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Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center — located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall — recently expanded its hours to daily operations, and will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday.

Pitt adds 78 new COVID-19 cases since Aug. 27

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor
Pitt officials said 56 students and 22 faculty and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 over the course of a 10-day period from Aug. 27 through Sept. 7. The report also said 89% of undergraduate students has uploaded proof of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Pitt hires outside law firm to review fetal tissue research practices

Pitt hired the law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara to conduct an independent review of its fetal tissue research practices to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines, state Rep. Natalie Mihalek announced Thursday.
Provost Ann Cudd, pictured at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018, confirmed Wednesday that most class will move in person on Monday.

Pitt confirms classes to go in-person Monday, provides accommodation resources

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor
In an email sent to Pitt faculty on Wednesday, Provost Ann Cudd confirmed that all classes will meet in person starting Sept. 13, unless professors received permission for remote or hybrid instruction from their dean.
Student Government Board held a public, in-person meeting in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night. Pictured speaking is President Harshitha Ramanan.

SGB welcomes students during first meeting

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer
During the first in-person Student Government Board meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harshitha Ramanan welcomed students to Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.
Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance is a student organization that spreads awareness of and celebrates Asian culture by hosting events that further promote the social, cultural and political aspects of Asians and Asian Americans. Pictured is the ASA’s executive board.

Asian Student Alliance celebrates Asian and Asian American culture on campus

By Leanna Chae, For The Pitt News
Karen Enomoto, vice president of external affairs for the Asian Student Alliance, said while going to a predominantly white university like Pitt, it’s important to have a sense of community for minority groups that feel unrepresented on campus.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center — located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall — recently expanded its hours to daily operations, and will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday.

Pitt vaccination center to offer flu shots, expanded hours

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday and recently expanded its hours to daily operation.
The Move PGH project partnered with Spin, a company that produces electronically charged vehicles, on July 9, making electric Spin scooters available throughout Pittsburgh.

Pitt students travel in style with new Spin scooters

By Andrew Thompson, Staff Writer
Pitt students probably noticed an increased number of scooters around Oakland, either parked along the sidewalk or zooming by.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
Jennifer Murtazashvili is an associate professor and the director of the Center for Governance and Markets. A project at CGM is assisting Afghans obtain P-2 visas for resettlement in the United States after Kabul fell to the Taliban.

GSPIA team helps Afghans apply for resettlement visas

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer
After Kabul fell to the Taliban, a project based in Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets helping Afghans obtain P-2 visas for resettlement in the United States rapidly accelerated under the leadership of Jennifer Murtazashvili and Maxwell DeGregorio.
Kati Csoman, the new Nationality Rooms director, succeeds Maxine Bruhns, who was in the role for 54 years.

Kati Csoman takes over as new director of the Nationality Room Program

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer
As a Pitt sophomore in 1987, Kati Csoman won the Hungarian Room Scholarship, which let her spend five months living in Hungary. Csoman returned to Oakland and became the new Nationality Rooms director on Aug. 9.
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