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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 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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