WVU experts encourage healthcare providers, institutions to build trust with communities of color to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates

While West Virginia is one of the nation’s leaders in COVID-19 vaccine delivery, some folks in the state—notably people of color—may be hesitant to receive the vaccine. Experts at West Virginia University point to misinformation about how the vaccine works and a long-standing mistrust of government and medical institutions as reasons for lower vaccination rates among Black Americans.

WVU’s annual Clery Act report now available

The most recent Clery Act report for West Virginia University shows instances of robbery decreased in 2019 compared to the previous year, reported burglaries remain flat and an uptick in arrests for liquor law and drug abuse violations, as well as an increase in reported rape and fondling offenses.

WVU Alumni Association president and CEO to step down at end of academic year

The West Virginia University Alumni Association announced Tuesday, Nov. 24, that Colonel Sean Frisbee, USAF (Ret.), president and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association and vice president for alumni relations, will leave office on June 30, 2021, after more than five years of service in order to shift focus towards economic development in West Virginia.