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Provost Ann Cudd, pictured at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

Pitt implements cohort arrival, moves classes online for start of spring semester

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 30, 2021
Pitt will implement a cohort-based arrival program for students living in residence halls starting Jan. 8, as well as start classes virtually, according to a pair of Thursday announcements.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Pitt to announce spring plans by Jan. 3 amid Omicron worries

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021
Pitt has not yet made any changes to return-to-campus plans for the spring 2022 semester, but could do so by Jan. 3 as worries rise due to the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 68 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 8, ‘monitoring’ omicron

By Rebecca Johnson, Managing Editor December 16, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 47 students and 21 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14.
Pitt police issued a crime alert.

Pitt police issue crime alert after armed robbery

By Natalie Frank, News Editor December 10, 2021
Pitt police issued a crime alert Friday morning detailing a report of an armed robbery at a business in the 300 block of Craft Avenue. Pitt and City police both responded to the incident, which occurred Friday at about 3 a.m.
Chris Bonneau, political science professor, in his office in Posvar Hall on Wednesday.

‘Won’t be a unified front’: Professors opposed to union reflect on vote

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer December 10, 2021
After a multi-year effort to unionize, Pitt faculty voted in favor of creating a union, with 1,511 faculty members voting in favor and 612 against. Professors opposed to the union reflected on the vote and the upcoming push for a first contract with the University.
From left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Robin Kear, Senate Council president and Kris Kanthak, Senate Council vice president at a meeting in Posvar Hall on Thursday.

Senate Council discusses vaccine mandate, approves two policies

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer December 9, 2021
Pitt’s Senate Council held its last monthly meeting of the semester on Thursday afternoon both in person at Posvar Hall and on Zoom. Besides Pitt’s vaccine mandate, the council discussed and voted on two draft policies during the meeting.
Thrive @ Pitt was recently launched by the Campus Well-Being Consortium to connect students to well-being resources.

Thrive @ Pitt website aims to connect students with well-being resources

By Kiera Ledermann, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2021
The Campus Well-Being Consortium recently launched Thrive @ Pitt to connect students to well-being resources. According to Danielle Floyd, the tool was inspired by the “disconnect” between students and resources to support their well-being.
Police Blotter: Dec. 1 - Dec. 6

Police Blotter: Dec. 1 – Dec. 6

By News Editors December 9, 2021
Fraud, three liquor law violations and a report of shots fired in this week’s police blotter.
The CMRO recommends students avoid unmasked indoor gatherings Halloween weekend and says the Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 as early as Nov. 4.

Pitt adds 100 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 1

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor December 9, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 69 students and 31 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7. The number of new student cases per day are, on average, the highest of the semester, which officials said is of “some concern.”
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.

SGB discusses COVID-19 vaccines, fall spending

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Harshitha Ramanan opened Student Government board’s last public meeting of the fall semester by reminding students that COVID-19 booster shots and flu vaccinations are available at the Pitt CoVax clinic and the Student Health Center.
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