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Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

By SuIn Yun, For The Pitt News

October 9, 2020

Pitt modified many of its buildings' hours to budget for additional study spaces, according to University spokesperson Pat McMahon.

Police Blotter Oct. 1 – Oct. 7

Police Blotter Oct. 1 - Oct. 7

By News Editors

October 9, 2020

Liquor law violations, indecent assault and more in this week’s police blotter.

Pitt lifts Tower B COVID-19 shelter-in-place after 4 days

Pitt lifts Tower B COVID-19 shelter-in-place after 4 days

By Ashton Crawley and Jon Moss

October 7, 2020

Litchfield Tower B residents are no longer required to shelter in place after a round of COVID-19 tests showed no further spread of the virus within the residence hall.

Students on three Tower B floors quarantined, Pitt to test entire building for COVID-19

Students on three Tower B floors quarantined, Pitt to test entire building for COVID-19

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

October 5, 2020

Pitt placed around 60 students across three floors of Litchfield Tower B in quarantine Friday evening and will test the building's roughly 360 total residents for COVID-19.

Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

Peduto: Expanding, not defunding, is the future of Pittsburgh police

By Rebecca Johnson and India Krug

October 5, 2020

Mayor Bill Peduto said at a roundtable last Thursday that reforming the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police requires investing more in the police force rather than defunding it. No protest organizers were included as panelists at the event.

Police Blotter Sept. 24- Sept. 30

Police Blotter Sept. 24- Sept. 30

By News Editors

October 2, 2020

Robbery, fraud and more in this week’s police blotter.

Cudd: Spring break eliminated, start of spring semester pushed back

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 30, 2020

The start of spring semester was pushed back a week from January 11 to January 19 and spring break was eliminated as part of a compressed schedule to increase safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday morning email. 

Students report ignored dietary restrictions in Pitt’s quarantine housing

Dozens of students have entered Pitt’s quarantine and isolation housing.

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan

September 30, 2020

For Emma Krapels, Pitt’s COVID-19 quarantine housing made her sicker than before she entered, but not from coronavirus. Krapels — who has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where eating gluten causes damage to the small intestine — said she suspects she was given gluten on Sept. 17 while in the housing, causing her to “vomit profusely.”

Gallagher provides annual report on University initiatives at ‘seminal’ moment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher gave an annual report at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

September 25, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said while Pitt has made strides in addressing racial injustice on campus, there is still a lot of work to do in this “seminal” moment.

Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment working to meet ‘compressed,’ ‘intensive’ schedule

Dawne Hickton, the chair of the ad-hoc committee on fossil fuels of Pitt's board of trustees, spoke about the committee's work Friday morning.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

September 25, 2020

The board formed the committee in June after years of pressure from the student body, including groups such as the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition.

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