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Students return to work in laboratories, research spaces for fall semester

Undergraduate and graduate students returning to Virginia Tech for the fall semester on sponsored research or course credit may return to established or new research projects.

Date: 08/11/2020
Virtual consultations for researchers will continue

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance will continue virtual consultations for researchers on all campuses with subject matter experts from the Institutional Biosafety Committee Program, Human Research Protection Program, Animal Care and Use Program, Research Conflict of Interest Program, Research Integrity and Consultation Program, and Privacy and Research Data Protection Program.

Date: 08/11/2020
Finding the balance between work and home

Virginia Tech provides options during COVID-19 to address childcare concerns while the university continues to advocate for more regional childcare resources.

Date: 08/10/2020
A message from Virginia Tech President Tim Sands

The risks of a residential model at Virginia Tech today are different than they were in March. It is important to remember that we have vastly more information today about COVID-19 than we did in the spring.

Date: 08/09/2020
Virginia Tech COVID-19 lab ready to test thousands of student samples

Starting this week, as students begin to return to campus for the fall semester, the lab’s capacity of 1,000 tests per day will also be dedicated to Virginia Tech students and employees in high-contact roles.

Date: 08/09/2020

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Statements

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
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

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