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Construction at Pitt health care facility to resume

Construction at Pitt health care facility to resume

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 8, 2020

Construction will resume at a new Pitt health care facility on Centre Avenue, the University said Wednesday.

Pitt cancels all fall study abroad programming as pandemic continues

Pitt cancels all fall study abroad programming as pandemic continues

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 8, 2020

Pitt is cancelling all fall and full-year study abroad and study away programs in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Wednesday email from a top University official.

Pitt to host spring commencement online

Pitt to host spring commencement online

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2020

Pitt announced Wednesday that spring commencement will move online this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

‘Kind of unnerving’: Student health care workers brave virus threat on the job

‘Kind of unnerving’: Student health care workers brave virus threat on the job

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

But other students, like Flenders, remained in Pittsburgh and are still working in positions with a whole new set of risks and regulations, while also balancing a full course load.

Pitt researchers unveil potential COVID-19 vaccine

Pitt researchers unveil potential COVID-19 vaccine

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

April 2, 2020

Pitt School of Medicine scientists announced Thursday that they had developed a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

Pitt engineers donate, create supplies for health care workers

Pitt engineers donate, create supplies for health care workers

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Within the Swanson School of Engineering, numerous labs and individuals, including Veser, have donated their supplies, time and ideas to help reduce the shortage of personal protective equipment in Pittsburgh hospitals.

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Imagine standing in front of a group of fellow college students and encouraging them to put a condom on a dildo as efficiently as they can. Kristen Steffes doesn’t have to.

University responds to pandemic’s effect on mental health

University responds to pandemic’s effect on mental health

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

The changes to the semester and the unprecedented nature of the pandemic can evoke feelings of anxiety within students, said Dr. Jay Darr, director of the Counseling Center. According to Darr, the Counseling Center has modified its arrangement of services to assist students virtually, in lieu of in-person appointments.

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