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WVU to provide emergency COVID-19 federal grants to eligible students

The federal government has approved new emergency funding amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, West Virginia University will be distributing approximately $10 million in emergency grants to eligible students.

WVU announces Dean’s, President’s lists for fall 2020

A total of 6,937 West Virginia University students earned honors during the fall 2020 semester. In all, 4,078 students were named to the Dean’s List, having earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Another 2,859 students were named to the President’s List for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Monongalia County, Mon Health Department, Mon Health System, and WVU Medicine to form COVID-19 vaccine partnership

Citing the urgent need to vaccinate as many West Virginians against the SARS-CoV-2 virus as soon as possible, the elected leadership of Monongalia County, the Monongalia Health Department, Mon Health System, and WVU Medicine announced Monday (Jan. 25) that they are combining resources – people, vaccines, and infrastructure – to support Gov. Jim Justice’s on-going efforts to vaccinate West Virginians against the virus. The new partnership will unite community vaccination efforts utilizing the existing clinic that WVU Medicine established last week at the Morgantown Mall in the former Sears location.

Using wearable tech to keep babies, pregnant women healthy

Pregnancy doesn’t have to sabotage athletes’ fitness. Shon Rowan—a researcher with the WVU School of Medicine—and his colleagues used a wearable device called WHOOP to monitor the heart rate and heart rate variability of women before they conceived, throughout pregnancy and after giving birth. The data that the researchers collected from the WHOOP devices suggests that some women may be in better shape after delivering their babies than they were before they became pregnant.

WVU moves to all remote delivery for Morgantown campus until noon Monday, Jan. 25

West Virginia University will move on-campus instruction on the Morgantown campus online until noon Monday (Jan. 25) due to inclement weather and road conditions. Classes already offered online and those in hybrid form will also continue as planned. Students on clinical rotations should check in with their program directors for additional guidance. The remainder of the University, including dining, buses and COVID-19 testing, will operate on a normal schedule.

University Police Chief Chedester stepping down, Scott to serve as interim chief

West Virginia University announced Thursday, Jan. 21 that University Police Chief William P. “W.P.” Chedester II has decided to step down from his role due to medical reasons. Chedester will continue to serve University Police as a lieutenant within the department. Phil Scott, who previously served as deputy chief within University Police, will serve as interim chief.

WVU extends cancellation of classes on Morgantown campus due to weather, road conditions

West Virginia University has extended the cancellation of classes on the Morgantown campus until 1 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20) due to inclement weather and road conditions. In-person instruction with a start time prior to 1 p.m. are canceled today. Online classes and those in hybrid form that are scheduled to meet today will not be affected and will continue as planned.