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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
Town-Gown conversation to discuss COVID-19 work in community

Date: 11/13/2020
Ron Fricker joins National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics

The senior associate dean in the Virginia Tech College of Science and a professor in the Department of Statistics, Fricker focuses his research on the performance of various statistical methods for use in disease surveillance and statistical process control methodologies more generally.

Date: 11/13/2020

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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