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Derek Mueller takes whimsical approach in ‘Pandemic Bestiary’ series

Mueller, a faculty member in the Department of English, produced a collection of drawings featuring beasts inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having no training in drawing, Mueller’s thoughtful project for his children turned into a whimsical collection to combat the darkness of challenging times.

Date: 04/22/2021
Alumnus and epidemiologist tries to stem the tide of COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter

While Michael Bazaco, a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and now an epidemiologist at the University of Maryland, believes that social media has been instrumental in the spread of false or misleading info related to COVID-19, he also thinks that it can be used for good.

Date: 04/22/2021
From Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw: Vaccine update for D.C. metro area students

Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw offers more specific guidance on COVID-19 vaccine availability to students in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

Date: 04/20/2021
Health district: COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh risks

By this summer, Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, said she expects that teenagers ages 12 to 16 years old will be able to receive a vaccine.

Date: 04/19/2021
COVID Vaccinations in Lane Stadium

Date: 04/19/2021

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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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