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Sky-high deliveries benefit small businesses, consumers during pandemic

The demand for products delivered by drone has increased dramatically since COVID-19 began, according to Wing, a Christiansburg drone delivery company that works with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership. Wing also has added several Christiansburg businesses to its delivery lineup.

Date: 05/10/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension experts offer tips for preserving food during COVID-19

Preserving foods enables you to create delicious, flavorful, and nutritious food at home that can be enjoyed year-round.

Date: 05/08/2020
University, board of visitors to consider no increase in tuition rates for 2020-21 academic year

In preparation of the full Virginia Tech Board of Visitors meeting scheduled for June 2, the Finance and Resource Management Committee met Thursday to discuss, among several items, tuition scenarios for the 2020-21 academic year.

Date: 05/07/2020
Pandemic parenting needs personal strategy

COVID-19 has altered what parenting looks like for many mothers and fathers. Virginia Tech researcher Cindy Smith provides a few tips that might help navigate these new, at times stressful dynamics.

Date: 05/07/2020
Pandemic leads COINS students to expand operations and educate each other and the general public about commodity markets

Commodity Investing by Students, or COINS, moved online after spring break, and with one analyst finishing the semester in Sweden, the group has leveraged his position and others to increase their outputs.

Date: 05/07/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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