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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.

Pitt announces no in-person classes until at least Sept. 14

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday afternoon email that there will be no in-person classes on Monday, extending online learning until at least Sept. 14 to allow for all students to start in-person classes at the same time.

Pitt to empty Forbes-Craig Apartments, frustrating residents

Forbes-Craig Apartments is located across from the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2020

Pitt will empty Forbes-Craig Apartments, an on-campus apartment building located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street, by the end of this week.

Student orgs prepare for fall with video tours, book clubs and more

Black Loud and Queer, a new club at Pitt, has decided to meet only online for this semester.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

August 18, 2020

A big part of campus life involves joining clubs, but with the fall semester quickly approaching, many things are still being decided. Some campus organizations are getting creative with things like video tours, book clubs and more.

Pitt alum takes over as diversity chief at ‘pivotal moment’

Clyde Pickett, a 2017 graduate of the School of Education, was appointed as the University’s vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion in June.

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

August 18, 2020

Clyde Pickett, a 2017 graduate of Pitt’s School of Education, was appointed as the University’s vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion in June.

Rosfeld wrongful termination lawsuit dismissed

U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan said there was no evidence to suggest Rosfeld's resignation was coerced under duress.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

August 12, 2020

Rosfeld filed a civil complaint in January against the University, Pitt police Chief James Loftus and Kathy Humphrey, the senior vice chancellor for engagement, for allegedly violating his due process rights and the 14th Amendment in his Jan. 18, 2018 termination.

Exclusive: On eve of move-in, Gallagher asks for flexibility during historic semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the February meeting of the board of trustees.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he remains concerned about the upcoming semester, but has worked to reduce risk wherever possible.

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