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Students focus on COVID-19 impacts on sustainability, education, and society

Students in the urban computing graduate certificate program gave their group presentations via Zoom at the end of semester 2020 Spring Retreat.

Date: 06/16/2020
A message to international students

Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok Jr. writes, "Virginia Tech’s identity as a global land-grant university resonates in my core. I cannot overstate my gratitude for our international Hokies who enrich and strengthen both our community and education."

Date: 06/16/2020
A key for staying germ-free

Ryan Pieper from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has designed a more efficient and widely accessible version of the handheld tools to reduce physically touching such areas as door pulls and touchscreens. He has made his design plan available for distribution.

Date: 06/15/2020
Phase Two, modified operations for research

Date: 06/12/2020
COVID-19 response in developing countries: Virginia Tech team adapts agricultural services when farmers need them most

To address food insecurity during the pandemic, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management is improving the ways in which it disseminates crop solutions to farmers in the developing world.

Date: 06/12/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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