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A crowd gathered under the tent at Schenley Plaza at a rally for abortion rights on Wednesday evening.

Students hold rally for abortion rights as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Several speakers addressed a mix of roughly 40 Pitt students and other Pittsburgh residents on Wednesday evening at a rally for abortion rights, organized by Pitt’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action club.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the future of teaching at Pitt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Assembly discusses pandemic learning, background checks and HIPAA

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how Pitt will move forward with teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to approve two draft policies from the Benefits and Welfare committee.
Police Blotter: Nov. 18 - Nov. 30

Police Blotter: Nov. 18 – Nov. 30

By News Editors December 2, 2021
A robbery, two stolen vehicles and two reports of criminal mischief in this week’s police blotter.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall

Pitt adds 137 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 17

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor December 2, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 85 students and 52 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Nov. 17 to Nov. 30.
Carla Panzella, the dean of students, speaks at Student Government Board’s weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.

SGB hosts Dean Panzella, discusses dining and diversity and inclusion grant

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
At Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting, Carla Panzella said she is “pleasantly surprised” by the Pitt community’s willingness to work hard to address tough challenges, such as sexual assault and student wellness.
Members of Phi Sigma Rho at the annual Light the Night hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society outside of Heinz Field on Oct. 14.

Sorority changes bylaws to welcome non-binary, transgender students

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer November 30, 2021
Pitt’s chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a social engineering and STEM sorority, recently updated its bylaws to be more welcoming to non-binary and transgender students through inclusive language and pronoun use as well as anti-discrimination clauses.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards Black health equity grant

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 30, 2021
After the Richard King Mellon Foundation recently awarded one of the largest gifts to Pitt in its 234-year history, the foundation also donated $250,000 to help tackle health disparities in Pittsburgh.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday morning.

City police arrest man for alleged robbery, terroristic threats in Oakland

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 30, 2021
City police on Monday morning arrested a man who allegedly robbed another man near a Citizens Bank ATM on Fifth Avenue.
The halls outside the School of Education on the fifth floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

School of Education offers new undergraduate major

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer November 29, 2021
Pitt’s new Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education program will begin accepting students — including recently graduated high school students and transfer students — for the fall semester in 2023.
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday via Zoom.

Board approves $32 million student housing site acquisition, Cathedral of Learning renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 19, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday to discuss several renovation projects and the proposed acquisition of the Marriott Residence Inn University Medical Center to serve as possible student housing.
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