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Students walk to their classes at the Cathedral of Learning.

‘Makes me excited’: Students adjust from virtual to in-person classes

By Leanna Chae, For The Pitt News 12:35 am
Now entering the second week of fully in-person classes, many Pitt students are still trying to adjust to running to meetings, racing to dining facilities and finding seats in big lecture halls.
The Senate Budget Policies Committee held its first meeting of the year via Zoom on Friday.

Senate committee discusses budget, Outlier at year’s first meeting

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer September 19, 2021
The University Senate’s Budget Policies Committee held its first meeting of the academic year via Zoom on Friday, where members discussed the University’s 2021-22 budget and a subcommittee report on Pitt’s partnership with Outlier.
Pittsburgh City Council’s Committee on Public Works held a meeting Wednesday to discuss several subjects, including a proposed ordinance to establish traffic regulations for the Spin scooters.

Pittsburgh City Council takes step toward stricter scooter regulations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 17, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council preliminarily passed an ordinance regulating Spin scooters on Wednesday. The ordinance requires scooter users to abide by certain traffic laws, such as a registered speed limit and specific parking rules.
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Pitt #20 in the top public universities in the U.S. Schools are ranked based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, student selectivity and financial aid resources.

Pitt ranked among top 20 public universities in the U.S.

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 17, 2021
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Pitt #20 in the top 20 public universities in the U.S. Schools are ranked based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, student selectivity and financial aid resources.
Police Blotter: Sept. 9 - Sept. 16

Police Blotter: Sept. 9 – Sept. 16

By News Editors September 17, 2021
Laundry theft, stolen road signs and one liquor law violation in this week’s police blotter.
John Wallace began as the interim director of the Center on Race and Social Problems in July.

John Wallace to ‘elevate and celebrate’ CRSP as new interim director

By Alexandra Ross, For The Pitt News September 17, 2021
John Wallace, the new interim director of the Center on Race and Social Problems, has a somewhat unconventional goal — he wants to find someone who will take away his job.
Joe McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, speaks to students at Tuesday night’s Student Government Board meeting.

SGB discusses in-person class concerns, student org finances pilot

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
A top Pitt administrator praised students at Tuesday’s Student Government Board meeting for their part in minimizing COVID-19 cases last academic year. But students asked questions and raised concerns regarding Pitt’s move on Monday to fully in-person classes.
A protest in solidarity with students fighting against the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln took place Tuesday evening in front of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.

Students protest Fiji fraternity in solidarity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 15, 2021
Pittsburgh Alliance for Revolutionary Youth organized a protest Tuesday in solidarity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in their fight against the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Under 10 people attended the protest.
The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.

Pitt classes return fully in person for first time in 18 months

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
It’s not just your imagination — from “Welsfest” Snapchat stories or a record-breaking number of first years, Pitt’s campus has been much busier lately. The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.
The fallen tree limb on the Cathedral lawn Tuesday evening.

Falling tree limb strikes student on Cathedral lawn

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 14, 2021
A falling tree limb struck a student on the Fifth Avenue side of the Cathedral lawn Tuesday evening. University spokesperson David Seldin said the student was able to walk, but was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for examination.
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