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Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 31, 2020

The University has had a total of 27 students and 16 employees test positive since June 26, with 24 students and nine employees recovered thus far.

‘Allow us the space to be Black’: Diversity forum talks anti-racism with Ibram Kendi

Ibram Kendi, author of the 2019 book “How to Be an Antiracist,” discusses anti-racism during a Wednesday event as part of the Diversity Forum series.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 29, 2020

According to Ibram Kendi, one of the most important elements of the fight for anti-racist policy is intersectionality, the understanding of how interdependent identities such as race, gender and sexual orientation create overlapping and unique systems of discrimination and privilege.

Students, faculty and staff required to complete COVID-19 training for fall

Top Pitt officials discussed the University's fall reopening plans during a Tuesday evening community meeting held by the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

July 29, 2020

Though it was previously stated that all faculty and staff members would complete COVID-19 training, Bonner said during the meeting that all students will be required to complete the training as well.

‘I hope it’s a reckoning’: Panel encourages racial justice activism in Pittsburgh

Clyde Wilson Pickett, the new vice chancellor for diversity inclusion, made his first public appearance during a Tuesday event as part of Pitt's Diversity Forum.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

X and other community members shared their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial inequities in Pittsburgh at the panel discussion.

Pitt officials discuss health guidelines for residence life, COVID testing at student town hall

Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 28, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, said Pitt is working on an updated Student Code of Conduct that will further explain guidelines, as well as consequences for violations.

Pitt club, intramural teams concerned about planned Sports Dome demolition

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

Several Pitt club and intramural teams, faced with the prospect of losing their home playing field on upper campus, have asked the University to halt the planned demolition of the Sports Dome and reconsider its Victory Heights redevelopment plan.

‘A giant game of telephone’: Student researchers concerned over gaps in communication

The Senate Research Committee met July 10 to discuss reopening efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

As undergraduate students prepare to return to campus next month in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some graduate students and researchers said safety concerns they’ve raised since research restarted have not been fully heard.

Parsing Pitt’s student workout facilities

Trees Hall, on Allequippa Street, contains the most diverse range of facilities for exercise and recreational activity.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a place to play racquetball with friends, take a quick morning run or join group exercise classes, Pitt offers a wide variety of facilities for active students of all levels of commitment.

Oakland news roundup

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition staged a February sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning, calling for fossil fuel divestment.

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

With the fall semester beginning in just a few weeks, here is a guide to some of the biggest stories at Pitt.

SGB gives updates on pass/fail grades, mandatory masks for fall semester

Student Government Board held a virtual Town Hall on Thursday.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

Eric Macadangdang, Student Government Board president, said at a Thursday afternoon town hall that Pitt would not be allowing students to convert courses from a letter grade to satisfactory/no credit at the end of the fall semester.

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