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Leaders commend town, university pandemic response, look ahead to spring

When students return to campus this spring, they will see small changes, including new intramural sports and more in-person activities that follow public health and science guidance, said Frank Shushok, vice president of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Date: 11/20/2020
Motivating movement and creating community during COVID-19

Launched in October, the app-based fitness group, Hokie Movement Club, has already grown to more than 700 users. It features weekly challenges and prizes and allows for users to encourage each other from afar.

Date: 11/20/2020
Board of Visitors receives briefing on pandemic impact on university workforce

“The pandemic has changed the work environment for good, not just the foreseeable future,” Bryan Garey, vice president of human resources, told the Board of Visitors. “Organizations all over the world have had to figure out new ways to work and Virginia Tech has been among them."

Date: 11/19/2020
Community spread, not students, reason for rise of COVID-19 in New River Valley

“We won’t see a decline in cases with college students leaving [for the holidays] unless our community makes a change in behavior,” said Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, during a Wednesday media meeting.

Date: 11/18/2020
Students can apply the safety practices they've learned when traveling for Thanksgiving

Most Virginia Tech students will probably have more experience with safe in-person activities than their families and friends. This is an opportunity for students to share their insights and take a leadership role in keeping those they celebrate with safe.

Date: 11/18/2020

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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