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Medical school moves its small-group, problem-based learning online to help stop the spread of COVID-19

The method is used in the first and second years of the curriculum as a way for students to learn the basic science they need to know as physicians within the framework of real patient cases.

Date: 04/10/2020
Some do's and don'ts for drinking during a crisis

Hokie Wellness shares insight and guidance on healthy alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 04/10/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension expert offers tips for safely buying take-out food and packages during COVID-19

The reliance on take-out and food delivery has increased because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and, while the food supply is safe, there are ways to emphasize food safety from these sources.

Date: 04/10/2020
A student’s perspective

Nina Tarr, whose parents live in Italy, is finishing her junior year in her apartment in Blacksburg. "We’re all Hokies—and we’re all in this together."

Date: 04/09/2020
Commencement plans, summer activities among topics discussed at virtual town hall

During the hourlong event, which was streamed live, President Tim Sands and university leaders discussed Virginia Tech's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Date: 04/09/2020

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A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020
Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020

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