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Chancellor, execs to donate part of salary to students

Michael Andrews asked the court to award him reinstatement to his previous position with back pay from April 25, 2018.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher pledged Friday to donate 20% of his 2020-21 salary to “support students and the Pitt community” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

No days off for Pitt students working essential jobs

Many students are still working jobs that are considered essential.

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Pitt students are among those working in hospitals, restaurants and other businesses deemed essential by the Pennsylvania government.

Pitt to compensate laid off dining workers who are students

Sodexo laid off a majority of its workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Market Central and The Perch, the two dining halls on campus, remain closed.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Pitt will compensate 173 student dining workers laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University officials told the workers Wednesday.

Pandemic to affect City economy for next five years, Mayor Peduto says

Mayor Bill Peduto predicts Pittsburgh City Government will feel the financial effects of the pandemic for the next five years.

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Mayor Bill Peduto predicted Pittsburgh will be feeling the financial effects of the pandemic for the next five years, despite the City’s $85 million reserve budget mentioned during a Thursday press conference, which focused on the City’s fight against COVID-19.

Gallagher: COVID-19 crisis ‘slow-motion,’ not ‘existential’

Chancellor Gallagher gave updates on an uncertain fall semester during Thursday’s Senate Council Meeting.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

April 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said it is unlikely that Pitt will return to full operational status in the fall semester.

Experts urge students to participate in Census, despite pandemic

The Census is crucial to determining the extent of resources available to the City.

By Grace Giglio, For The Pitt News

April 16, 2020

Although many Pitt students have returned to their hometowns in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will still be counted in Pittsburgh’s population records for the 2020 Census.

Pitt offers on-campus students free Healthy Rides through April

Pitt has extended its free 30-minute-ride HealthyRide program from only first years to students still  living in on-campus housing through the end of April.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Pitt extended free 30-minute rides through Healthy Ride, the Pittsburgh bike-sharing service, to students living in on-campus housing only.

Pitt to receive more than $21 million in emergency federal funding

Pitt to receive more than $21 million in emergency federal funding

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 13, 2020

Pitt will receive nearly $21.3 million in emergency funding as part of the federal government’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package, according to figures from the federal Department of Education.

Dissertation defense from a distance, Pitt doctoral candidates move online

Ph.D. candidates have begun utilizing Zoom to defend their research and present their dissertations in front of committees within their academic discipline.

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic limiting social gatherings, online dissertation defenses have become the only safe way for Ph.D. candidates to complete their doctoral studies. Since the middle of March, Pitt students have been utilizing Zoom to defend their research in front of committees within their academic discipline.

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.

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