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Engineering a better lab experience

Assistant Professor of Practice Kevin Young spent summer 2020 applying his 11 years of professional engineering experience and nine years as an instructor to rework the lab component of his Civil and Environmental Engineering 2814 course. The result? A comprehensive revision and the development of a lab safety policy that Virginia Tech’s Environmental Health and Safety team approved immediately, complimenting its detail and thoroughness.

Date: 03/17/2021
From President Tim Sands: Let's finish strong

There are many reasons to be optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and that we will be able to resume a more normal way of life in the summer. Yet, globally, nationally, and certainly in Virginia, more transmissible variants and pandemic fatigue could jeopardize or delay a return to normal.

Date: 03/15/2021
CAUS Group Builds COVID-Safe Collaboration Space In Newman Library

Students from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Living Learning Labs applied their architecture skills to build plexiglass barriers that will allow small groups to safely collaborate in Newman Library.

Date: 03/15/2021
Outdoors provides safe environment for engineering lab

After COVID-19 prompted an abrupt migration to online instruction during the spring 2020 semester, Assistant Professor Kevin D. Young developed a plan for his CEE Measurements course that would allow students to safely participate in the lab component during the spring 2021 semester.

Date: 03/12/2021
Hokies reflect on pandemic's one-year mark

Approaching the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, several members of the Virginia Tech community reflected on the past 12 months, what they learned, what changed, and for whom they're grateful.

Date: 03/12/2021

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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
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

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