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Pitt COVID-19 cases triple in one week

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Ashton Crawley and Jon Moss

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases at Pitt have tripled since last Friday, with a total of 14 students and 5 employees now testing positive, as of Thursday.

Pitt announces meal plan changes for fall

The University’s current dining contract with Sodexo will expire this summer with a new contract starting July 1. Planning for the contract transition to a new vendor or renewal with Sodexo would take place between March and July.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 2, 2020

Pitt announced several updates to student meal plans in a Thursday email, as part of changes being implemented by incoming dining contractor Compass Group.

New committee to implement fall reopening

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2020

Pitt has established a resiliency steering committee which will help implement reopening for the fall semester.

Pitt establishes reopening postures for the fall, amidst pandemic

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday that Pitt has established three reopening postures and universal health rules to guide the University through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt to release new COVID-19 case numbers weekly

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

Pitt officials said Monday that they would start releasing COVID-19 case information weekly on Fridays.

Faculty not required to be in person, but must provide ‘classroom experience’

Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Friday afternoon email to faculty that they are not required to be physically present in the classroom during the fall semester, as part of the University’s new [email protected] teaching model.

PLRB rules Pitt faculty union eligibility list was ‘factually and legally inaccurate’

Faculty union organizers are still hopeful they’ll be able to hold a vote.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 26, 2020

A hearing examiner delivered a victory to faculty union organizers when he ruled Thursday that a Pitt-submitted list was “factually and legally inaccurate.”

Gallagher: Pitt in a ‘watershed’ moment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke about the dual crises facing the University at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that Pitt is in a “watershed” moment, while dealing with the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and combating racial injustice.

Board to form ad-hoc committee to study fossil fuel divestment

The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition held a sit-in in the Cathedral Learning in February to demand the board of trustees divest from fossil fuels.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

Pitt’s board of trustees will form an ad-hoc committee to study whether the University should divest its $4.3 billion endowment of fossil fuel investments, officials announced at the board’s Friday morning meeting.

Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws

Eva Tansky Blum, the outgoing board chairperson, talks during Friday morning's board meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

The University’s board of trustees approved several measures at its meeting Friday morning, including trustee appointments and amendments to the University bylaws.

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