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Pitt adds 11 cases after first week of online classes

Pitt adds 11 cases after first week of online classes

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 24, 2020

Pitt added 11 new COVID-19 cases, composed of eight students and three employees, as of Monday’s weekly case report.

Quarter of Pitt Greek life chapters now temporarily suspended after University crackdown

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 24, 2020

In all, a quarter of all Pitt Greek life chapters active before the pandemic have been placed on an interim suspension in the last week.

Pitt to continue construction on ‘essential’ projects only

The construction project on Bigelow Boulevard, originally scheduled to finish in August, is now scheduled to be completed in October.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

The construction on Bigelow Boulevard is now set to finish its third and final phase in October. It originally had an August completion date, before Welcome Week for incoming first-year students.

Pitt students, faculty express concerns over City arrest in unmarked van

Plainclothes police in an unmarked van arrested Matthew Cartier, a protest marshal helping to clear traffic for the Black Lives Matter march through Oakland, outside of Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 21, 2020

For Eric Macadangdang, the arrest of a protest marshal by City police officers outside Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday is a safety concern for all Pitt students.

All social, no distancing: Parties in Oakland continue amid ongoing pandemic

Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Nathan Fitchett and Martha Layne

August 21, 2020

Before almost entirely online classes started Wednesday, large social gatherings among students gained the attention of concerned students, parents, community members and Pitt administrators.

Pitt student pleads guilty to three counts after racist, threatening messages

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2020

Pitt student Ethan Kozak pled guilty to three criminal counts Thursday in a case related to a series of racist and threatening messages he sent in summer 2019.

ICYMI: Summer news recap

ICYMI: Summer news recap

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Here’s a guide to some of the biggest stories at Pitt from over the summer that don’t directly relate to the coronavirus.

Swanson engineers a path for fall semester

Pitt’s Benedum Hall houses the Swanson School of Engineering.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Although Pitt is implementing the new [email protected] teaching model, which allows students to experience classes “in person, remotely, synchronously or asynchronously,” it is unclear when in-person classes will begin.

Keeping the humanities ‘human’: A look ahead at Dietrich’s fall semester

Keeping the humanities ‘human’: A look ahead at Dietrich’s fall semester

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Despite the unprecedented circumstances for academia, Gayle Rogers said Pitt’s faculty members have adapted their curriculums to non-traditional learning spaces before and are ready to do it again.

5 Greek life chapters placed on interim suspension

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Five Greek life chapters were placed on “Interim Suspension of Registration” on Wednesday after allegedly violating the University’s Health and Safety Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct and the Fraternity and Sorority Guidelines.

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