WVU in the News: WVU administrators discuss COVID-19 safety and more during Return to Campus Conversation

As late January approaches, West Virginia University students are heading back to campus to begin the spring semester.

Their safety and that of all who work at the university and live in the surrounding community is a priority to the university. That showed during WVU’s Return to Campus Conversation on Thursday. The virtual conversation was spearheaded by the dean of students, provost, vice president of strategic initiatives and the dean of the School of Public Health.

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