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Virginia Tech faculty building connections, communities to help students succeed in virtual classrooms

Virginia Tech has taken a collaborative and student-focused approach to developing faculty networks and resources to assist in transitioning courses and reengaging students in active learning.

Date: 10/14/2020
Technical Assistance Program connects university expertise with business needs

When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.

Date: 10/13/2020
Fall break dos and don'ts

Though this semester is unlike any other, the opportunity to take advantage of fall break remains and is perhaps heightened as students will be tasked with staying vigilant in both their studies and in keeping public health guidelines in the weeks to come.

Date: 10/12/2020
New JAMA reports highlight 'striking' number of deaths from COVID-19, says biostatistics expert

"In spite of some of the rhetoric, the United States has lagged behind most of the rest of the world in effectively combating the pandemic," said disease surveillance expert Ron Fricker.

Date: 10/12/2020
Fighting fatigue key in battling COVID-19

If left unchecked, this weariness can become overwhelming and grow into apathy toward those same public health guidelines that have thus far helped mitigate many widespread outbreaks. Some basic coping skills can help individuals lift their spirits and prevent lowering their guard.

Date: 10/09/2020

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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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