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The LGBTQIA+ health equity panel hosted by Pitt Public Health’s Student Government Association in the Pitt Public Health building and over Zoom on Thursday evening.

‘Our systems are broken’: Panel discusses LGBTQIA+ health equity

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer November 12, 2021
Pitt Public Health’s Student Government Association hosted an LGBTQIA+ health equity panel Thursday evening, consisting of four health care professionals offering their insight and opinions on health equity for the LGBTQIA+ community.
The CMRO said the Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 as early as Nov. 4.

Pitt to require COVID-19 vaccination starting Dec. 6

By Jon Moss and Millicent Watt November 1, 2021
Pitt announced in a Monday campuswide email that all students and employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or receive an approved exemption, beginning Dec. 6.
Five people representing the Allegheny County Health Department and the Black Equity Coalition spoke Monday morning at “Coffee and Conversations: COVID, Vaccines and Vaccine Hesitancy – whats happening in Allegheny County.”

Panel discusses COVID-19 demographic trends, vaccination hesitancy

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer October 19, 2021
It is important to observe demographic trends when analyzing COVID-19 testing, but LuAnn Brink, an epidemiologist with Allegheny County Health Department, said it becomes difficult when a patient’s race is not included in the data.
Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department. More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.

‘Trust us’: Pitt professors plead in July open letter to chancellor for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2021
More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.
There are a variety of resources for students experiencing food insecurity on campus, including the Plant2Plate Student Garden on Oakland Avenue.

‘No one should have to bend over backwards’: Combating food insecurity at Pitt

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 28, 2021
Food insecurity isn’t a far-off problem that simply means people don’t have enough food to eat, according to Annie Ryan. She said it’s a more complex issue that’s present on Pitt’s campus too.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaking at Friday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher delivers annual report to Board of Trustees amid ongoing pandemic

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 24, 2021
Even as many are concerned about a possible flu and COVID-19 “twindemic,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that one of safest places in western Pennsylvania might be a Pitt campus.
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 14, 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.
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