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Chloe Shearer, a statistician with the Human Engineering Research Laboratory in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, started the Pitt Disability Community in January.

New Pitt Disability Community creates a group for faculty and staff with disabilities

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Chloe Shearer was shocked upon being hired last November to find that Pitt did not have a faculty and staff community group for people with disabilities. So she took it upon herself to start one.
SGB created an Election Procedures Review task force to review the events leading up to election day, gather feedback on SGB elections and judicial codes and procedures and “reinforce public trust in SGB elections procedures by increasing public access to information,” according to the task force charter.

‘We needed to do something’: New SGB task force reviews tumultuous election

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Student Government Board created an Election Procedures Review task force in March to review the events leading up this year’s tumultuous elections, gather feedback on the elections and judicial codes and procedures and reinstate public trust in SGB.
Pitt adds 48 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 48 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2021
Pitt added 48 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 46 students and two employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 94 students currently in isolation.
Sohail Rana, who is in his last year as a dental student, and his team started working together in early January 2020 and officially formed their startup company — ZeroDK — in May 2020. ZeroDK, a pun on the phrase “zero decay,” combines the use of a toothbrush holder with a smartphone app that tracks how long users brush and floss their teeth.

Pitt dental student creates product to fight tooth decay

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 5, 2021
ZeroDK, a pun on the phrase “zero decay,” combines the use of a toothbrush holder along with a smartphone app that tracks how long users brush and floss their teeth.
Pitt’s Graduate and Professional Student Government is showing its appreciation this week for grad students this year with its annual graduate and professional student appreciation week.

GPSG shows appreciation for grad students through week of events

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2021
Pitt’s Graduate and Professional Student Government is kicking off a week of virtual events for its annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week on Monday. These events are designed to show appreciation for grad students.
Pitt adds 54 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 54 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 2, 2021
Pitt added 54 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 51 students and three employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 92 students currently in isolation. Student Health Service is open Saturday for COVID-19 testing.
The Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellences hosted Alicia Garza, the co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. During the event, Alicia Garza touched upon her experiences founding the movement, her current work maintaining diversity and equal access and her book “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.”

‘Freedom dreams’: Alicia Garza discusses Black Lives Matter, new book

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer April 2, 2021
The Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence in Pitt’s law school hosted Alicia Garza, the co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, on Thursday evening.
Ashley Priore, a Clinton Global Initiative University scholar, teaches chess to anyone between pre-K and 12th grade through Queen’s Gambit, with a focus on supporting young students of color.

Pitt student founds third organization, mentors youth through chess

By Katie Cassidy, For The Pitt News April 2, 2021
For some, chess is purely a form of entertainment. But for Ashley Priore, a junior English literature and political science double major, chess has a deeper meaning — one that she is determined to help others see.
President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh on March 31, 2021.

‘Once in a generation investment’: Biden proposes new infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2021
President Joe Biden laid out his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan in Collier on Wednesday afternoon. He said this plan will help rebuild infrastructure and provide job opportunities, in hopes of stimulating America’s economy and decreasing federal debt.
Police Blotter: March 25- March 31

Police Blotter: March 25- March 31

By News Editors April 1, 2021
A broken window, a missing package and more in this week’s police blotter.
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