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Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday to discuss the details of Pitt’s vaccine requirements and how the University would continue to keep all campuses safe from COVID-19.

Faculty Assembly discusses vaccine data, unionization vote at September meeting

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer
Dr. John Williams, head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office, said Wednesday that with high vaccination numbers and the COVID-19 positivity rate at less than 1%, the University is in a “great place” for the start of the fall semester.
Pitt officials said Thursday that 87% of undergraduate students on the Oakland campus have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Pitt’s undergrad student vaccination rate up to 87% on Oakland campus

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor
Pitt officials said Thursday that 87% of undergraduate students on the Oakland campus have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Of undergraduates living on campus, 96% submitted proof, and 82% living off campus submitted proof.
Police Blotter: Aug. 26 - Sept. 2

Police Blotter: Aug. 26 – Sept. 2

Three arrests and seven liquor law violations in this week’s police blotter.
Pitt announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania in order to provide preschool-aged children of Pitt faculty, staff and graduate students an opportunity to enroll in the Great Futures Preschool program at BGCWPA’s Carnegie or Estelle S. Campbell Lawrenceville clubhouses.

Pitt to provide additional preschool option through Boys & Girls Clubs partnership

By Natalie Frank, News Editor
Pitt announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania to provide preschool-aged children of Pitt faculty, staff and graduate students an opportunity to enroll in a preschool program at two BGCWPA clubhouses.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. discussed various developments at its August meeting, including a stormwater management plan, Carnegie Mellon University’s Institutional Master Plan and UPMC’s proposal for a new bed tower on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street.

OPDC discusses stormwater management, future CMU and UPMC plans

By Dhara Patel, For The Pitt News
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. discussed stormwater management, Carnegie Mellon University’s institutional master plan and UPMC’s proposal for a new bed tower at Wednesday evening’s meeting.
“Welsfest,” a block party that took place Saturday on Welsford Street in South Oakland, drew much larger crowds of Pitt students than expected.

Pitt students attend ‘Welsfest’ block party amid pandemic

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor
About 1,000 Pitt students sang “Let’s go Pitt!” in the chorus of “Sweet Caroline,” supposedly broke a front porch and stood shoulder-to-shoulder this weekend at “Welsfest” — a block party on Welsford Street in South Oakland.
Garage Door Saloon forced to close after City condemns building

Garage Door Saloon forced to close after City condemns building

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor
The city of Pittsburgh’s Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections condemned the building which houses the popular Garage Door Saloon on Monday.
Three students read the sign where Pitt greets its largest incoming class ever this year — a total of 5,195 students.

Pitt works to make room for largest ever first-year class

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer
With a first-year class of 5,195 students, Pitt struggled to accommodate the large number of students. Departments hired new staff and added new class sections, and the University leased a hotel for housing.
Pitt police issued a crime alert Tuesday morning detailing a reported Semple Street robbery.

Pitt police issues crime alert after robbery

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor
Pitt police issued a crime alert Tuesday morning detailing a reported robbery in the 400 block of Semple St.
First-year and second-year women attended Pitt’s 101st annual Lantern Night on the Cathedral Lawn Sunday night, receiving the “light of learning” from Pitt alumni.

Students celebrate 101st Lantern Night with an outdoor celebration

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer
Students carried glowing lanterns across the Cathedral Lawn — lighting up the starry night sky overhead at Sunday night’s 101st Lantern Night.
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