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Gallagher: Key fall semester dates now in question

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 17, 2020

The news comes as some students, faculty and staff have urged the University to join the growing number of colleges that are moving to online-only classes in the fall, to avoid the risks of bringing students back to campus.

Students, staff added to fall reopening committee

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2020

Pitt has added three students and three staff members to its resiliency steering committee, which will help implement reopening for the fall semester.

Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 16, 2020

Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs launched a new Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan on Wednesday, in collaboration with Black students.

Gallagher concerned about ongoing pandemic, but confident in ‘robust’ Pitt planning

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 16, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday morning that he, too, is concerned about the state of the country at this point in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget

Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 15, 2020

Pitt’s nearly $1 billion education and general budget will contract by around 5.9%, or $51.6 million, next year, following Wednesday morning approval.

‘Foundational knowledge’: School of Medicine reflects on anti-racist curriculum changes

A partnership between the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Medicine has resulted in the integration of an anti-racism curriculum at Pitt Med.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 15, 2020

The book club is a continuation of an anti-racism curriculum change introduced last year in Clinical Experiences — a required course for all medical students that runs from the beginning of spring semester of the first year through the fall semester of the second year.

ICE to rescind new international student guidelines

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released new guidelines Monday, which said if universities move classes fully online, the agency will move to deport international students.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

July 14, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement said Tuesday that it will rescind guidance issued last Monday which would have forced international students to leave the country if classes are online only in the fall.

Pitt files brief in support of lawsuit against new ICE guidelines

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 13, 2020

Pitt filed an amicus brief on Monday supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s lawsuit against the Trump administration.

Pitt launches direct-to-dorm shipping program for fall move-in

A housing cart in the Schenley Quadrangle.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 13, 2020

The University has partnered with UPS to create Ship2Pitt, a direct-to-dorm shipping service which provides students living on campus with five pre-paid shipping labels.

Senate committee discusses COVID-19, IP policies

The Senate Research Committee met July 10 to discuss reopening efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 11, 2020

The University Senate Research Committee met Friday afternoon to discuss updates to the University’s intellectual property policies, as well as COVID-19 lab procedures.

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