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‘If I just walked out and left, no one would know’: Students detail lax rules, miscommunication in Pitt’s quarantine housing

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan
October 21, 2020

In Pitt’s quarantine housing, students described lax rules and little oversight, allowing them to skirt the University’s physical distancing rules. One student said they went on walks outside, and others in the housing had visitors, even whole families.

Pitt dining worker union alleges ‘direct violation’ of contract by dining contractor, raises safety concerns

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer
October 21, 2020

By cutting hours for Pitt dining workers, their union argues contractor Compass Group is committing a “direct violation” of its contract. The company said it has “temporarily adjusted hours slightly in order to maintain the working status of all associates.”

Pitt honors alumni through prestigious awards

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News
October 21, 2020

One of the major events of homecoming is honoring Pitt alumni and recognizing their dedication to the University and the Pitt community. This is done through five different honors — the Roc Spirit Award, the Ivan and Mary Novick Award for Young Alumni Leadership, the Bill Baierl Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and being named a Distinguished Alumni Fellow.

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