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From President Tim Sands: Cooperation and Hokie spirit helped us finish the year strong

We had a plan in place to protect our community, maintain operations, and safely return to in-person learning. Our success depended on you — our students, parents, faculty, employees, and alumni — and the support of key partners, including the Town of Blacksburg and the New River Valley Public Health Task Force.

Date: 05/05/2021
Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation works to address food system inequities

Since its creation in 2019, the Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation has collaborated to offer a variety of resources and trainings.

Date: 05/04/2021
Clearing up misinformation drives district's vaccine outreach

The New River Health District is going door-to-door in some communities and to local events, answering questions and offering vaccines on the spot to those who want them.

Date: 05/03/2021
University releases operations plan for summer and fall terms

Date: 04/30/2021
From President Tim Sands: Shared achievements come from supporting one another

President Sands shares an update on COVID cases in the community, changes to outdoor activities, and vaccine progress.

Date: 04/28/2021

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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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