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Panther defense makes up for offensive woes to beat Syracuse 21-10

Paris Ford celebrates after making an interception in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Syracuse.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 19, 2020

In a game marked by offensive mishaps, Pitt (2-0, 1-0 ACC) beat conference rival Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) 21-10.

Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

Students offer mixed reviews of new meal plans, food under Compass Group

The Hub, on the back patio of Posvar Hall, is a new, temporary outdoor dining location that opened Aug. 17.

By India Krug, For The Pitt News

September 16, 2020

Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, requires all first-year students living on-campus to have unlimited meal plans. Along with new meal plans, students shared their opinions on new food options, dining location changes and safety.

Students with mixed feelings as more classes move in person

Provost Ann Cudd said faculty will begin to offer some additional in-person courses over the next few weeks starting Monday.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

For the first time in months, Jillian Werbisky, a junior psychology and administration of justice double major, will attend a class in person this week. Werbisky said she is looking forward to attending her Scene Painting class on Tuesday.

Preview: Panthers to coast by Governors

The NCAA will be adopting different protocols this season to try and keep players and personnel safe from COVID-19, including encouraging same-day travel, using electronic whistles and limiting attendance.

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Narduzzi’s squad will suit up for the first time on Saturday, hosting the Austin Peay Governors at Heinz Field.

Pitt to allow in-person classes if ‘definable benefit,’ remainder to stay online during Elevated posture

Pitt's Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon.

By Rebecca Johnson, Jon Moss, and Alice Tang

September 9, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday afternoon email to faculty members that they can apply to teach their classes in person if there is a “definable benefit” to in-person instruction, and if an instructor’s dean or regional campus president approves teaching plans.

‘We know better’: Greek life leaders address fall recruitment, partying crackdown

Active fraternities and sororities have been conducting virtual recruitment this year.

By Thea Barrett and Maura Scrabis

September 9, 2020

Amid a crackdown on Oakland parties and the student organizations hosting them, some groups are holding themselves to a higher standard. John Altvater, the vice president of recruitment for the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, said his chapter has closely followed COVID-19 health rules and encourages all Greek life chapters and other organizations to follow them.

Pitt adds 37 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt's outdoor COVID-19 testing site is located outside Posvar Hall.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 8, 2020

Pitt added 37 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 36 students and one employee, between last Friday and Monday, continuing an upward trend in reported cases.

Pitt alumna creates civic engagement app

BeamData created a civic action app called Be the Change, which connects people to their state legislators to share community causes.

By India Krug, For The Pitt News

September 6, 2020

Bhavini Patel, an alumna of both Pitt and the University of Oxford, is a leading advocate for social justice through data technology in the Pittsburgh area. BeamData, the startup she co-founded, released its first civic action app called Be the Change, which connects people to their state legislators to share community causes.

‘Terrifying’: Title IX office, students react to new federal regulations

Pitt’s Title IX office has implemented a number of new controversial changes announced by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, meeting the federal government’s Aug. 14 deadline and drawing concerns from some students and Title IX officials in the process.

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

Pitt’s Title IX office has implemented controversial new federal Title IX regulations — meeting the federal government’s Aug. 14 deadline — despite strong opposition from some University officials. Carrie Benson said she has many concerns about the new rules, but her office will comply with them.

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