The Pitt News

Jon Moss is the editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, and reports on Pitt's upper administration and how its actions impact students, faculty and staff. A native of Northern New Jersey, he will graduate in April 2022 with a business major and Spanish minor. Jon previously served stints as a news staff writer, online visual editor, assistant news editor and news editor.

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Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

Jan 15, 2021
Pitt adds 16 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday (Story)
Jan 12, 2021
Pitt adds 20 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, will release more spring details ‘later this week’ (Story)
Jan 08, 2021
Pitt says students should not travel to campus until further notice (Story)
Jan 08, 2021
Pitt adds 18 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday (Story)
Jan 05, 2021
Pitt adds 38 new COVID-19 cases, will release spring plans ‘later this week’ (Story)
Dec 23, 2020
Bigelow to reopen on Christmas Eve (Story)
Dec 18, 2020
Community members raise concerns about planned Oakland apartment building (Story)
Dec 18, 2020
Pitt adds 13 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday (Story)
Dec 15, 2020
Pitt adds 12 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday (Story)
Dec 11, 2020
Pitt adds 17 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday (Story)
Dec 08, 2020
Pitt adds 20 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
Chancellor, top Pitt officials to not receive pay increase in 2021 (Story)
Dec 04, 2020
Pitt adds 112 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 23 (Story)
Nov 24, 2020
Pitt adds 38 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday (Story)
Nov 20, 2020
Pitt adds 56 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
Board committee approves expansion to Salk construction (Story)
Nov 17, 2020
Pitt adds 54 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday (Story)
Nov 13, 2020
Pitt adds 47 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday (Story)
Nov 10, 2020
Pitt adds 74 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Pitt enacts shelter in place, moves to Elevated posture after ‘significant’ increase in COVID-19 cases (Story)
Nov 07, 2020
Pittsburghers take to streets to celebrate Biden victory (Story)
Nov 07, 2020
Joe Biden elected 46th president in historic election (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Presidential election hinges on too-early-to-call battleground states (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Pitt adds 18 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Trump threatens to challenge Pa. ballots arriving before Friday deadline (Story)
Nov 01, 2020
Biden-Harris campaign to ‘barnstorm’ Pittsburgh, state Monday (Story)
Oct 30, 2020
Buttigieg to visit Oakland on Saturday (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Pitt student dies Monday in Oakland (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Large crowd, few masks at Schenley Park worship service (Story)
Oct 09, 2020
Pitt to move to lowest Guarded risk posture on Oct. 19, concerning campus leaders (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
Pitt lifts Tower B COVID-19 shelter-in-place after 4 days (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
Students on three Tower B floors quarantined, Pitt to test entire building for COVID-19 (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
Pitt investigating ‘increase in cases’ in Tower B, adds 6 other new COVID-19 cases (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
Gallagher provides annual report on University initiatives at ‘seminal’ moment (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment working to meet ‘compressed,’ ‘intensive’ schedule (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
Pitt to lease historic New Granada Theater building for community center (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Letter From the Editor | Retraction of column (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Pitt to allow in-person classes if ‘definable benefit,’ remainder to stay online during Elevated posture (Story)
Sep 05, 2020
Letter from the Editor | Retraction of Counseling Center story (Story)
Sep 04, 2020
Pitt adds 33 COVID-19 cases since Monday, strengthens mask requirements (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Pitt adds 46 COVID-19 cases after second week of online classes (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment (Story)
Aug 23, 2020
Meet the Editors: The Chiefs (Story)
Aug 21, 2020
Pitt student pleads guilty to three counts after racist, threatening messages (Story)
Aug 19, 2020
Pitt to empty Forbes-Craig Apartments, frustrating residents (Story)
Aug 18, 2020
Letter from the Editor | Back to the future with TPN (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
Pitt adds 14 new COVID-19 cases during first week of move-in (Story)
Aug 10, 2020
Exclusive: On eve of move-in, Gallagher asks for flexibility during historic semester (Story)
Aug 07, 2020
Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday (Story)
Jul 31, 2020
Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday (Story)
Jul 30, 2020
Unclear when fall classes will move in person, Pitt officials say (Story)
Jul 24, 2020
Letter From the Editor | Welcome to Pitt — just keep swimming (Story)
Jul 17, 2020
Students, staff added to fall reopening committee (Story)
Jul 16, 2020
Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan (Story)
Jul 16, 2020
Gallagher concerned about ongoing pandemic, but confident in ‘robust’ Pitt planning (Story)
Jul 15, 2020
Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget (Story)
Jul 14, 2020
ICE to rescind new international student guidelines (Story)
Jul 10, 2020
Pitt adds 10 new COVID-19 cases since last Thursday (Story)
Jul 08, 2020
Faculty voice concerns as fall semester approaches (Story)
Jul 02, 2020
Pitt COVID-19 cases triple in one week (Story)
Jul 02, 2020
New committee to implement fall reopening (Story)
Jun 30, 2020
Pitt establishes reopening postures for the fall, amidst pandemic (Story)
Jun 29, 2020
Pitt to release new COVID-19 case numbers weekly (Story)
Jun 26, 2020
Board to form ad-hoc committee to study fossil fuel divestment (Story)
Jun 26, 2020
Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws (Story)
Jun 26, 2020
Faculty not required to be in person, but must provide ‘classroom experience’ (Story)
Jun 26, 2020
Gallagher: Pitt in a ‘watershed’ moment (Story)
Jun 25, 2020
Clyde Wilson Pickett named new vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion (Story)
Jun 25, 2020
