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Pittsburgh buildings light up in support of front-line pandemic workers

Pittsburgh buildings light up in support of front-line pandemic workers

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Buildings across the City lit up Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. as part of the Illumination Ovation event, a show of support for front-line workers in the fight against the pandemic.

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on March 19 to temporarily close all nonessential businesses and limit restaurants to takeout or delivery, Oakland businesses are adjusting in multiple ways.

Student emergency fund to begin notifying applicants

Student emergency fund to begin notifying applicants

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2020

The Student Emergency Assistance Fund allows undergraduate, graduate and professional students in need of emergency financial assistance to apply for a grant from the fund to cover such expenses.

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.

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