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Industry experts: Mentorship, inquisitive spirit among must-have qualities for construction careers

Undergraduate participants attending a recent Building Women in Construction virtual panel had the opportunity to network with female construction industry leaders from Virginia Tech, the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, and more.

Date: 10/29/2020
Alumni couple's contactless candy slide seen around the world

While Chris and Nicole Minor browsed Home Depot's plumbing aisle, their idea for a Halloween candy slide was born. The slide allows for safe pandemic trick-or-treating and is accessible for children with disabilities.

Date: 10/29/2020
Standing up for studio culture

The School of Architecture + Design is one of only a few design schools in the country offering in-person studio courses this year. Preserving this experience for students became a top priority for the school during its COVID-19 planning process.

Date: 10/28/2020
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

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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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