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UVI and VITEMA Work to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan

The University of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency are continuing their annual effort to update the territory’s “Hazard Mitigation Plan,” a requirement for FEMA emergency assistance.

Sea Turtle Research Project Spotlighted by Science Saturday

While baby sea turtles must fend for themselves once they hatch and venture into the ocean, a group of scientists is keeping a close eye on their teenage counterparts in Brewers Bay on St. Thomas.

UVI RTPark Hopes to Build Tech Village on Agricultural Land

Senators learned at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing that the 30-acre Tech Village project being undertaken by the University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park is slated to be built on agricultural land across from the St. Croix campus.

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.
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.
UVI President, David Hall spoke Wednesday on Zoom. (Screen capture)

David Hall Gives ‘Pep-Talk’ on Racial Injustice to UVI Community 

UVI President, David Hall, was a guest speaker on UVI Students Activities weekly “Pep Talk” livestream last week, speaking about racial injustice and social unrest.
UVI President David Hall (Photo by Barry Leerdam)

UVI Cuts Budget, Uses Federal Funds to Prevent Layoffs

In his report to the board of trustees Saturday, UVI President David Hall said the ability to tap into a range of federal funds played a “tremendous role” in keeping UVI stable.
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.
Carter Carrick, the former UVI coach, said his stolen phone stolen was used to send an offensively racist message on social media.

UVI Addresses Racist Social Media Post From Former Coach’s Stolen Phone *Correction*

On Monday, members of the Virgin Islands community saw a racist message from the social media account of the University of the Virgin Islands’ former women’s basketball coach, Carter Carrick, that they reported it to the university.

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