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Virginia Tech faculty building connections, communities to help students succeed in virtual classrooms

Virginia Tech has taken a collaborative and student-focused approach to developing faculty networks and resources to assist in transitioning courses and reengaging students in active learning.

Date: 10/14/2020
Technical Assistance Program connects university expertise with business needs

When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.

Date: 10/13/2020
Fall break dos and don'ts

Though this semester is unlike any other, the opportunity to take advantage of fall break remains and is perhaps heightened as students will be tasked with staying vigilant in both their studies and in keeping public health guidelines in the weeks to come.

Date: 10/12/2020
New JAMA reports highlight 'striking' number of deaths from COVID-19, says biostatistics expert

"In spite of some of the rhetoric, the United States has lagged behind most of the rest of the world in effectively combating the pandemic," said disease surveillance expert Ron Fricker.

Date: 10/12/2020
Fighting fatigue key in battling COVID-19

If left unchecked, this weariness can become overwhelming and grow into apathy toward those same public health guidelines that have thus far helped mitigate many widespread outbreaks. Some basic coping skills can help individuals lift their spirits and prevent lowering their guard.

Date: 10/09/2020

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Statements

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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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