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Backpacking course marches on in outdoor classroom

Seven students recently completed the course’s capstone project, an overnight backpacking trip to Tinker Cliffs in nearby Botetourt County. Another seven students completed a similar project at McAfee Knob in Catawba, Virginia, a week later.

Date: 11/03/2020
Chamber Singers rehearse in garage space

The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have utilized an on-campus parking garage as a safe rehearsal space during the COVID-19 pandemic.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_fj1ea8bv

Date: 11/02/2020
Students in isolation, quarantine can vote on Election Day

Students who already are registered to vote in Montgomery County must request an application for an emergency absentee ballot by noon on Nov. 2. Once approved, they will receive a paper ballot to vote, from campus, on Election Day.

Date: 11/01/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension goes digital, explores new pathways for content delivery

Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.

Date: 10/30/2020
Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey gives an update on spring work plans, leave, and resources

The upcoming spring semester will operate similarly to the fall semester, outlined in the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Operational Plan.

Date: 10/29/2020

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Statements

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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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