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Pitt moves summer classes online as pandemic continues

Pitt moves summer classes online as pandemic continues

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd announced in a Friday email that all Pitt summer classes will be held online as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The move comes after classes finished their first week online, due to the pandemic, after an extended spring break.

‘Resilient and committed’: First week of online classes proceeds without issue

‘Resilient and committed’: First week of online classes proceeds without issue

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Pitt faculty had limited time to move all in-person classes online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the first week of online classes at the University proceeded with no major issues.

Pitt to not publicly announce future COVID-19 cases due to community spread

Pitt to not publicly announce future COVID-19 cases due to community spread

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

March 23, 2020

Pitt announced in a Monday evening email that it will not publicly announce any further coronavirus cases on campus, one day after the University announced its first case of the pandemic virus in a residence hall.

Pitt confirms first COVID-19 case in residence hall

Pitt confirms first COVID-19 case in residence hall

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 22, 2020

Pitt announced in a Sunday email that the University learned late Saturday night of a confirmed student case of COVID-19 in a University residence hall.

Pitt to allow students to move courses to pass/fail status at semester’s end

Pitt to allow students to move courses to pass/fail status at semester’s end

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 20, 2020

Pitt will allow students to convert any course from a letter grade basis to a satisfactory/no credit basis at the conclusion of the semester.

Senate Council discusses coronavirus effects at Pitt

Senate Council discusses coronavirus effects at Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

With the effects of the global SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic felt internationally, people are clamoring for a vaccine.

Thousands sign petition urging change to Pitt pass/fail policy

Thousands sign petition urging change to Pitt pass/fail policy

By Sarah Berg, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

A petition urging the Pitt administration to modify the pass/fail grading policy for the spring semester in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has gathered thousands of signatures since its creation two days ago.

Gallagher announces plans to further shutdown campus

Gallagher announces plans to further shutdown campus

By Jon Moss and Mary Rose O'Donnell

March 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Wednesday email that the University will further reduce its operating presence in the coming days, due to the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Pitt selects Compass Group as next dining contractor

Pitt selects Compass Group as next dining contractor

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 17, 2020

Pitt has selected Compass Group, a British multinational foodservice company, as its new single-source dining contractor beginning July 1.

Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities

Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have repeatedly asked both the library and University administration in recent days to temporarily shutter the system in the wake of the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, citing health concerns.

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