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Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty town hall

Assistant Vice Provost Cynthia Golden talks about the Flex@Pitt teaching model at Thursday's town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 23, 2020

According to Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Mark Henderson, installation of new classroom technology to assist the [email protected] model began Monday. He said faculty will be able to sign up for times to demo the new technology next week.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

Eric Macadangdang is the president of the Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

SGB — which consists of nine elected board members, as well as many appointed committee members — is the governing body of the roughly 18,000 undergraduate students at Pitt.

Educational Policies Committee talks diversity requirements, classroom capacities

Educational Policies Committee talks diversity requirements, classroom capacities

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 21, 2020

Meeting times for classes held on Monday, Wednesday or Friday will likely be modified in the coming weeks to accommodate longer “passing periods,” Pitt officials said Monday.

‘A pivotal year’: Preparations underway for the Year of Engagement

Provost Ann Cudd announced on April 14 that the “Year of” theme for the 2020-21 academic year would be the “Year of Engagement.”

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Kathy Humphrey leads the steering committee for the Year of Engagement, the latest edition of the “Year of” series for the 2020-21 academic year.

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.

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