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Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic
November 25, 2020
Pitt will introduce two changes to its grading policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in what student leaders are calling a “compromise” after many pushed for a continuation of policies introduced last spring to compensate for a more difficult academic environment.

Over 300 students receive code of conduct violations for COVID-19 infractions

The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation’s monthly Oakwatch meeting included two featured speakers from Pitt — Kenyon Bonner, vice provost and dean of students, and Paul Supowitz, vice chancellor for community and governmental relations.
November 20, 2020
More than 300 students have received code of conduct violations for breaking COVID-19 mitigation protocols this semester, according to Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner.

Students worry about new finals schedule, format

Students worry about new finals schedule, format
November 18, 2020
According to Pitt’s fall 2020 final exam schedule, 16 classes — mainly chemistry, economics and statistics classes — are allowed to have in-person final exams on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, and web-based classes will have finals from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.

Pitt to offer students at-home COVID-19 tests

Pitt to offer students at-home COVID-19 tests
November 13, 2020
Pitt will offer students at-home COVID-19 tests after they go home for Thanksgiving break, according to Dr. John Williams, the head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.

‘A four-year exhale’: Democratic organizers reflect on Biden’s win

People celebrate and dance in the street in Squirrel Hill after learning about Biden’s election win.
November 11, 2020
Democratic organizers at Pitt said they were a little nervous while awaiting the results of the presidential election, yet ultimately felt relieved once The Associated Press called the race for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday morning.

Pitt enacts shelter in place, moves to Elevated posture after ‘significant’ increase in COVID-19 cases

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.
November 8, 2020
Pitt will move to the Elevated risk posture and enact a shelter-in-place period thre days earlier than previously scheduled at 12 a.m. Monday.

Protesters gather outside the City-County Building to protect votes

Demonstrators gather on the sidewalk outside of the City-County Building entrance calling for every vote to be counted in the 2020 election on Wednesday afternoon.
November 6, 2020
Two rallies were held at the City-County Building Downtown Wednesday afternoon looking to ensure that the presidential vote wasn’t called before all ballots are counted. Trump filed lawsuits in three swing states Wednesday to halt vote counting.

Presidential election hinges on too-early-to-call battleground states

The 2020 presidential election remains too close to call as of early Wednesday morning.
November 4, 2020
The 2020 presidential election remains too close to call as of early Wednesday morning, with the nail-biter election hinging on the outcome of several midwest swing states, including Pennsylvania, which are still counting ballots in the high-turnout contest.

Biden makes closing pitch to voters at North Side rally

The Bidens at the Heinz Field rally on Monday evening.
November 3, 2020
Lady Gaga used her singing voice — and a rendition of her song “You and I” — to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a Monday evening rally.

Biden-Harris campaign to ‘barnstorm’ Pittsburgh, state Monday

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Public Education forum downtown.
November 1, 2020
The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris campaign announced more information Sunday about its planned Monday “barnstorm” of Pittsburgh and the rest of the state.
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