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CEPI invests $4.9 million in Pitt, other institutions developing COVID-19 vaccine

CEPI invests $4.9 million in Pitt, other institutions developing COVID-19 vaccine

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2020

Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research is part of a consortium receiving a $4.9 million grant from the Center for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to develop a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Dine-in services shutdown has Oakland restaurant owners worried

Dine-in services shutdown has Oakland restaurant owners worried

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

March 17, 2020

Spice Island Tea House, a southeastern Asian eatery on Atwood Street, has provided steady service for 25 years — but it’s never had to deal with state-mandated closures because of a pandemic before. “Everything’s changed in the last 48 hours. We’re still trying to wrap our heads around it...

COVID-19 cancels several events on campus

By Janine Faust and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 15, 2020

If students have questions or updates regarding other event changes, cancellations or postponements, they can contact The Pitt News at news@pittnews.com or through our submit news page. Updates on cultural and artistic events can be sent to culture@pittnews.com. 

Pitt alum tackles racism as NAACP director

Pitt alum tackles racism as NAACP director

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Kellie Ware-Seabron was 31 years old and a mother to two young children when she started law school at Northeastern University in 2015. She wasn’t looking for a large paycheck — but a way to protect her son.

911 operators call on each other for support

911 operators call on each other for support

By Azmeer Omar, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2020

There is a strict procedure 911 operators have to follow for each call, from providing instructions for emergency medical intervention to dispatching local emergency service personnel. But while operators remain calm on the line, the trauma they negotiate in each call can translate to psychological stress away from the job.

Faculty assembly prepares for possible Pittsburgh pandemic

Faculty assembly prepares for possible Pittsburgh pandemic

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Pitt is acting under “Response Level B: High Alert” due to increased concern over the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, Ted Fritz, associate vice chancellor of public safety and emergency, announced at the faculty assembly meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Pitt students hit the streets to get Dickinson on the ballot

Pitt students hit the streets to get Dickinson on the ballot

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

First-year Lucy Bornhorst spends part of her days learning from Pitt political science professors before heading downtown to try to get a Pitt Law professor elected to Congress.

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students and seasoned volunteers, met at the nonpartisan Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union ballroom on Saturday. Their aim was to collaborate on registering the most voters before the April 13 deadline for the Pennsylvania Democratic primary on April 28.

Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 11, 2020

Pitt police issued a crime alert Monday morning detailing a reported burglary in the 400 block of McKee Place.

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2020

The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.

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