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Pitt sees 10% increase in COVID-19 vaccine card submissions

By Natalie Frank, News Editor
Pitt officials said Thursday that more than three-quarters of all Pittsburgh campus undergraduate students have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19, according to an email sent by the COVID-19 Medical Response Office.
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Pitt students reflect on summer jobs, internships and activities

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer
For some students, summer includes relaxing and taking a break from the rush and workload of college, while for others it involves a different type of busyness. With classes starting Friday, Pitt students reflected on their experiences from this summer.
Global Brigades, a health and sustainability student organization at Pitt, that decided to transition into in-person meetings this year.

Student orgs with mixed feelings on Pitt in-person event guidelines

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer
Even though student organizations are allowed to have in-person meetings and events, one thing is stopping Annika Agarwal’s club, Mind Sense, from doing so — the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from Pitt.
After the class of 2024 experienced their first year at Pitt virtually, many second-year students, like undecided sophomore Sara Saber, hope this semester can shine with a glimmer of normalcy.

‘I felt restrained’: Sophomores reflect on first year, look toward upcoming year

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer
After the class of 2024 experienced their first year at Pitt virtually, many sophomores hope this semester shines a glimmer of normalcy.
Pictured left to right, Millicent Watt, Natalie Frank and Martha Layne are the news editors for the 2021-22 academic year.

Meet the editors: News

Meet the three reasons why the news desk won the best and sexiest desk award last year. From staying up all night to cover SGB elections to calling up all your favorite Pitt admins, there’s no shortage of drive in this group of writers!
The new data science major is within the School of Computing and Information and pulls courses from four different departments — computer science, information science, math and statistics — giving students a strong foundation in programming and quantitative disciplines.

Pitt unveils new data science major

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer
After four years of planning and fine-tuning, Pitt quietly released a list of course requirements for a new data science major over the summer, which students will be able to declare when the fall semester starts on Friday.
Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, drops one of the first union cards at a kickoff event held by Pitt faculty union organizers in the William Pitt Union Ballroom in January 2018.

Explainer: How to vote in Pitt’s faculty union election

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer
A multi-year effort to unionize roughly 3,000 University faculty will culminate in a union election starting Friday. Here is a guide to help faculty navigate the upcoming union election
Across Oakland, students react to the news that an online option will be available for the first two weeks of classes and what that means for the coming semester.

Pitt students try to make sense of two-week optional online period

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer
Students offer a mixed bag of responses to Pitt's decision to include an online option for the first two weeks of classes, and worry it could lead to another semester online.
Towers residents without water, The Eatery closed after water main break

Towers residents without water, The Eatery closed after water main break

A city water main break left all three Litchfield Towers and The Eatery without water on Tuesday. A Pitt spokesperson said the outage is expected to last four to six hours.
Chris Deluzio, policy director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security and adjunct professor in the School of Law, is running to represent the 17th Congressional District.

Pitt’s Chris Deluzio seeks to succeed Conor Lamb in Congress

By Natalie Frank, News Editor
Chris Deluzio, policy director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security and adjunct professor in the School of Law, announced he is running to represent the 17th Congressional District on Monday.
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