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Pitt enacted shelter-in-place guidelines on March 31 in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases among students, which included the closure of study spaces in residence halls and lounges and decreased library operating hours.
Students say shelter-in-place guidelines are ‘inconsistent,’ protest closed study spaces in residence halls
By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer • 2:47 am
After Pitt enacted a shelter-in-place on March 31 — which called for closing study spaces in several residence halls due to the rise in COVID-19 cases — students took to several residence halls to plaster flyers in protest of the closed spaces.
A Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board official ruled Friday on the size of a potential bargaining unit for Pitt faculty, marking a win for union organizers and moving the campaign further toward an election.
PLRB rules on size of potential Pitt faculty union
By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss 2:39 am
A Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board official ruled Friday on the size of a potential bargaining unit for Pitt faculty, marking a win for union organizers and moving the campaign further toward an election.
The club TEDx @Pitt hosted a conference Sunday afternoon featuring presentations from four speakers, including first-year microbiology major Kim Le, career consultant and Pitt alumna Emily Bennett, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta of the 181st District of Pennsylvania and Provost Ann Cudd.
TEDx @Pitt hosts conference to reflect on 2020
By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer • 2:09 am
Since TEDx @Pitt is an independent conference, it was put together entirely by Pitt students, according to Ryan Young, vice president of the organization.
Natalie Diaz joined poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and writer and performance artist lê thị diễm thúy for “Of Sounds and Re-sounds” Wednesday night, as the fourth event in the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ “Black Studies 2.0” series.
CAAPP event explores sound, diaspora and oppression
By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor
Diana Khoi Nguyen, an assistant professor of English writing, curated and moderated “Of Sounds and Re-sounds” Wednesday night as the fourth event in the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ “Black Studies 2.0” series.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival @ Home will feature Daphne Brooks (left), a Yale professor and Black feminist music critic, and Jasmine Cho, a baker based in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust brings humanities to the people with Humanities Festival @ Home
By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer
The festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University, offers weekly talks about various topics in the humanities.
Student Affairs hosted a town hall on Thursday evening via Zoom to reflect on the transparency within the Pitt police department, as well as to address questions students had relating to the Pitt police.
Pitt police town hall addresses funding, weapon usage among officers
By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer • 2:35 am
Student Affairs hosted a town hall on Thursday evening via Zoom to reflect on transparency within Pitt police, as well as addressing student concerns relating to the Pitt police.


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