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Covid Companions

Apr 27, 2021
Virginia Tech

When COVID-19 began changing everyone’s lives in the winter of 2020, the town of Blacksburg started planning ahead. It mobilized resources and created a coalition of public officials, academics, and volunteers to keep health and safety measures going out there. But one man was concerned that there was more that needed to be done for the community, something not so easily seen. 

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As the country continues to grapple with racism, new cultural engagement centers are ramping up on campus.  They’re charting a course toward better understanding of the APIDA community. 

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The recent black out in Texas got people wondering: Could something like that happen here?

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U.S. Capital law enforcement is on high alert in case of more violent actions against the government.  Part of the problem is the easy spread of  conspiracy theories. They’re becoming more prevalent and potentially, -- calls to action.  Researchers at Virginia Tech have been working on ways to debunk untrue theories and stop the spread of the kind of disinformation that threatens the Republic.

Justin Mathias

New research out of West Virginia University says trees are now taking up more Carbon Dioxide than ever recorded. And because forests are the planet’s carbon sink, trees all over the world are actually growing larger to keep up with rising CO2. 

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