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Scare up some safe Halloween fun

Don’t wait until Oct. 31 to decide how you’re going to celebrate. Make a plan now for a safe Halloween in the midst of the pandemic.

Date: 10/25/2020
Campus operations continue after Thanksgiving break

Virginia Tech will continue to follow the principles and procedures outlined in its Fall 2020 COVID-19 Operational Plan in the coming weeks and months, delivering on its commitment to provide best-in-class operations to the university community.

Date: 10/22/2020
Health and safety considerations guided spring decisions, say Virginia Tech leaders

In a Thursday town hall, four academic leaders at Virginia Tech acknowledged they have heard frustration from students, especially about losing a weeklong spring break, but are looking for solutions that still allow time to relax and unwind while limiting travel — a key strategy for limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Date: 10/22/2020
Experiential learning becomes experimental learning in sustainable biomaterials

When Audrey Zink-Sharp provided her students with handheld microscopes for remote lab sessions, she found they started making stronger connections to the course material.

Date: 10/22/2020
HokieBird gets mask as part of community commitment

Volunteers across the New River Valley pitch in to make masks for the community, including HokieBird statues.=https://video.vt.edu/media/t/1_18o114zr

Date: 10/21/2020

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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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