since we're talking about Blacksburg

Here is a nice op-ed about the talent flight from Virgina Tech:(
Let me see here in social aspects of IT, we've lost:
Megan Boler to OISE/UToronto
Maria Papdakis back to JMU
Martha McCaughey to Appalachian State
John Carroll and Center to Penn State.

This is not to say that we do not have others in this area or related areas, but that is quite a few people from an area that has been in a traditional strength of Virginia Tech….