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West Virginia University expands mask requirements

Sep. 10, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will expand its mask mandate to include all indoor campus spaces, officials said Friday. Masks will be required beginning on Monday in all buildings and facilities regardless of vaccination status through Oct. 6, when...

WVU freshman embraces summer research opportunity

Aug. 29, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — As he begins his freshman year at West Virginia University, Bridgeport native Easton Cahill was prepared for his first semester by engaging in university research. In July, Cahill was one of 15 students who were part of the Summer Immersion...

WVa's largest private employer issues worker vaccine mandate

Aug. 23, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Health System, the state's largest private employer, announced Monday that it will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 31 as COVID-19 cases continue to grow exponentially statewide. ...

West Virginia University requiring masks in classes, labs

Aug. 17, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University said Tuesday that it is requiring masks to be worn in classrooms and labs for the next 30 days, citing several factors, including that not enough students and employees have submitted proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. ...

West Virginia University settles rockslide lawsuits

Aug. 17, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has settled two lawsuits filed over injuries stemming from a rockslide. Three people were taken to a hospital in February 2020 after boulders fell from a hillside, striking a car and a transit shuttle vehicle at the...

Plant owner in talks with WVU to transfer shuttered facility

Aug. 11, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owner of a shuttered pharmaceutical plant that recently idled hundreds of workers said Wednesday it has entered into talks to potentially transfer the complex to West Virginia University for possible other business uses. Viatris Inc. said...

WVU aims to reach 80% COVID-19 vaccination rate by Sept. 1

Aug. 04, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is asking its students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated for the coronavirus as it tries to keep pace with the rest of the state. The university will develop additional enforcement and safety protocols for...

National Science Foundation awards $982K for WVU projects

Aug. 03, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $982,000 for two research projects at West Virginia State University, the state's two U.S. senators announced. “The National Science Foundation continues to be a strong partner for West...

West Virginia University receiving funds to study rainforest

Jul. 26, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 for ecology research at West Virginia University to study the interaction of trees and soil water in the Amazon rainforest. The $152,649 in funding was announced last week by...

21 WVa hospitals receiving $258K apiece for COVID work

Jul. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hospitals throughout West Virginia will receive a total of $5.4 million from the federal government for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funds Thursday, saying each of the 21 rural hospitals...