Sorry if updates are a little sparse this week. The Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech is hosting JCamp this week, training over 100 high school journalists from, I believe three states.
So, our newsroom is a little busy, but I have a couple updates for you to take a look at.
- First up: As this News Leader article reports, the Carilion Virginia Tech Medical school has been approved as a postsecondary institution by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. This gives the school the ability to start seeking outside funding such as tuition assistance grants.
- Next up, families of April 16 victims are taking a stand on a piece of legislation in Congress. The bill, the Thune Concealed Carry Amendment, would allow concealed carry permits to transfer into Virginia from states with different requirements for the permit. According to a press release, they will run a full page ad in the Richmond Times-Dispatch asking Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner to vote against the amendment. Over 25 families are listed on the letter.
Update: Here is a link to the full-page ad being run in the Richmond-Times Dispatch. – PsM
I’ll try and keep the updates coming. Zc