A Virginia Tech student living off campus in Blacksburg has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent out Friday by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. The student is believed to have been exposed to the virus during international travel and is in self quarantine. “The Virginia Department of Health, working with our own
Lynchburg mayor calls Falwell's move "reckless"; governor urges him to reconsider
UPDATED 6:40 P.M., MARCH 25 As Lynchburg city officials blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., calling him “reckless” for inviting students back to campus after spring break, Gov. Ralph Northam weighed in on the brouhaha Wednesday, making a public request for the controversial conservative icon to reverse course in light of the growing COVID-19
NOVA hopes to grant at least 1,500 financially vulnerable students with $500 apiece.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Educational Foundation on Monday launched an emergency student aid fund to help students struggling with economic fallout from COVID-19, with a goal to issue $500 grants to at least 1,500 students. More than half of NOVA’s 85,000 students work full- or part-time jobs, according to the community college, and the
Public, private and community colleges have canceled commencements.
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has canceled 2020 graduation ceremonies at all 23 state community colleges in light of federal guidance urging people to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois announced in a letter Tuesday. “While it’s a celebration of individual achievements, it’s a community celebration. Many of
Employee works for U.Va. Women's Center
University of Virginia President James E. Ryan announced late Monday that a U.Va. Women’s Center staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. “Given the progression of the virus, it is not a surprise to discover a local case, but we know it will heighten anxiety,” Ryan said in the statement. The individual is in quarantine
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks, due to the spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. Schools will close starting on Monday, March 16, through at least March 27. Localities will be able to make their own staffing decisions to ensure students continue
More than 15 colleges and universities, including Virginia Tech and U.Va., are canceling in-person classes, likely for the rest of the semester.
UPDATED 6 A.M. MARCH 13 As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across Virginia, more than 15 colleges and universities across the commonwealth — including the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University and James Madison University — are moving all classes online. A student at Longwood University, which is closing
Northern Virginia Community College also is canceling in-person classes.
UPDATE, 3:34 p.m., MARCH 11: The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is the latest state higher education institution to announce that it is suspending in-person education and will be moving all classes online as coronavirus spreads in Virginia. U.Va. Wise plans to switch to online classes as of March 23 for the remainder of
Paula Sorrell comes from the University of Michigan.
George Mason University announced Tuesday that Paula Sorrell, the director of the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute, will become the associate vice president of innovation and economic development effective May 1. Mason recently created its School of Computing and Institute for InnovAtion (IDIA) in preparation for Amazon.com Inc.’s East Coast arrival. In her new
Jennifer Malat is a sociologist and dean from the University of Cincinnati.
Jennifer Malat will be dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences effective July 1, the university announced Tuesday. Malat is currently the divisional dean for social sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Arts and Sciences and oversees academic affairs, faculty affairs and research. Before serving as dean, she