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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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Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020
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

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