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Fralin Biomedical Research

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute officially opens $90 million addition

"State and local officials gathered Tuesday for the grand opening of the newest building at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 139,000-square-foot addition, which opened to researchers and staff last summer. The building, located at 4 Riverside Circle on the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences campus, will accommodate at least 400 more researchers, students and staff," reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo: Two researchers talk in a wet lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. The institute opened a $90-million addition to its facility that will accommodate 400 more students, researchers and faculty. (Alison Graham, The Roanoke Times)


Hollins College

Tuition-free college offered to young women at Hollins University

"Hollins University will begin offering tuition-free education to young women in the Roanoke region selected for a special program. The Hope Scholar Program, which stands for Hollins Opportunity for Promise through Education, exists to alleviate the hardship of affording private college tuition for students with financial need,reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo: Hollins University (FILE, The Roanoke Times)


Gov Northam announces Gear Up grant award

Gov. Northam announces $24.7 million grant to increase access to higher education & job training

"Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia was the recipient of a $24.7 million federal GEAR UP grant to increase access to higher education and jobs training for students across the Commonwealth ... The seven-year grant is expected to allow the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to launch a statewide college access initiative that helps ensure that students do not miss out on federal financial aid," reports WAVY, TV 10.

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