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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic continues to inform Board of Visitors meetings

The board approved a resolution authorizing the university to adjust its 2020-21 operating budget to reflect the financial impact of COVID-19.

Date: 11/16/2020
A statement on grading from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

Date: 11/16/2020
From President Tim Sands: The challenge ahead is to stay the course

As we approach Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to rest, relax, and enjoy time with close friends and family in accordance with public health guidelines. But please remain vigilant, and heed the warnings about travel and large indoor groups.

Date: 11/16/2020
Virginia Tech String Project keeps strumming through pandemic

Music majors and music education majors have found ways to offer learning opportunities for the next generation of musicians despite COVID-19.

Date: 11/16/2020
Wide range of initiatives underway striving to optimize air quality in Virginia Tech buildings

Air quality testing; monitoring heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and implementing a stringent air filter replacement operation are all examples of ongoing efforts that strive to maximize air quality and flow in university buildings.

Date: 11/13/2020

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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
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

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