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How colleges track COVID cases

Why Virginia colleges have reported vastly different COVID case counts

"More than 1,500 students at James Madison University have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past two months. Two other universities in the state, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, have reported 1,000 cases or more each. And yet, other large universities in Virginia have claimed dramatically fewer infected students. At VCU, about 300 have tested positive, according to the school’s online dashboard. George Mason and Old Dominion have reported fewer than 100 cases each," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Networking Event

Va. to expand networking program to new regions

"During the next two years Virginia will invest $1.7 million to expand the Network2Work workforce development initiative, Gov. Ralph Northam announced ...The commonwealth will partner with the Virginia Community College System to pilot the Network2Work model in the Shenandoah Valley, Hampton Roads and greater Richmond regions. Network2Work was established by Piedmont Virginia Community College in 2017 to connect job seekers with local job networks and support services," reports Virginia Business.

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ODU opens cybersecurity school

ODU opens School of Cybersecurity, first of its kind in the nation

Old Dominion University opened "its School of Cybersecurity... on the first day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October 1. The school is the first of its kind across the nation as the first research university to offer an interdisciplinary degree program for both undergraduate and graduate students. The opening is in response to the program’s growth and increase in student interest in cybersecurity programs," reports WAVY, TV 10.

Photo: Brian Payne, vice provost for academic affairs; Hongyi “Michael” Wu, director of CCSER who will lead School of Cybersecurity. (Photo Credit: WAVY, TV 10)


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