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Vigilance crucial, despite positive momentum

During a virtual town hall on March 18, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands was joined by Rachel Holloway, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, and Frank Shushok, vice president for student affairs, to discuss plans for the rest of the spring semester and into the fall.

Date: 03/18/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 15

Date: 03/17/2021
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
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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Statements

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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
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

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