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Health and safety considerations guided spring decisions, say Virginia Tech leaders

In a Thursday town hall, four academic leaders at Virginia Tech acknowledged they have heard frustration from students, especially about losing a weeklong spring break, but are looking for solutions that still allow time to relax and unwind while limiting travel — a key strategy for limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Date: 10/22/2020
Experiential learning becomes experimental learning in sustainable biomaterials

When Audrey Zink-Sharp provided her students with handheld microscopes for remote lab sessions, she found they started making stronger connections to the course material.

Date: 10/22/2020
HokieBird gets mask as part of community commitment

Volunteers across the New River Valley pitch in to make masks for the community, including HokieBird statues.=https://video.vt.edu/media/t/1_18o114zr

Date: 10/21/2020
Mathematics’ Lauren Childs named Cliff and Agnes Lilly Faculty Fellow by Board of Visitors

A member of the Department of Mathematics since 2016, Childs’ research is in mathematical biology and combines mathematical models, theoretical analysis, and biological insight to understand infectious disease dynamics, such as those of the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Date: 10/21/2020
Lessons from another deadly pandemic courtesy of Virginia Tech researchers

Professors of history and statistics at Virginia Tech collaborate to seek a better understanding of COVID-19 through the lens of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Date: 10/21/2020

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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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