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From President Tim Sands: The challenge ahead is to stay the course

As we approach Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to rest, relax, and enjoy time with close friends and family in accordance with public health guidelines. But please remain vigilant, and heed the warnings about travel and large indoor groups.

Date: 11/16/2020
Virginia Tech String Project keeps strumming through pandemic

Music majors and music education majors have found ways to offer learning opportunities for the next generation of musicians despite COVID-19.

Date: 11/16/2020
Wide range of initiatives underway striving to optimize air quality in Virginia Tech buildings

Air quality testing; monitoring heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and implementing a stringent air filter replacement operation are all examples of ongoing efforts that strive to maximize air quality and flow in university buildings.

Date: 11/13/2020
Dome offers alternative learning space during COVID-19

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies set up a 2,900-square-foot geodesic dome in between Cowgill and Bishop-Favrao halls for students and faculty to use. As part of the college's COVID-19 response plan, this dome will take the place of several important spaces in Cowgill Hall that are now occupied by socially distanced studio desks.=https://video.vt.edu/media/t/1_9pq5rtzq

Date: 11/13/2020
Researchers study how privacy preferences, family tensions can deter use of contact tracing apps

France Bélanger and Katherine Allen were engaged in a study on smart home speakers and the privacy and other concerns they sparked when the pandemic emerged. Pondering the dilemma of health officials trying to expand the use of contact tracing apps, the researchers wondered whether such apps also triggered similar privacy tensions in families.

Date: 11/13/2020

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Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020
COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020

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