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Virginia Tech intends to help students following Town of Blacksburg’s act of generosity

Virginia Tech intends to provide relief to students by not requiring the mandatory Transportation Services Fee for the spring semester, pending approval from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Date: 02/01/2021
Virginia Tech researchers garner two major awards in COVID-19 forecasting challenges

DeepOutbreak, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech's Sanghani Center, Georgia Tech, and the University of Iowa, took first place in the COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge using Facebook symptom survey data and second place in the COVID-19 Grand Challenge.

Date: 01/29/2021
Have a fun and safe weekend

Take care of yourself, get outside, and please take advantage of the great opportunities to stay involved.

Date: 01/29/2021
Survey findings offer valuable feedback for caregiving support during pandemic

Data collected provided valuable insights into the degree to which employees’ lives and work were affected by additional responsibilities of caring for school-aged children and/or adults during the pandemic.

Date: 01/28/2021
Vaccine rollout faces supply, demand, and logistics hurdles

There are 80,000 to 90,000 people in the New River Health District who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine as part of phase 1b.

Date: 01/27/2021

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Statements

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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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