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Black Action Society provides updates to SGB on student demands

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

SGB received its first update from Ottley at the board’s Tuesday night meeting regarding the University's response to demands created by Pitt’s Black Senate. Ottley said the demands ask Pitt to examine its “racist foundations” and stand in solidarity with Black students. Board members also gave updates on some other key initiatives currently in the works.

SGB offers prizes for students who complete census by Sept. 30 deadline

Student Government Board will raffle off 25 $100 gift cards to the campus bookstore for people living off campus who respond to the Census by the Sept. 30 deadline.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 23, 2020

The Student Government Board is offering $2,500 in gift cards to the University Store on Fifth for students who complete the U.S. census by the new Sept. 30th self-reporting deadline.

‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities.

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath.

Students adjust to living in hotels

Students write messages with sticky notes in the windows of their Wyndham hotel dorm rooms.

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

When Sophia Hernandez’s dorm tour TikTok went viral, it wasn’t because people liked her decorations. It was because her dorm wasn’t a dorm at all — it was a hotel room.

Oakland restaurants ‘delivering’ on expectations despite COVID-19 restrictions

Primanti Bros. is a sandwich shop chain that finds its roots in Pittsburgh.

By Bobbo Craig, For The Pitt News

September 23, 2020

Although many restaurants have been able to open their doors to the public, many are still feeling the detrimental effects of COVID-19. To be in accordance with Allegheny County COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants must close their doors by 11 p.m., keep the number of people in the building below 25% of full capacity, maintain social distancing and enforce mask-wearing.

Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor

Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.

By India Krug, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Some of the Pitt community’s smallest pedestrians are missing this semester — the Starship Technologies food delivery robots. The robots, which became a part of campus culture, provided a meal option right outside students’ doors.

Oakland bars find ways to connect with students amid strict COVID-19 rules

Gene’s Place, a once bustling bar, is now much quieter on the weekends.

By Maura Scrabis, For The Pitt News

September 23, 2020

Many bars do not see how they can profit under the ever-changing county and state orders. Popular Oakland spots such as Garage Door Saloon and Hemingway’s Cafe are currently closed. Mario’s Oakland Saloon joins Gene’s Place and Thirsty Scholar in offering takeout drinks, and Bootleggers currently offers outdoor seating options.

Pitt adds 13 COVID-19 cases since Friday

Pitt adds 13 COVID-19 cases since Friday

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 22, 2020

Pitt added 13 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 12 students and 1 employee, between Friday and Monday, continuing an upward trend in reported cases, though less than in previous case reports.

Students partnering with Alzheimer Disease Research Center for research club

Pitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center evaluates patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, conducts research on the disease, and provides family education and counseling.

By Paul Mlodgenski, For The Pitt News

September 20, 2020

A group of Pitt students is currently working to better understand Alzheimer’s disease.

Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday

Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2020

Pitt added 18 new COVID-19 cases, composed entirely of students, between Monday and Thursday.

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