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Pitt adds 26 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
Pitt adds 26 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor • January 22, 2021
Pitt added 26 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 24 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 32 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included nine cases.
President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Biden, Harris have their work cut out for them, Pitt students say
By Priya Ray, Staff Writer • January 22, 2021
As Pitt students began a new semester of classes, a new presidential administration was being sworn in in Washington. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday.
The New England Revolution selected former Pitt forward Edward Kizza with the 24th pick in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, tied for the highest draft pick in Pitt soccer history.
Former Panther Edward Kizza makes history with MLS SuperDraft first round selection
By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor • January 22, 2021
Prior to Thursday’s event, no Pitt soccer player had ever been drafted in the opening round of the SuperDraft in its 24-year history.
Pitt senior Gabee Ogude worked as part of the media and logistics team for President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
‘A moment I will tell my grandchildren about’: Pitt student works at Biden inauguration
By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer
Gabee Ogude spent the three days before the event at the National Mall working on the Biden Inauguration’s media and logistics team.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a play by Pittsburgh native August Wilson, was adapted into a film by director George C. Wolfe and writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Review: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ is solid, if inexact, adaptation of a classic
By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer
Ma Rainey and her band are recording her new record, but several incidents make the process rather long and troublesome.
Dr. John Williams, the head of the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, clarified details about Pitt’s vaccination effort, which could provide shots to up to 800 people, at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
Students in ‘clinical-facing positions’ to receive vaccines late next week
By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor • January 21, 2021
Students in “clinical-facing positions” will be able to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for next Thursday or Friday at the Petersen Events Center, according to COVID-19 Medical Response Office officials.

Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
October 13, 2020

What’s the Big Idea? What better month to show that innovation and entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be scary than October. The...

The first Panthers Forward cohort will see an average 20 percent reduction in their student federal loan debt through the innovative new program. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsored: Panthers Forward Applications Open Now
September 2, 2020

Full time students on the Pittsburgh campus, who graduate in 2021 and received federal student loans to fund their senior year are eligible to...

Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
By Michael Yeomans • August 26, 2020

College is a time to explore new ideas. And Pitt students of every level from across the university have an amazing resource available that lets...

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