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The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Pitt Dining will have to make a decision in the next few months — not on a menu, but on who gets to make the menus.

Analysis: Comparing Pitt’s current Ballard Spahr spending with pre-unionization

Analysis: Comparing Pitt’s current Ballard Spahr spending with pre-unionization

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Since the graduate and faculty union campaigns launched in 2016, Pitt has paid more than $1.3 million to “union avoidance” legal giant Ballard Spahr — an average of $328,000 per year.

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

By Rebecca Johnson, Benjamin Nigrosh, and Jon Moss

January 16, 2020

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Thursday press release and at the Thursday afternoon Senate Council meeting that the University is expanding its community-driven response to prevent sexual misconduct.

Senate Council urges community members to engage with next Plan For Pitt

Senate Council urges community members to engage with next Plan For Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Pitt administration entered the new year with a resolution in mind — gathering input from as many people across campus as possible.

Ex-police officer acquitted in Antwon Rose case sues Pitt

Ex-police officer acquitted in Antwon Rose case sues Pitt

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 16, 2020

Ex-Pitt police officer Michael Rosfeld filed a civil complaint against the University, Pitt police Chief James Loftus and Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey on Thursday for allegedly violating his due process rights and the 14th Amendment in his Jan. 18, 2018, termination.

Provost’s office accepting OER grant applications

Provost’s office accepting OER grant applications

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

January 16, 2020

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings.

School of Education receives $1 million Gates grant

School of Education receives $1 million Gates grant

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 15, 2020

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Pitt and civic network Remake Learning a $1 million grant for the Shifting Power initiative, a project to transform how research and development is conducted in education.

Senate committee talks energy efficiency

Senate committee talks energy efficiency

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Expanded chilled water capacity, new utility lines under Bigelow Boulevard and networks of sensors — these are among the ways that Pitt’s facilities management team is using to try and create a more sustainable and energy efficient campus.

Racial slurs case remains unsolved three months later

Racial slurs case remains unsolved three months later

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 13, 2020

More than three months after two rounds of slurs targeted a black first-year student, Pitt has not been able to identify the perpetrator or group of perpetrators who committed the acts.

Pitt’s bill for ‘union avoidance’ law firm passes $1 million

Pitt’s bill for ‘union avoidance’ law firm passes $1 million

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 12, 2020

A “union avoidance” law firm continues to receive a large windfall of legal fees from Pitt, recently passing $1 million, according to University financial disclosure reports.

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