Virginia Tech, through the Cranwell International Center, is actively engaging with the international student community to ensure they have the information and support necessary to navigate these changes.
The plan includes guidelines for initial and ongoing screening and testing of students and employees, cooperation with local health department contact-tracing investigations, and effective case management within the university population should an employee or student become infected.
The university congratulates faculty and staff members for their contributions in a number of categories, from advising students to championing outreach and research. A special video will debut at 11 a.m. today on the awards page.
The virtual forum, introduced by President Tim Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke, examined Virginia’s economic recovery as well as higher education’s response and role in that recovery.
During the virtual town hall, President Tim Sands was joined by Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president and chief business officer, and Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources, to discuss employee issues and answer questions.
In the statement, he writes, "We agree with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ position that Congress should now codify protections for Dreamers, including work authorization and a path to citizenship."
Juneteenth marked the end of slavery, and the beginning of a long and arduous struggle for freedom and equality by African Americans. That struggle, which played out across the nation, the commonwealth, and on our campus, continues today.
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.
The President’s Award for Excellence, established in 1990 by President James D. McComas, is an annual recognition of full-time staff and administrative and professional faculty for their outstanding contributions and consistently excellent performance. Twenty-seven employees with a collective 450 years of service were nominated for this year's award.
We have an opportunity as individuals and in our own communities to construct a microcosm of the society in which we wish to live. At Virginia Tech, we have anchored that aspiration in our Principles of Community, but principles only become meaningful if they are acted upon.
Reflecting the uncertainty of the full impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on university resources, the preliminary budget for 2020-21 will be based on the current 2019-20 base operating budget, adjusted to include revenue contingencies and a 5 percent budget reduction in the university budget.
If approved by the full board at its June 2 meeting, tuition will remain at $11,420 annually for Virginia undergraduate students for the third consecutive year. Tuition for nonresident students will remain at $29,960.
Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative sought proposals for scalable pilot programs for experiential learning from member institutions across Virginia that would provide students with industry experience and enhance their skillsets to better prepare them to enter the cybersecurity workforce. Six experiential learning projects have been funded.