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UVI to Host First Virtual New Student Convocation

The joint ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, via Zoom.

Deacon Ralph Valdemar Lynch Jr. Dies in New Jersey

Deacon Ralph Valdemar Lynch Jr. departed this life on Saturday, July 4, at the age of 85 years.

UVI Bulletin Board for August

Here is what's happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Coral World and UVI Partner to Save Coral Reefs

The territory’s coral reef is under attack by a new disease called the stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), which is a highly lethal, rapid tissue loss disease that affects approximately half of all stony coral species in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

VI Bar Association Holds 26th Annual Moot Court Competition

The competition was just a week away when the pandemic occurred, and the government instituted a prohibition on in-person gatherings. As such, the competition was delayed indefinitely until further information about the pandemic was available

Street Level VI, G-Clef Academy Are Taking Applications for Scholarships

Music education scholarships are open to St. Thomas youth (ages 3 to 17) and adults (ages 30 and up). The following scholarships will be awarded based on each island.

Tasco Martin Dies at 31

Tasco Martin died on Sunday, July 19. He was 31 years old.

Island Green Living Elects Two New Board Members

Island Green Living Association has elected two new board members to its board of directors: Curtis Penn and Shena Esannason, both USVI residents and pillars in the community.

STX Foundation Joins 450 U.S. Philanthropies in Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut Census Short

On Aug. 5, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development joined approximately 450 philanthropic organizations in an unprecedented letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau calling for a retraction of cutting the census short. A full press release facilitated by Gary Bass of the Bauman Foundation is as follows.

Education Asks Parents to Complete ‘Home Technology Form’ Online

The survey is available in both English and Spanish, and it is a follow-up to a similar survey issued to students in March.

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