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Shots fired on Meyran Avenue early Wednesday morning

Shots fired on Meyran Avenue early Wednesday morning

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

1:33 am

Shots were fired in the vicinity of 339 Meyran Avenue shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to police and eyewitnesses.

Cleaning house: Pitt tosses, stores student belongings to prepare facilities for COVID-19 fight

Cleaning house: Pitt tosses, stores student belongings to prepare facilities for COVID-19 fight

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 31, 2020

Pitt is cleaning and sanitizing several facilities around campus in an effort to make them available for the Pittsburgh medical community in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, though the process has not gone off without a hitch.

Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Sodexo, the University’s dining contractor of 29 years, laid off a majority of its 400 to 500 workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt engineers donate, create supplies for health care workers

Pitt engineers donate, create supplies for health care workers

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Within the Swanson School of Engineering, numerous labs and individuals, including Veser, have donated their supplies, time and ideas to help reduce the shortage of personal protective equipment in Pittsburgh hospitals.

Pitt moves summer classes online as pandemic continues

Pitt moves summer classes online as pandemic continues

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd announced in a Friday email that all Pitt summer classes will be held online as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The move comes after classes finished their first week online, due to the pandemic, after an extended spring break.

‘Resilient and committed’: First week of online classes proceeds without issue

‘Resilient and committed’: First week of online classes proceeds without issue

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Pitt faculty had limited time to move all in-person classes online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the first week of online classes at the University proceeded with no major issues.

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Imagine standing in front of a group of fellow college students and encouraging them to put a condom on a dildo as efficiently as they can. Kristen Steffes doesn’t have to.

University responds to pandemic’s effect on mental health

University responds to pandemic’s effect on mental health

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

The changes to the semester and the unprecedented nature of the pandemic can evoke feelings of anxiety within students, said Dr. Jay Darr, director of the Counseling Center. According to Darr, the Counseling Center has modified its arrangement of services to assist students virtually, in lieu of in-person appointments.

Socially distant science: Pitt student strives for truth during pandemic

Socially distant science: Pitt student strives for truth during pandemic

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Ailidh Boggs, a second-year Ph.D. student in the infectious disease microbiology program, is the head moderator of the r/Coronavirus Reddit page.

Greensburg man dead after Oakland motorcycle collision

Greensburg man dead after Oakland motorcycle collision

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 25, 2020

A Greensburg man died Tuesday afternoon after being struck on his motorcycle by a vehicle at the corner of Louisa Street and Meyran Avenue.

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