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Derek Mueller takes whimsical approach in ‘Pandemic Bestiary’ series

Mueller, a faculty member in the Department of English, produced a collection of drawings featuring beasts inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having no training in drawing, Mueller’s thoughtful project for his children turned into a whimsical collection to combat the darkness of challenging times.

Date: 04/22/2021
Alumnus and epidemiologist tries to stem the tide of COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter

While Michael Bazaco, a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and now an epidemiologist at the University of Maryland, believes that social media has been instrumental in the spread of false or misleading info related to COVID-19, he also thinks that it can be used for good.

Date: 04/22/2021
From Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw: Vaccine update for D.C. metro area students

Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw offers more specific guidance on COVID-19 vaccine availability to students in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

Date: 04/20/2021
Health district: COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh risks

By this summer, Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, said she expects that teenagers ages 12 to 16 years old will be able to receive a vaccine.

Date: 04/19/2021

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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
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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