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Innovation Campus welcomes its very first class

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Two years after Virginia Tech stepped up to help win a national competition to land Amazon’s new East Coast Headquarters in Northern Virginia, the university welcomes its first class of students to the Innovation Campus. 
Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. This is a semester like no other with new challenges and opportunities to make a difference in the world. You're part of something historic. The first class of Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus. Just like many of you, I'm new to Virginia Tech. I can't wait to get started. So, Let's Go! Wow, we are so excited you're getting started. Our Innovation Campus launched nearly two years ago when Virginia Tech stepped up to help win a national competition to land Amazon's new east coast headquarters in Northern Virginia. Our team has been hard at work designing buildings and planning curricula and building programs. At your arrival really symbolizes the progress they've made. Years from now, I hope you'll look back with pride at what you helped create. [Virginia Tech is building a new Innovation Campus in Alexandria.] [Having Virginia Tech, I mean, one of the most premier research universities in the country, coming to Alexandria is very, very exciting.] The digital revolution is changing the way we live, work and think. The impacts of technology are far-reaching, influencing quality of life, government and public policy, security and privacy, creativity in arts, entrepreneurship and more. Our collective future depends on our success and harnessing technology for global good. With our Innovation Campus, Virginia Tech is driving change. We're working with partners to build a new approach to graduate education, one that i