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New Construction at Va. Tech Tops $1B since 1999

CBS News

CBS News

April 28, 2013

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech has undergone a construction boom since Charles Steger became president in 1999.

Construction projects either completed or underway since then have topped $1 billion.

Steger tells The Roanoke Times that university officials don't intend to slow down.

He says the pursuit of research funding and technology-related changes in education have driven the projects.

The use of new technology in education requires new buildings. Steger says a lack of enough electrical outlets in classrooms is one of Virginia Tech's biggest problems.

The university also needs space for faculty and scientists to work.


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