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Engineering a better lab experience

Assistant Professor of Practice Kevin Young spent summer 2020 applying his 11 years of professional engineering experience and nine years as an instructor to rework the lab component of his Civil and Environmental Engineering 2814 course. The result? A comprehensive revision and the development of a lab safety policy that Virginia Tech’s Environmental Health and Safety team approved immediately, complimenting its detail and thoroughness.

Date: 03/17/2021
From President Tim Sands: Let's finish strong

There are many reasons to be optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and that we will be able to resume a more normal way of life in the summer. Yet, globally, nationally, and certainly in Virginia, more transmissible variants and pandemic fatigue could jeopardize or delay a return to normal.

Date: 03/15/2021
Hokies reflect on pandemic's one-year mark

Approaching the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, several members of the Virginia Tech community reflected on the past 12 months, what they learned, what changed, and for whom they're grateful.

Date: 03/12/2021
Colleges unite to explore the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of contexts

The pandemic is multifaceted, and a full range of expertise is needed for essential insights into both its immediate and enduring impact.

Date: 03/12/2021
As COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, health district may move to new phase by April

The New River Health District is administering three vaccine versions — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. All three are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death, according to the district.

Date: 03/10/2021

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Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020
COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020

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