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Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the future of teaching at Pitt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Assembly discusses pandemic learning, background checks and HIPAA

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how Pitt will move forward with teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to approve two draft policies from the Benefits and Welfare committee.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards Black health equity grant

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 30, 2021
After the Richard King Mellon Foundation recently awarded one of the largest gifts to Pitt in its 234-year history, the foundation also donated $250,000 to help tackle health disparities in Pittsburgh.
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday via Zoom.

Board approves $32 million student housing site acquisition, Cathedral of Learning renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 19, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday to discuss several renovation projects and the proposed acquisition of the Marriott Residence Inn University Medical Center to serve as possible student housing.
Pitt’s Staff Council during its Wednesday meeting to discuss Flex Work and a possible new project with The Pitt Pantry.

Staff Council discusses flexible work model, regional campuses

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Pitt’s Staff Council spent its Wednesday afternoon meeting discussing a new hybrid model called Flex Work, as well as a possible new project with The Pitt Pantry and a push to collaborate with Pitt's regional campuses.
Nicola Foote, the new Honors College dean, outside of the Cathedral of Learning.

New Honors College dean discusses first months at Pitt

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Nicola Foote began as the new Honors College dean on July 1, after former acting dean Audrey Murrell resigned in February. Foote said she came to Pitt because she was excited by the opportunities it presented.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recently approved Pitt’s new budget model, called Budget ReSTART.

Pitt to move forward with new budget model amid concerns over ‘rushed’ process

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 19, 2021
Pitt will transition from its current incremental budget process to a new model called Budget ReSTART in fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1. But some shared governance leaders have concerns about the process used to develop the new budget model.
From left, Patrick Gallagher, chancellor, Robin Kear, Senate Council president and Kris Kanthak, Senate Council vice president at a meeting in 2700 Posvar hall on Thursday.

Senate Council discusses blanket incident, campus safety

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer November 11, 2021
Pitt’s Senate Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon both in person at Posvar Hall and on Zoom. The council spent much of the meeting discussing a recent blanket incident near campus and safety concerns.
Pitt Faculty Assembly members discuss the faculty union vote on Wednesday afternoon.

Faculty Assembly discusses unionization vote, Outlier partnership

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer November 4, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon in a hybrid fashion to discuss the faculty union vote, union contract negotiation and a report from the Senate Budget Policies Committee about Pitt's partnership with the Outlier program.
Carla Panzella is the dean of students.

Panzella navigates first year as dean of students

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021
For Carla Panzella, listening is key. Pitt’s new dean of students, who has been on the job since Aug. 2, said it’s a crucial part of her job to listen to student concerns and help turn ideas into action.
The CMRO said the Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 as early as Nov. 4.

Pitt to require COVID-19 vaccination starting Dec. 6

By Jon Moss and Millicent Watt November 1, 2021
Pitt announced in a Monday campuswide email that all students and employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or receive an approved exemption, beginning Dec. 6.
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