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Fans cheer at the Pitt vs. UMass game on Sept. 4.

‘They represent all of us’: Pitt community hopes for ACC championship title

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
For Christian Spears, Pitt’s appearance in this weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is about more than just the football team — it reflects on the University as a whole.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the 3700 block of Fifth Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday morning.

City police arrest man for alleged robbery, terroristic threats in Oakland

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 30, 2021
City police on Monday morning arrested a man who allegedly robbed another man near a Citizens Bank ATM on Fifth Avenue.
The halls outside the School of Education on the fifth floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

School of Education offers new undergraduate major

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer November 29, 2021
Pitt’s new Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education program will begin accepting students — including recently graduated high school students and transfer students — for the fall semester in 2023.
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday via Zoom.

Board approves $32 million student housing site acquisition, Cathedral of Learning renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 19, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday to discuss several renovation projects and the proposed acquisition of the Marriott Residence Inn University Medical Center to serve as possible student housing.
Pitt’s Staff Council during its Wednesday meeting to discuss Flex Work and a possible new project with The Pitt Pantry.

Staff Council discusses flexible work model, regional campuses

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Pitt’s Staff Council spent its Wednesday afternoon meeting discussing a new hybrid model called Flex Work, as well as a possible new project with The Pitt Pantry and a push to collaborate with Pitt's regional campuses.
Nicola Foote, the new Honors College dean, outside of the Cathedral of Learning.

New Honors College dean discusses first months at Pitt

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Nicola Foote began as the new Honors College dean on July 1, after former acting dean Audrey Murrell resigned in February. Foote said she came to Pitt because she was excited by the opportunities it presented.
A protester rallies with a crowd of UPMC employees on Grant Street during Thursday’s UPMC Essential Worker Strike in Downtown.

Photos: UPMC strike

By Patrick Cavanagh, Staff Photographer November 19, 2021

A crowd of UPMC hospital workers and allies rallied Downtown on Grant Street and outside of UPMC headquarters on Thursday afternoon at the UPMC Essential Worker Strike. Hospital workers walked off...

The Student Government Board meeting on Sept. 14 where Brennan Conway, far right, announced his outside bank accounts plan.

SGB working to launch PNC bank account pilot program this spring

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor November 19, 2021
What has long been a dream for student organizations — more self-service management of their finances — may become reality in fall 2022 if all goes according to Student Government Board’s plan.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recently approved Pitt’s new budget model, called Budget ReSTART.

Pitt to move forward with new budget model amid concerns over ‘rushed’ process

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 19, 2021
Pitt will transition from its current incremental budget process to a new model called Budget ReSTART in fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1. But some shared governance leaders have concerns about the process used to develop the new budget model.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the Residential Permit Parking program, rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts.

OPDC discusses Residential Permit Parking program updates, air quality

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Wednesday on Zoom to discuss pending changes to the Residential Permit Parking program, as well as rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts in and around Oakland.
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