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College Dems across nation call for college student rescue checks

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

April 30, 2020

More than 20 of the country’s statewide College Democrats groups called Thursday for Congress to extend economic rescue checks to all American adult dependents in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pitt alumni look back on 60 years of The O

The famed 60-year-old Oakland restaurant had an empty storefront on Saturday evening.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

The shop, founded in May 1960, was famous for its hot dogs and gigantic stacks of fries that were comfort food to many generations of Pitt students.

Pitt holds first-ever online commencement ceremony

Mark Novales speaking during the online 2020 commencement.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

April 26, 2020

In lieu of in-person commencement activities, Pitt hosted its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Chancellor, execs to donate part of salary to students

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

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher pledged Friday to donate 20% of his 2020-21 salary to “support students and the Pitt community” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Financial aid office helping students impacted by coronavirus

Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid encourages students to reach out if they’re facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Lucy Li and Rebecca Johnson

April 20, 2020

Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is currently open remotely to provide financial counseling and support to students who have experienced financial hardship because of the pandemic and are unsure of how to pay for their education.

No days off for Pitt students working essential jobs

Many students are still working jobs that are considered essential.

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Pitt students are among those working in hospitals, restaurants and other businesses deemed essential by the Pennsylvania government.

Students, faculty adjust to online finals

Some professors are altering their expectations regarding finals.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Pitt students may have to hold study groups over Zoom instead of in Hillman library this April, but finals will still be conducted as the semester draws to a close.

SCI reflects on first year of first-year students

The 2019-20 academic year marked the first time SCI admitted first-year undergraduate students.

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

The 2019-20 academic year marked the first time SCI admitted first-year undergraduate students.

Longtime manager confirms The O’s closure

The famed 60-year-old Oakland restaurant had an empty storefront on Saturday evening.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

April 18, 2020

The restaurant, located at the corner of South Bouquet Street and Forbes Avenue was opened by brothers Sydney and Morris Simon in 1960, and has been owned and run since the mid-2000s by Sydney’s children Terry Campasano and Bruce Simon.

Pitt to compensate laid off dining workers who are students

Sodexo laid off a majority of its workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Market Central and The Perch, the two dining halls on campus, remain closed.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Pitt will compensate 173 student dining workers laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University officials told the workers Wednesday.

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