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Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 31, 2020

The University has had a total of 27 students and 16 employees test positive since June 26, with 24 students and nine employees recovered thus far.

Unclear when fall classes will move in person, Pitt officials say

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2020

Pitt officials would not commit on Thursday to a specific or estimated date for when fall classes will move from online only to in person.

Pitt officials discuss health guidelines for residence life, COVID testing at student town hall

Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 28, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, said Pitt is working on an updated Student Code of Conduct that will further explain guidelines, as well as consequences for violations.

‘A giant game of telephone’: Student researchers concerned over gaps in communication

The Senate Research Committee met July 10 to discuss reopening efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

As undergraduate students prepare to return to campus next month in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some graduate students and researchers said safety concerns they’ve raised since research restarted have not been fully heard.

Pitt adds 6 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

Pitt adds 6 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Acting Editor-in-Chief

July 24, 2020

Pitt added six new COVID-19 cases, composed of two students and four employees, as of Friday’s weekly case report. The University has had a total of 25 students and 14 employees test positive since June 26, with 23 students and five employees recovered thus far.

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty town hall

Assistant Vice Provost Cynthia Golden talks about the Flex@Pitt teaching model at Thursday's town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 23, 2020

According to Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Mark Henderson, installation of new classroom technology to assist the [email protected] model began Monday. He said faculty will be able to sign up for times to demo the new technology next week.

Transport in the time of COVID-19: How to get around the City safely

Port Authority spokesperson Adam Brandolph said all bus lines that run through Oakland will return to full service on or before Aug. 23.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Pitt students can use their student ID card to get free access to buses, light rails and the inclines that travel up and down the steep hills bordering the South Side neighborhoods.

Gallagher: Key fall semester dates now in question

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 17, 2020

The news comes as some students, faculty and staff have urged the University to join the growing number of colleges that are moving to online-only classes in the fall, to avoid the risks of bringing students back to campus.

Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

July 17, 2020

Pitt added four new COVID-19 cases, composed of three students and one employee, as of Friday’s weekly case report.

Pitt to give at least one mask to students, employees; establishes testing office

Every student and employee returning to campus this fall will receive a University-branded face covering, Pitt said in a Tuesday announcement.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 14, 2020

Students and employees returning to campus this fall will receive a University-branded face covering, Pitt announced Tuesday afternoon.

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