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The University’s current dining contract with Sodexo will expire this summer with a new contract starting July 1. Planning for the contract transition to a new vendor or renewal with Sodexo would take place between March and July.
Pitt announces meal plan changes for fall
By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer • July 2, 2020
Pitt announced several updates to student meal plans in a Thursday email, as part of changes being implemented by incoming dining contractor Compass Group.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.
New committee to implement fall reopening
By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief • July 2, 2020
Pitt has established a resiliency steering committee which will help implement reopening for the fall semester.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.
Pitt to release new COVID-19 case numbers weekly
By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief • June 29, 2020
Pitt officials said Monday that they would start releasing COVID-19 case information weekly on Fridays.
“Love, Victor” is a web television series inspired by the 2018 film “Love, Simon.”
Review: ‘Love, Victor’ wants pat on the back for half-hearted representation
By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer
It feels like the showrunners of “Love, Victor” read a bad review of “Love, Simon” and decided the solution to a boring movie about a white, wealthy, gay guy was a boring TV show about a nonwhite, working class, maybe-gay guy.
Dan Minkel, a North Huntingdon resident, performs as a drag queen in Pittsburgh under the name Scarlet Fairweather.
Pittsburgh drag scene adjusts to new normal
By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
Most drag queens and kings earn money and practice their craft by performing at bars, which closed March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the City’s drag scene has far from disappeared.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.
Pitt COVID-19 cases triple in one week
By Ashton Crawley and Jon Moss July 2, 2020
COVID-19 cases at Pitt have tripled since last Friday, with a total of 14 students and 5 employees now testing positive, as of Thursday.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.
Pitt establishes reopening postures for the fall, amidst pandemic
By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief • June 30, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday that Pitt has established three reopening postures and universal health rules to guide the University through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition held a sit-in in the Cathedral Learning in February to demand the board of trustees divest from fossil fuels.
Board to form ad-hoc committee to study fossil fuel divestment
By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief • June 26, 2020
Pitt’s board of trustees will form an ad-hoc committee to study whether the University should divest its $4.3 billion endowment of fossil fuel investments, officials announced at the board’s Friday morning meeting.
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Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall
Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall
By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member
Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.
A column written by former editor-in-chief Don Marbury in the Jan. 16, 1969, edition of The Pitt News.
Op-Ed | Working to tell the story right
By Don Marbury, former Editor-in-Chief of The Pitt News
Rev. Don Marbury, the first Black editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, reflects on his experience during the Black Action Society’s 1969 Cathedral of Learning sit-in.
Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall
Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall
By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist
By keeping social distance guidelines, increasing tests and remaining vigilant and weary of spikes, universities can at least attempt to re-open — and they should.

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Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member
June 23, 2020

Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.

Op-Ed | Working to tell the story right

By Don Marbury, former Editor-in-Chief of The Pitt News
June 23, 2020

Rev. Don Marbury, the first Black editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, reflects on his experience during the Black Action Society’s 1969 Cathedral of Learning sit-in.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist
June 23, 2020

By keeping social distance guidelines, increasing tests and remaining vigilant and weary of spikes, universities can at least attempt to re-open — and they should.

Additional athletes to return to campus on June 29

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer
June 23, 2020

Two weeks after Pitt welcomed football players back to campus for a phased return to voluntary offseason activity, Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29 for a similar process.

Miami transfer Sibande picks Pitt

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor
June 20, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel added to his already robust 2020 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon. Miami University transfer guard Nike Sibande announced at 1 p.m. on his Twitter account that he will use his final year of eligibility playing for the Panthers.

Former athletes push for change within Pitt Athletics

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer
June 19, 2020

Former Panthers Jordan Fields and Ian Troost have joined together to spearhead an attempt to hold the University accountable and effect change.

Artists to listen to during Pride Month and the rest of the year

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News
June 23, 2020

Pride Month shines a light on the LGBTQ+ community and its members, although their music, art and stories shouldn’t only be recognized in June. Regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, here are a few artists in the LGBTQ+ community to listen to this month — and every month after.

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Carnegie Museums to reopen amid pandemic uncertainty

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
June 16, 2020

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will reopen later this month after a three-month closure, and visitors may have to treat each other like priceless works of art.

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Poetry Partnership elevates voices of Black poets

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer
June 16, 2020

The reading featured 10 poets reading their work — Joss Green, Diarra Imani, Dani Janae, Medina Jackson, Maria Kent, Joy KMT, Crystal Massie, Tresa Murphy Green, Christina Springer and Jahqwahn Watson. Much of the subject matter revolved around themes of womanhood, motherhood, Black ancestry and what it means to be Black today in the United States.

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The Pitt Prescription: Exploring medical marijuana as alternative medicine

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer
April 20, 2020

More states are beginning to legalize the use of medical marijuana (AKA medical cannabis) and some patients are getting the opportunity to try new therapies for previously difficult to treat conditions.

The Outbreak | Cannabis, coronavirus and boredom

By Anonymous Staff Writer
April 20, 2020

To be honest, I am not sure if I would be able to keep my sanity during this quarantine without weed to take the edge off. 

College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer
April 20, 2020

Even if students have all the time in the world during quarantine, it can feel really difficult to stay organized in the midst of this lifestyle change.

Photos: Hill District protests for Black trans lives

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor
June 21, 2020

Protesters gathered at the Hill District’s Freedom Corner and then marched to Downtown on Thursday to protest discrimination of Black transgender people.

Photos: Oakland protests after George Floyd’s death

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor
June 14, 2020

Protestors marched from Squirrel Hill to Oakland on Saturday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.

Photos: Bakery Square protests after George Floyd’s death

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor
June 7, 2020

Protesters held a sit-in protest in Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square neighborhood on Saturday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.

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