water lead-poisoning, compared the incident to "someone shouting fire in a crowded movie theater." "Mr. Ruffalo became an opportunist, a pseudo-scientist, and he started telling people outrageous things," said Marc Edwards. "He claimed that you could breathe lead through the water in the showers… and that they found dangerous chemicals in Flint water heaters." Although at first the Professor...
  • Bright college teens held in death of ‘awesome little girl’

    02/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/16 | Tom Foreman Jr. 
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered from bullying at middle school and online, her mother said.
  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Two students at Virginia Tech now face charges involving the death of a Blacksburg teenage girl.

    02/01/2016 5:50:00 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Virginia Tech student charged with killing teen Nicole Madison Lovell knew the girl and an investigation shows that he used that relationship to abduct her before disposing of her body with the assistance of another Tech student, police said Sunday. Blacksburg police announced the second Tech student’s arrest, one day after Tech freshman David Edmond Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abduction. Lovell’s remains were discovered Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina. The second Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a felony charge...