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Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Pitt adds remote option for first two weeks of fall classes, in ‘unexpected departure’ from intended plans

Students will have the option of attending certain classes either remotely or in person for the first two weeks of the fall semester, Pitt announced Friday.
Pitt’s 29-year streak working with Sodexo ended last July to partner with Compass Group, ushering in new meal plans, food options and dining locations for Pitt students.

Compass outlines dining changes, including full dine-in seating

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer
When students walk in The Eatery this fall, they can expect a different scene than last year’s take-out stations and styrofoam containers. New food and more conversation will be the new norm, according to a representative from Pitt’s dining contractor.
Puccini Hair Design is currently located at 237 Atwood St.

Puccini Hair Design to relocate after Pitt property sale, Sorrento’s fate unclear

By Natalie Frank, News Editor
Salvatore Puccini said even though his family has been in Oakland since 1975 and spent over 40 years operating Puccini Hair Design on Atwood Street, he’s excited to soon transition to a new location.
The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.

Explainer: How to submit your vaccine card to Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Managing Editor
The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.
Though Chancellor Patrick Gallagher did not announce a vaccine “mandate” in a letter addressed to Pitt community members on July 23, he said Pitt is “not neutral” towards receiving the vaccine.

‘Public health service’: Pitt students, staff talk COVID-19 vaccines

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer
As the fall semester approaches, students and University leaders discuss their thoughts on Pitt’s vaccine stance. Pitt isn’t mandating a COVID-19 vaccine, but Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he hopes to achieve a high immunization rate on campus.
Pitt held a vaccination clinic with the Allegheny Health Department in late January to vaccinate around 800 healthcare workers, including Pitt students, in the 1A priority group.

Pitt: Roughly half of students, employees vaccinated

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief
Pitt said Wednesday that roughly half of students and employees have submitted documentation that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Uncertainty surrounding the University’s operating posture lingers as the fall semester approaches, but students and staff are optimistic about in-person opportunities.

‘Last year it was tough’: Pitt community prepares for updated COVID-19 rules

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer
As Pitt students, staff and faculty prepare to head back to campus for the fall semester, many still wonder how COVID-19 protocols will look on campus. One guideline will require students to register guests that aren’t part of the University community.
Students can celebrate their return to campus with a slew of hybrid in-person and virtual events at this year’s Welcome Week, lasting Aug. 21-29.

Welcome Week 2021: Pitt students, staff prepare for start of in-person events

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer
Students can celebrate their return to campus with a slew of hybrid in-person and virtual events at this year’s Welcome Week, lasting Aug. 21-29.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Long-term Pitt construction plan approved by City

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief
The City of Pittsburgh approved Pitt’s Institutional Master Plan late last month, giving its seal of approval to the University’s construction roadmap for the next 10 to 25 years.
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