The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, drops one of the first union cards at a kickoff event held by Pitt faculty union organizers in the William Pitt Union Ballroom in January 2018.

Pitt faculty union, administration reach deal on COVID-19 protocols

By Rebecca Johnson and Allison Radziwon August 13, 2022
The United Steelworkers union reached a “memorandum of understanding” with Pitt regarding expanded health and safety protections for faculty, following allegations that the University didn’t consult the faculty union before removing its mask mandate in March.
A guide to Pitt’s COVID-19 situation

A guide to Pitt’s COVID-19 situation

By Kendall Swift, Staff Writer August 5, 2022
This upcoming year will mark the fourth consecutive school year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, communities have rapidly adapted to changing recommendations.
Inside of an operating room during a surgery.

Pitt researchers discuss operating room sustainability practices

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer July 22, 2022
Combating climate change in the healthcare sector is especially important for Melissa Belic, professor in civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.

Pitt’s COVID-19 community levels remain low, CoVax vaccination center offers vaccines for young children

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor June 23, 2022
Pitt officials said Wednesday that COVID-19 community levels are expected to “continue to fluctuate” in the Pennsylvania region, but community levels on all campuses remain medium or low.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about infrastructure spending while visiting the Community Empowerment Association on Kelly Street in Homewood on Friday.

Vice President Harris visits Pittsburgh, talks lead contaminating water

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor June 21, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Pittsburgh on Friday to discuss lead water lines throughout the city, as well as the Biden administration’s bipartisan infrastructure plan aiming to address the issue.

Pitt’s COVID-19 community risk shifts to medium, masks now optional indoors

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor June 11, 2022
Pitt officials said Friday that the CDC has moved COVID-19 Community Levels from high to medium in Allegheny County.
Pittsburgh reacts to uncertainty of Roe v. Wade, leaked Supreme Court draft

Pittsburgh reacts to uncertainty of Roe v. Wade, leaked Supreme Court draft

By Kendall Swift, Staff Writer June 7, 2022
As news of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion spreads across the country, the Pittsburgh community is one of many reacting to the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Pitt professors provide aid to struggling Ukranians

By Samantha Salz, Staff Writer June 1, 2022
As the war in Ukraine rages on, millions of civilians are being left to grapple with trauma and severe distress without access to proper mental health care, according to Carmen Andreescu.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Pitt to compete for $10 billion in military health contracts

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 31, 2022
The University will compete against 55 other organizations for as much as $10 billion in contracts from the Department of Defense in order to develop healthcare innovations to benefit both wounded warriors and civilians over the next five years.

Pitt’s COVID-19 community risk shifts to high, requires masks indoors on multiple campuses

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 27, 2022
Pitt officials said Friday that the CDC has moved COVID-19 Community Levels to high in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Crawford Counties.
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