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Class trip to Hindman sparked business ideas

A van carrying UVA Wise students had just passed the Virginia border last spring when Professor Shankar Naskar told the class a little about Hindman, Kentucky.   Hindman, the county seat of Knott County, is one of the poorest in the nation. The town is battling the opioid crisis that has gripped many communities in…

COVID-19 health and safety measures update

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is moving quickly to implement health and safety measures to address COVID-19 concerns as the campus readies for fall 2020. The measures vary from the installation of…
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‘Return to Wise’ plan announced

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise announced plans Thursday to bring students back to campus in August. The plan is based…

UVA Wise, BVPS agreement encourages K-12 classroom diversity

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Bristol Virginia Public Schools are working together to promote diversity in the classroom by encouraging students of various backgrounds to become teachers in the city’s school…

Chancellor Henry’s column on behalf of Council of Presidents

Richmond Times Dispatch By Chancellor Donna P. Henry Virginia’s colleges and universities have long served the commonwealth as a source for innovation and growth. Higher education institutions contribute an estimated $39 billion in GDP…

Message from Chancellor Henry on Fall 2020 Intentions

Dear Campus Community, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. Congratulations on the completion of a historic spring semester! Now that the spring is behind us, I understand…
Chancellor Henry in regalia at podium.

Virtual Commencement 2020

The global pandemic may have shuttered classrooms and forced a move to virtual learning with little warning, but there was no doubt…