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Alumnus nears $1.5 million in cash and resources donated via virtual dance parties

Since March, Chris Kopec has used his virtual dance parties to lift the spirits of millions around the globe, while raising funds and resources for a variety of charities. He's nearing the $1.5 million mark with his year-end finale planned for Dec. 5.

Date: 12/02/2020
Pamplin grad on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19

Chris Yoder ’98 is chief executive officer of Simple Laboratories, a company he co-founded in 2014. Simple Laboratories is a Chicago-based independent clinical laboratory and has been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one.

Date: 12/02/2020
How you can help local charities impacted by COVID-19

Virginia Tech employees donate to charities every year through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. This year has presented unique challenges, and the pandemic has impacted charities and their ability to help communities in need.

Date: 12/02/2020
'The closest thing to being at the Thanksgiving table' — How these Hokies celebrated Thanksgiving

Students who spent Nov. 26 in on-campus quarantine and isolation due to COVID-19 enjoyed a special Thanksgiving dinner delivered to their rooms and were invited to gather virtually with fellow Hokies and Student Affairs staff that day.

Date: 11/29/2020
Privacy law expert to weigh personal freedom, public health amid pandemic in Public Fralin Biomedical Research Institute lecture

Pandemic-driven public health demands are testing Americans’ long- and dearly held notions of privacy, according to Anita Allen, an expert on privacy law and ethics.

Date: 11/24/2020

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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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