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Students took to social media on Tuesday to voice opinions regarding the removal of the Vision Slate from the Student Government Board election ballot.

Students voice frustrations, praises over Vision slate’s disqualification

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor 1:09 am
Students took to social media to voice opinions regarding the last-minute removal of the Vision slate from Tuesday’s Student Government Board elections ballot.
Pitt’s administration and Student Government Board have been working to change grading policies in order to represent the challenges students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.

No significant increase in course withdrawals following introduction of new accommodation policy

By Alice Tang, Staff Writer 1:05 am
Pitt’s administration and Student Government Board have been working to change grading policies in order to represent the challenges students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.
Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2021
Pitt added eight new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and one employee, between last Friday and Monday, with 24 students currently in isolation.
A shot glass received by a first-year resident in Sutherland Hall.

Vision slate disqualified from SGB elections after sleepless night of hearings

Two Student Government Board committees removed the Vision slate from Tuesday’s SGB elections ballot shortly before 6 a.m., about two hours before polls opened, saying its members violated campaign rules that merit their disqualification.
PLRB dismisses grad union complaints, upholds 2019 vote against unionization

PLRB dismisses grad union complaints, upholds 2019 vote against unionization

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 1, 2021
The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruled in Pitt’s favor on Friday in an ongoing dispute stemming from the April 2019 election in which graduate students voted against unionization by roughly 40 votes.
Pitt’s University Counseling Center provided Self-Care Day activities like the SMASH Mobile Rage Room, where students wrote down their stressors on a plate before smashing them.

‘Better than nothing’: Students reflect on last week’s Self-Care Day

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Students celebrated the first Self-Care Day of the semester last Tuesday. Students got one Self-Care Day last semester in October. Following a request from Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang, students were given two Self-Care Days this semester — with the next one on March 24 — after spring break was cancelled.
Pitt students will vote on Tuesday for next year’s Student Government Board positions. This year there are 15 candidates, with three presidential candidates and 12 board candidates, competing for one presidential position and eight board positions.

Your guide to the 2021 SGB elections

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
After a hotly contested campaign, Pitt students will vote Tuesday for next year’s Student Government Board. Students will choose between three presidential candidates and 12 board candidates, vying for one presidential position and eight board seats.
Pitt adds 11 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 11 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 26, 2021
Pitt added 11 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 10 students and one employee, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 20 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 15 cases.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke  about several issues facing the University at Friday's Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher reflects on one year of COVID-19

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 26, 2021
Gallagher said at Friday’s Board meeting that it’s taken “every single person in this University to adapt and change in ways that we didn’t even understand when we were doing it.”
The compensation committee of the Board of Trustees met Friday afternoon to approve the salary for the new senior vice chancellor for business and operations.

Board approves pandemic appreciation resolution, DeJong as business & operations chief

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 26, 2021
Pitt’s Board of Trustees took several actions at its Friday morning meeting, including approval of a resolution expressing appreciation for all the Pitt community has done to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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