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The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.

Pitt classes return fully in person for first time in 18 months

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
It’s not just your imagination — from “Welsfest” Snapchat stories or a record-breaking number of first years, Pitt’s campus has been much busier lately. The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.
Sen. Bob Casey gave a virtual lecture Monday titled “Disability Policy: Beyond the Pandemic” about the effects of COVID-19 on the disabled community, monitored by Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg.

‘We must do better’: Sen. Bob Casey talks disability policy and COVID-19

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer September 14, 2021
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., gave a virtual lecture Monday about the effects of COVID-19 on the disabled community, titled “Disability Policy: Beyond the Pandemic,” as part of the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy.
The fallen tree limb on the Cathedral lawn Tuesday evening.

Falling tree limb strikes student on Cathedral lawn

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 14, 2021
A falling tree limb struck a student on the Fifth Avenue side of the Cathedral lawn Tuesday evening. University spokesperson David Seldin said the student was able to walk, but was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for examination.
The Swanson School of Engineering hosted its annual blood drive at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall auditorium on Tuesday in partnership with Vitalant, a nonprofit blood donation organization.

Swanson School of Engineering continues blood drive series to support shortages

By Donata Massimiani, For The Pitt News September 9, 2021
The Swanson School of Engineering hosted its annual blood drive at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Tuesday in partnership with Vitalant, a nonprofit blood donation organization that supplies blood to nearly 900 hospitals across the United States.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Pitt hires outside law firm to review fetal tissue research practices

By Rebecca Johnson and Martha Layne September 9, 2021
Pitt hired the law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara to conduct an independent review of its fetal tissue research practices to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines, state Rep. Natalie Mihalek announced Thursday.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center — located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall — recently expanded its hours to daily operations, and will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday.

Pitt vaccination center to offer flu shots, expanded hours

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2021
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday and recently expanded its hours to daily operation.
Pitt officials said Thursday that 87% of undergraduate students on the Oakland campus have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Pitt’s undergrad student vaccination rate up to 87% on Oakland campus

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 87% of undergraduate students on the Oakland campus have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Of undergraduates living on campus, 96% submitted proof, and 82% living off campus submitted proof.
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Pitt sees 10% increase in COVID-19 vaccine card submissions

By Natalie Frank, News Editor August 26, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that more than three-quarters of all Pittsburgh campus undergraduate students have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19, according to an email sent by the COVID-19 Medical Response Office.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Pitt adds remote option for first two weeks of fall classes, in ‘unexpected departure’ from intended plans

By Natalie Frank, Rebecca Johnson, and Jon Moss August 20, 2021
Students will have the option of attending certain classes either remotely or in person for the first two weeks of the fall semester, Pitt announced Friday.
The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.

Explainer: How to submit your vaccine card to Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Managing Editor August 19, 2021
The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.
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