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Two technology glitches occurred after Pitt disbursed financial aid on Jan. 1, leaving more than 2,400 students with incorrect financial aid packages at the beginning of the semester.

‘The money just disappeared’: Financial aid glitches leave thousands of students scrambling

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer 12:49 am
When Will Hayden checked his Pitt email last Thursday, he thought he was $5,000 richer.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 487 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 12

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 20, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 352 students and 135 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 12 to 18.
The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a virtual commemoration on Sunday of the BAS 1969 computer center takeover.

BAS, AAAC commemorate 1969 computer center takeover with virtual sit-in

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2022
Black Pitt students staged a 1969 sit-in to demand changes for Black students and faculty on campus. The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a Saturday virtual sit-in to commemorate the historic computer center takeover’s 53rd anniversary.
A Port Authority bus drives down a snowy Fifth Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Photos: Scenes from the snow

By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer January 17, 2022

Pittsburgh saw seven inches of snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning. A blanket of snow and ice covers Pitt’s campus after the area’s first winter storm of 2022.

Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 414 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 4

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 13, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 209 students and 205 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11.
Pitt administration poured large sums of money into a “union avoidance” law firm, according to financial disclosures.

Pitt’s spending on ‘union avoidance’ law firm nears $3M

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer January 11, 2022
University administrators continued to pay large sums of money to a “union avoidance” law firm, with total payouts approaching $3 million, according to financial disclosures.
An artist’s rendering of the exterior of Pitt’s pending Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

Recreation, wellness facility under construction to provide variety of student resources

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer January 9, 2022
The new campus recreation and wellness facility is currently under construction at the site of the former O’Hara Garage and Learning Research and Development Center building.
Provost Ann Cudd, pictured at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

Pitt implements cohort arrival, moves classes online for start of spring semester

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 30, 2021
Pitt will implement a cohort-based arrival program for students living in residence halls starting Jan. 8, as well as start classes virtually, according to a pair of Thursday announcements.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Pitt to announce spring plans by Jan. 3 amid Omicron worries

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021
Pitt has not yet made any changes to return-to-campus plans for the spring 2022 semester, but could do so by Jan. 3 as worries rise due to the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Pitt volleyball players celebrate after defeating Purdue and earning a spot in the Final Four of the NCAA womens volleyball championships.

Pitt defeats No. 6 Purdue, advances to first Final Four in program history

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 11, 2021
Pitt volleyball has now gone further in the NCAA Tournament than any past Panther team, after a four-set victory vs. Purdue at the Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday. The Panthers have now earned their first trip to the Final Four in program history.
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