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Virginia Tech community converges to help meet need for COVID-19 medical supplies

In mid-March, an interdisciplinary group of more than 75 faculty, students, and staff split into teams to carry out 10 projects in rapid science and production, working together to provide Southwest Virginia medical professionals with personal protective equipment and ventilation supplies, as well as the insights to inform their use.

Date: 04/16/2020
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

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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
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020

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