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State releases college reopening guidance

State releases college reopening guidance

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

12:33 pm

The Pa. Department of Education released preliminary guidance for reopening colleges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday.

Doyle keeps seat, fends off challenger Dickinson

The incumbent candidate, Mike Doyle, won the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 3, 2020

Incumbent candidate Mike Doyle kept the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District in Tuesday’s primary elections.

Research labs to become operational in coming weeks

The complexities of restarting research labs was the main focus of Friday afternoon’s Senate Research Committee meeting.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Rob Rutenbar, the senior vice chancellor for research, said in a Friday email blast that each lab’s principal investigator must submit a plan to their dean or regional campus president for review. The plan must clearly define an approach for scheduling and a process for allocating time and access to address COVID-driven implications, Rutenbar said.

Pitt officials ‘optimistic’ about in-person classes, deliver recommendation report to Gallagher

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Chris Bonneau, the president of the University Senate, said he is confident the planning will allow the University to resume in-person instruction, if state and local regulations permit. 

Pitt purchases Oakland social club building for nearly $5 million

Pitt purchases Oakland social club building for nearly $5 million

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Pitt purchased an Oakland social club building on Bigelow Boulevard in late March for $4.95 million, according to Allegheny County real estate records.

Emergency fund has granted more than $250k to students

Students have received more than $250,000 from the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, as of Thursday.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

As of Thursday, the Student Emergency Assistance Fund has granted a total of $254,326 to 457 students, out of more than 700 students who have applied for money.

House passes Pitt flat funding bill by 198-4 vote

Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s February proposed budget, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill with flat funding for Pitt late Tuesday night.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 26, 2020

The University will receive flat funding next year of $151,507,000, compared to this year’s funding increase of 2%, or about $3.5 million.

Former Pitt employee sues University over alleged age discrimination

Michael Andrews asked the court to award him reinstatement to his previous position with back pay from April 25, 2018.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 22, 2020

A former employee of Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid filed a civil complaint against the University for allegedly discriminating against him on the basis of age.

Pitt’s budget and endowment, explained

Pitt’s budget, which reached nearly $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, is composed of three separate, smaller budgets.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Pitt’s budget, and the process to craft it, is full of jargon and specialized terminology. This guide attempts to explain how the annual University budget is put together, as well as the different pieces that compose the budget and endowment.

Additional students added to working groups planning fall classes, housing

Additional students added to working groups planning fall classes, housing

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Danielle Obisie-Orlu — the president of the Resident Student Association, which represents students living in residence halls — was recently added to a panel determining what on-campus housing could look like this fall.

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