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Deans’ forum to place COVID-19 in fuller context

Two Virginia Tech deans will host a trio of virtual events aimed at illustrating how a range of fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities can contribute to an understanding of the coronavirus pandemic.

Date: 10/28/2020
Hokies celebrate Homecoming virtually

Homecoming is a Hokie pastime rooted in tradition – and this year’s celebration looked unlike any other before. Still, it didn’t diminish the fun and festivities. Instead of in-person events, alumni and students gathered virtually, celebrating Homecoming for the first time from wherever they are. This year’s theme was aptly dubbed Blacksburg and Beyond.

Date: 10/27/2020
Photos: Fall Fest and Costume Caravan

Student Affairs hosted a fall festival, while Hokie Wellness held Hallowellness, and Fraternity and Sorority Life organized a costume caravan the weekend of Oct. 24-25. Following safety protocols, students and the community came together to celebrate the fall season.

Date: 10/27/2020
Pandemic turns garage into performance hall

At a time when singing indoors has been largely considered a serious threat for the spread of COVID-19, Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts faculty members had to think creatively to identify low-risk locations for music ensemble rehearsals. The parking deck on Perry Street turned out to provide an ideal environment with some surprising bonus features.

Date: 10/27/2020
GO Virginia, Office of Economic Development work to address COVID-19

Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development is helping university researchers, local businesses, and organizations secure state funding for projects addressing the economic and public health challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.

Date: 10/26/2020

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A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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