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Virginia Tech plans possible in-person events with a virtual spring 2021 commencement ceremony

With evolving public health conditions and state guidelines, university officials are currently exploring how to create special moments, smaller in size, so graduating students can mark their graduation accomplishments in appropriately sized groups.

Date: 03/03/2021
COVID-19 stimulus plan to help troubled U.S. economy recover from pandemic hardships, says economist

The Covid-19 stimulus bill is a positive step forward in helping the troubled U.S. economy, but Virginia Tech economist Kwok Ping ‘Byron’ Tsang says we still have a ways to go before recovering from the economic loss during the pandemic.

Date: 02/26/2021
Hooked on public good

For Lisa M. Lee, moving the needle on social justice is a big part of ethics — thinking not only about what public health can do to prevent disease and illness, but what and how it should do it.

Date: 02/26/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 21

Date: 02/25/2021
Doctoral student’s work reduces barriers to care for families living with autism spectrum disorder

Angela Dahiya-Singh was already researching ways technology could make assessment and treatment more accessible in rural communities when the pandemic made the need for remote options acute.

Date: 02/25/2021

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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