May 4, 2007
Wanted: Crisis President
Colleges turn to leaders who can deal with mayhem and the media
A mundane day was in the works at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16. The highlights on the university's public event calendar were a bowling break at the Squires Student Center, a luncheon sponsored by the African Students Association, and a town-hall meeting on environmental issues.
Charles W. Steger, the university's president, could not have predicted that the decisions he would make that morning and in the days