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Industry experts: Mentorship, inquisitive spirit among must-have qualities for construction careers

Undergraduate participants attending a recent Building Women in Construction virtual panel had the opportunity to network with female construction industry leaders from Virginia Tech, the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, and more.

Date: 10/29/2020
Alumni couple's contactless candy slide seen around the world

While Chris and Nicole Minor browsed Home Depot's plumbing aisle, their idea for a Halloween candy slide was born. The slide allows for safe pandemic trick-or-treating and is accessible for children with disabilities.

Date: 10/29/2020
Standing up for studio culture

The School of Architecture + Design is one of only a few design schools in the country offering in-person studio courses this year. Preserving this experience for students became a top priority for the school during its COVID-19 planning process.

Date: 10/28/2020
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

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President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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