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New study shows differences in how men and women perceive risks of COVID-19 pandemic

When survey responders were asked during a Virginia Tech study to rate their fear of the pandemic on a sliding scale, nearly 20 percent of women chose the highest possible option compared with 9.3 percent of men. However, previous studies have shown that men are more likely to experience severe illness or die of COVID-19.

Date: 11/11/2021
Michael Mulhare recognized for service and leadership during Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 response

For the past 20 months, Mulhare has been at the forefront of the university’s response to the virus, serving as Virginia Tech’s COVID director, leader of the Incident Management Team, and advisor to President Tim Sands and his leadership team.

Date: 11/11/2021
New River Health District hosting vaccine clinic for children 5-11 on Wednesday, Nov. 10

Date: 11/08/2021
Virginia Tech housekeeping tackles flu through thorough cleaning and disinfecting, strong teamwork

Through universitywide collaboration, best-in-class disinfecting practices and training, and dedicated service, these teams remain committed to slowing the spread of the seasonal flu.

Date: 11/04/2021
Still waiting for that package to arrive? It may be awhile

Barbara Hoopes, associate professor of business information technology, recently discussed the challenges with the supply chain nationally and globally and how consumers can maneuver this unprecedented time, particularly as the holiday season approaches.

Date: 11/04/2021

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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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