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Virginia Tech issues mask requirements for upcoming football game

Date: 09/07/2021
Moving safely through Labor Day weekend

Two former and one current member of Virginia Tech’s COVID Crushers share insights into how they assess risk to ensure they are helping fight the spread of COVID-19 when in public spaces.

Date: 09/02/2021
A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

The simple sights of students crossing the Drillfield, talking with each other outside of academic buildings, heading to McComas, or being out and about around Blacksburg have been a strong reminder of what is exciting about Virginia Tech.

Date: 09/01/2021
Board of Visitors approves design of Hitt Hall, discusses pandemic’s impact and lessons learned during three-day meeting

Board members received reports on a variety of topics, including an update on climate action, sustainability, energy initiatives, and the university’s Climate Action Plan; the latest developments and priorities of the College of Engineering; academic and extracurricular student advising; the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation; and the sesquicentennial celebration.

Date: 08/31/2021
COVID-19 simulation critical piece of Board of Visitors' planning

Navid Ghaffarzadegan's model uses the combination of mathematical modeling, complex systems methods, and simulation techniques to gauge how human behavior might impact the virus’s spread on and around the Blacksburg campus. Such information provides university leaders with potential cause-and-effect scenarios related to policy making and strategic communications.

Date: 08/31/2021

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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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