BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Timothy Sands has been named the 16th president of Virginia Tech. The Board of Visitors agreed today to hire the Purdue University provost. Sands will succeed, President Charles W. Steger (STEE'-gur). In June, Steger announced he was stepping down after 14 years.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia mental health officials say they're introducing changes in January to ensure that hospital beds will be available for people who pose a danger to themselves or others. The promised protocols follow the Nov. 19 attack on state Sen. Creigh (KREE) Deeds. He was attacked by his son, who had recently been released from emergency custody.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell's biennial state budget provides funding for operations and management of historic Fort Monroe. The Hampton landmark on the Chesapeake Bay is in line for $6.7 million in fiscal years 2015 and 2016, and more than $700,000 in supplemental funding in fiscal year 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Retirement System will study a proposed venture to manage investments for other public and potentially private funds. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the VRS board of trustees voted 7-1 yesterday to examine the proposed subsidiary, known as Project Frontier.
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