Latest Virginia Polytechnic Institute News

University: 134 unenrolled, didn't comply with vaccine rules

Sep. 01, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials at Virginia Tech say that 134 students are no longer enrolled because they failed to comply with vaccine requirements. The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that less than half of one percent of students are now unenrolled. About 37,000...

UVA, Virginia Tech announce new face mask mandates

Aug. 08, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is requiring everyone on campus to wear face masks indoors starting Monday in the wake of rising coronavirus infections from a highly contagious variant. All students, faculty, staff and visitors -- including those...

Virginia Tech says it was targeted in 2 recent cyberattacks

Jul. 17, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech says it was targeted in two recent cyberattacks but feels confident no data was stolen. Virginia Tech spokesman Mark Owczarski told the Roanoke Times Friday a few university units used Kaseya, a U.S. software company exploited in...

Group asks judge to halt university's anti-bias policies

Jul. 11, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A conservative group is asking a court to temporarily prohibit Virginia Tech from enforcing some of its policies against harassment and discrimination. The Roanoke Times reported Friday that the group is called Speech First Inc. ...