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Students concerned about online learning, burnout during spring semester

Students will be able to move back into residence halls in late January or early February if they test negative for COVID-19.
January 18, 2021
As the spring semester begins, many students are preparing for classes and move-in while still being impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Students shared their thoughts and concerns regarding housing, classes and other topics about the spring semester.

Pitt adds 16 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 16 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
January 15, 2021
Pitt added 16 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 14 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 25 students currently in isolation.

Pitt adds 20 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, will release more spring details ‘later this week’

Pitt adds 20 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, will release more spring details 'later this week'
January 12, 2021
Pitt added 20 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 14 students and six employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 19 students currently in isolation.

Port Authority bus driver pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in student’s death

Barbara Como, a senior anthropology major, was struck by a Port Authority bus turning from Fifth Avenue onto DeSoto Street on Jan. 18.
January 11, 2021
The Port Authority bus driver who fatally struck a Pitt student last year pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person on Monday. The driver will serve three years of probation.

Pitt says students should not travel to campus until further notice

Pitt says students should not travel to campus until further notice
January 8, 2021
Pitt students should not travel to campus yet for the upcoming spring semester due to COVID-19 uncertainty, the University said Friday.

Pitt adds 18 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 18 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
January 8, 2021
Pitt added 18 new COVID-19 cases, composed of nine students and nine employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 18 students currently in isolation.

Pitt adds 38 new COVID-19 cases, will release spring plans ‘later this week’

Pitt adds 38 new COVID-19 cases, will release spring plans ‘later this week’
January 5, 2021
With the spring semester approaching, Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick said the University will release return to campus plans “later this week.”

Bigelow to reopen on Christmas Eve

Construction on Bigelow Boulevard lasted from November 2019 through this December.
December 23, 2020
Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes and Fifth avenues will reopen on Christmas Eve this Thursday, City and Pitt officials announced Wednesday.

Community members raise concerns about planned Oakland apartment building

Jay Silverman, managing principal at Dwell Design Studios, discusses updated designs for a proposed apartment building at 3500 Forbes Ave.
December 18, 2020
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a Tuesday evening meeting on Zoom to discuss projects happening around the neighborhood, including the Forbes Avenue project.

Pitt adds 13 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 13 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
December 18, 2020
Pitt added 13 new COVID-19 cases, composed of three students and 10 employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 10 students currently in isolation.
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