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Sewing solutions to help fight COVID-19

To date, the group Debie McDonald created, Sewing for Life, has completed more than 1,000 cloth masks, which have been donated to churches, a community outreach program for low-income families, essential workforce members, and medical professionals.

Date: 04/15/2020
Macroeconomics comes to life in Mike Ellerbrock’s digital classroom

Ellerbrock uses lessons from current COVID-19 pandemic events to drive home economic principles in his online classes.

Date: 04/14/2020
Admissions process to lift testing requirement for 2020-21 cycle

There will be no advantage or special consideration for students who choose to take the tests, and no penalty for those who choose to not take the tests.

Date: 04/14/2020
Too much sourdough starter? Try Inn at Virginia Tech's recipe for crumpets

Scott Watson, executive chef at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, offers a simple recipe for locked-in bakers who are rolling in sourdough.

Date: 04/13/2020
Shifting routines, new work spaces, WiFi overload - Hokie parents, students adjust to life under one roof

As college students return home to finish spring semester classes online due to COVID-19, families are forced to adapt on the fly. After all, this isn’t just a week of spring break or a summerlong stay.

Date: 04/13/2020

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COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020
A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020

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