WVU will not hold in-person classes this semester, campus shuts down with all work remote

West Virginia University and its divisional campuses in Keyser and Beckley will extend alternative delivery of classes through the rest of the semester in response to the continued threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Additionally, all employees – except for those needed to keep online operations running and a select few others – must work from home, and residence halls will remain shuttered.

WVU shares lessons learned, expands ‘Would You?’ campaign with free educational toolkit to end hazing, increase bystander awareness

West Virginia University's "Would You?" safety campaign is expanding with a free toolkit which includes graphic templates, access to the documentary “Breathe, Nolan, Breathe,” as well as discussion strategies to facilitate honest, open dialogue about hazing, bystander intervention and amnesty laws. Ultimately, the hope is that the lessons learned on the WVU campus can be used by colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide to save lives.

UPDATE: Two suspects arrested after off-campus Morgantown shooting resulting in one injury

Morgantown Police have arrested two suspects, 29-year-old Edward Kolleh and 20-year-old Ethan Horseman. One person was injured in an off-campus shooting incident Saturday, Feb. 29. The victim’s condition is unavailable at this time. The Morgantown Police Department is the lead investigating agency, and University Police is assisting. WVU will continue to provide updates as it receives new information from Morgantown Police.

UPDATE: WVU student killed, suspects charged with murder

The victim was identified as Eric James Smith, 21, a sophomore majoring in multidisciplinary studies from Clementon N.J. Smith was a former resident of the College Park where the shooting occurred. Two suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting and are expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon. The suspects are Terrell Linear, 21, and Shaundarius T. Reeder 20. Both are charged with first-degree murder. Both are from Fairmont and neither is a WVU student. Both were arraigned Friday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.

UPDATE: WVU clears Engineering Research Building after chemical accident

Affected chemical materials were removed from the Engineering Research Building Tuesday (Oct. 22) and normal operations resumed Thursday (Oct. 23) in the building. Students, faculty and staff in the ERB were sent home for the day (Tuesday, Oct. 22) as a precaution after a chemical accident inside one of the laboratories.