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COVID-19 response in developing countries: Virginia Tech team adapts agricultural services when farmers need them most

To address food insecurity during the pandemic, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management is improving the ways in which it disseminates crop solutions to farmers in the developing world.

Date: 06/12/2020
Feminist activism goes online to support a home for abandoned children

A sociology class in feminist activism took its fundraiser online to support Aarti for Girls in Kadapa, India.

Date: 06/12/2020
Orientation leaders prepare online experience for students and families

Virginia Tech is welcoming new Hokies and their families through an online orientation experience this summer. The university began working to implement the new format after announcing in the spring that orientation would be online in response to COVID-19.

Date: 06/11/2020
Virginia Tech establishes multifaceted COVID-19 prevention cleaning approach

As the Virginia Tech community proceeds toward an increased on-campus presence this fall, the university is committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness across all campus facilities.

Date: 06/09/2020
Students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine assemble face shields

The shields were 3D printed by faculty and students in the College of Engineering to aid health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.=https://video.vt.edu/media/VTCSOM+Face+Shield+Construction/1_dss1wm17

Date: 06/09/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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