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Quick access to COVID-19 support resources, testing information among new Hokie Ready app enhancements

The Hokie Ready app offers comprehensive safety and emergency resources for the university community. Virginia Tech Emergency Management recently rolled out a new homescreen feature within the app that will be updated with critical safety information.

Date: 02/16/2021
From President Tim Sands: Increased testing and vigilance required, COVID variants presumed to be in region

Given the data we’re currently seeing and the uncertainty over the spread of more potent variants, it is important to take these actions now to bring the virus under better control and prevent the need to impose more stringent measures.

Date: 02/16/2021
International virologist to address the faith, science of COVID-19 vaccinations in Black communities

Oveta Fuller, a scientist and ordained minister who has worked to address HIV awareness through faith leaders, will bring her experience working with HIV/AIDS to a discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic and resistance to getting vaccinated in the next installment of the Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series, hosted by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC.

Date: 02/15/2021
Student Affairs seeks more Student Advocates for spring semester

Date: 02/11/2021
Avoiding relationship ruts during the pandemic

Rose Wesche, an assistant professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Human Development and Family Science, offers three commonly accepted, research-based strategies that can help romantic relationships thrive during any amount of stress.

Date: 02/11/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
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

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