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Students advance sustainable change, new growth experiences in Climate Action Commitment update

Students have been key contributors in the ongoing Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment revision process and have had the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in sustainability and invaluable professional development opportunities.

Date: 08/03/2020
Town hall addresses testing, fall semester plans

The mandatory COVID-19 testing for on-campus residents was one of several topics related to the university’s updated plan for testing, tracing, and case management discussed during a virtual town hall with Virginia Tech leaders on July 31.

Date: 07/31/2020
Athletics provides update on 2020 football season

Date: 07/31/2020
Let me clear my throat: Capturing coughing sounds provides data for predicting epidemiological trends

Seeking ways to improve prediction methods to preempt future global health crises, Virginia Tech researchers are developing a cost-effective and highly deployable approach for monitoring respiratory illness for public health epidemic forecasting.

Date: 07/31/2020
Need a reason to bring a bike back to campus? Here are seven

Biking in Blacksburg and on the Virginia Tech campus is one of the most convenient , sustainable, and fun ways to get around.

Date: 07/31/2020

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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
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

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