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Students partnering with Alzheimer Disease Research Center for research club

Pitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center evaluates patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, conducts research on the disease, and provides family education and counseling.

By Paul Mlodgenski, For The Pitt News

September 20, 2020

A group of Pitt students is currently working to better understand Alzheimer’s disease.

Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday

Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2020

Pitt added 18 new COVID-19 cases, composed entirely of students, between Monday and Thursday.

Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

College Republicans (left) and College Democrats (right) at Pitt have both begun work on energizing western Pa. voters for both local and national elections on Nov. 3.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The College Democrats and College Republicans at Pitt have both begun work to energize western Pennsylvania voters for both local and national races, seeking to bolster voter turnout for what is considered to be one of the most important swing regions in the state, which itself is a swing state on the national level. The groups continue to hold virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, disrupting their typical in-person election-season activities.

Students offer mixed reviews of new meal plans, food under Compass Group

The Hub, on the back patio of Posvar Hall, is a new, temporary outdoor dining location that opened Aug. 17.

By India Krug, For The Pitt News

September 16, 2020

Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, requires all first-year students living on-campus to have unlimited meal plans. Along with new meal plans, students shared their opinions on new food options, dining location changes and safety.

‘A good stepping stone’: Students, professors review new anti-racism course

Pitt announced at the end of August that it would require first-year students to take a one-credit online course on systemic anti-racism and anti-Black racism.

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Leigh Patel, a professor in the School of Education, was one of the committee members who helped develop Pitt’s inaugural Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology and Resistance class. She said while this class is an important addition to Pitt’s curriculum, being anti-racist is a lifelong journey.

Pitt adds 22 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt's outdoor COVID-19 testing site is located outside Posvar Hall.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

Pitt added 22 new COVID-19 cases, composed of entirely students, between last Friday and Monday, continuing an upward trend in reported cases, though less than in previous case reports.

Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment announces membership

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition were escorted out of February’s board of trustees meeting after singing an altered version of “We Shall Not be Moved” by the Song Swappers and stating their demands between verses.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2020

The board of trustees’ Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels appointed six committee members as well as a team of liaisons last week. It plans to host public forums in September and October to gather public input about divestment.

‘Until my last breath’: Dannielle Brown leads march across Pittsburgh college campuses

After 70 days of her hunger strike, Dannielle Brown marched Friday alongside Pittsburgh activists from Chatham University with stops at Carnegie Mellon University, Pitt and Carlow University before ending at Duquesne University’s Brottier Hall to honor her son.

By Ashton Crawley and Rebecca Johnson

September 13, 2020

About 100 people participated in Friday’s 40 for 40 march. The march — which took place on the 19th anniversary of 9/11 — commemorated the 40 people who lost their lives in Flight 93, as well as the football jersey number of Marquis Jaylen Brown.

Students with mixed feelings as more classes move in person

Provost Ann Cudd said faculty will begin to offer some additional in-person courses over the next few weeks starting Monday.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

For the first time in months, Jillian Werbisky, a junior psychology and administration of justice double major, will attend a class in person this week. Werbisky said she is looking forward to attending her Scene Painting class on Tuesday.

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