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UVI School of Agriculture Observes World Food Day

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture observed World Food Day on Sunday both on the grounds of the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and virtually.

She’s Royal – Raven Phillips Wins Title of Miss UVI 2020

Campus life at the University of the Virgin Islands, which has been mostly flay and humdrum during the pandemic, enjoyed a moment of luster on Wednesday when Raven Phillips was crowned Miss UVI 2020.

Lawmakers Push Plan to Develop Territory’s Agriculture

The V.I. Legislature took its first step Monday to creating a profitable and sustainable community-based agricultural program for U.S. Virgin Island farmers.

UVI Confirms Two Staff Members had COVID-19 in August

Officials at the University of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that two staff members on St. Thomas contracted the novel coronavirus in August.
Ruth Beagles attended her granddaughter Rudi’s graduation in 2008. (Photo provided by John Beagles)

Virgin Islanders Mourn Venerable Educator Ruth Harrigan-Beagles

Former educator and cultural advocate Ruth Harrigan-Beagles died on June 6 in Sun City, Florida, and Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. was one of the first to offer his condolences.

Scientists Work to Unravel Mystery of Rare Leatherback Nest at Hull Bay

Some time on the night of May 2, a massive leatherback sea turtle hauled herself from the ocean onto Hull Bay beach to lay nearly six dozen eggs in what scientists say was a “very rare” event for St. Thomas.

UVI Plans to Gradually Open for Fall Semester

Although the number of active COVID-19 cases in the territory continues to grow, the University of the Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it will reopen for the fall semester.
Paula Tracey (Provided photo)

New Program at UVI Opens Opportunities for Social Workers

Widespread concern for falling numbers in the social work profession was the impetus for creating a master's in social work degree at the University of the Virgin Islands. After two years of planning, the new program is set to launch this fall.
V.I. Government officials and representatives from Fresh Ministries and Farmers in Action turn the first shovels of dirt at the future site of an aquaponics center. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Officials Break Ground on STX Aquaponics Center

After several years of planning, government officials, members of Farmers in Action and Fresh Ministries broke ground on a plot of land in Estate Bethlehem’s coconut grove for an agribusiness center for aquaponic farming.
The University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix campus. (Source file photo)

UVI Increases Number of Academic Schools, Adds Degrees

New degree programs approved Saturday by the University of the Virgin Islands’ board of trustees will open up more opportunities for students to design their own paths of study.

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