Pitt to spend second half of federal relief money on fall restart (Story)
Jun 25, 2020
Context: June Board of Trustees meeting (Story)
Jun 25, 2020
Pitt to lease $22 million in hotel rooms for first-year student housing (Story)
Jun 22, 2020
Black Action Society, 17 Black student orgs make demands of University administration (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Med school dean agrees to wide-ranging demands from Black students (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Board committee approves flat endowment distribution rate (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Voluntary retirement program offered to faculty, staff (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Pitt quietly releases socially responsible investment criteria (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Letter from the Editor | We must capitalize the B (Story)
Jun 12, 2020
Fall classes to begin remotely, move in person after 3 days (Story)
Jun 11, 2020
Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students (Story)
Jun 11, 2020
Flat tuition, fees expected for next year, Gallagher says (Story)
Jun 09, 2020
‘Failure’ of shared governance in fall term emails, faculty leaders say (Story)
Jun 08, 2020
Pitt releases clarified fall plans after ‘inadvertent’ email (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
Steelers owner Art Rooney Jr. nominated as Pitt trustee (Story)
May 26, 2020
Board committee sets salary for new health sciences chief (Story)
May 22, 2020
Pitt’s budget and endowment, explained (Story)
May 15, 2020
Admissions numbers look ‘very good’ so far, Pitt says (Story)
May 14, 2020
Gallagher: ‘Nothing is entirely on or off the table’ for fall (Story)
May 14, 2020
Pitt schools preparing for possible budget cuts (Story)
May 11, 2020
Year of Creativity helps Pitt explore its artistic side (Story)
May 07, 2020
Senior Pitt official taking personal leave (Story)
May 06, 2020
Pitt COVID-19 researcher shot Saturday, police say killing unrelated to his work (Story)
May 04, 2020
Pitt establishes task forces, working groups to plan fall semester (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
College Dems across nation call for college student rescue checks (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Pitt announces CARES Act grant guidelines (Story)
Apr 18, 2020
Longtime manager confirms The O’s closure (Story)
Apr 17, 2020
Pitt to compensate laid off dining workers who are students (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Police arrest, charge man in Meyran Avenue shooting case (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Gallagher: COVID-19 crisis ‘slow-motion,’ not ‘existential’ (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Pitt to receive more than $21 million in emergency federal funding (Story)
Apr 12, 2020
Sodexo to lay off more than 700 workers as contract expires (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Construction at Pitt health care facility to resume (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Pitt cancels all fall study abroad programming as pandemic continues (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
Pittsburgh buildings light up in support of front-line pandemic workers (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Former Pitt student killed in Wednesday morning shooting on Meyran (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Cleaning house: Pitt tosses, stores student belongings to prepare facilities for COVID-19 fight (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Pitt moves summer classes online as pandemic continues (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Greensburg man dead after Oakland motorcycle collision (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
Pitt to not publicly announce future COVID-19 cases due to community spread (Story)
Mar 22, 2020
Pitt confirms first COVID-19 case in residence hall (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Pitt to allow students to move courses to pass/fail status at semester’s end (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Gallagher announces plans to further shutdown campus (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Pitt selects Compass Group as next dining contractor (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
Pitt to restrict building access, close campus recreation (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
Police investigating Atwood Street assault (Story)
Mar 14, 2020
County officials announce two COVID-19 cases in City (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Pitt to temporarily shutter dining halls as classes move online (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Pitt moves classes online as coronavirus pandemic spreads around nation (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Pitt cancels most spring break study abroad programming in wake of coronavirus crisis (Story)
Mar 01, 2020
Board approves new health sciences chief (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Pitt working to recall students from coronavirus-afflicted countries (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Fossil Free Pitt to continue Cathedral sit-in indefinitely (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Board of Trustees unanimously approves formal socially responsible investing process, commits to carbon neutrality by 2037 (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Context: February Board of Trustees meeting (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Board committee approves LRDC, O’Hara Garage demolition (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Two bomb threats made at Five Guys in three days (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Labor board to hold hearing on proposed grad union ruling (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
SGB candidates debate key issues for presidency (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Investigation ongoing into Pitt student’s death (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Grad union organizers deliver broken heart to Chancellor Gallagher (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Student-run coffee shops coming next fall to Cathedral, Hillman Library (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Pitt seeks to develop novel coronavirus vaccine (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Pitt, FHP to discuss housing discrimination allegation (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Pitt alum hired to lead Pittsburgh NAACP (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Gov. Wolf proposes flat funding for Pitt in proposed budget (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Las Palmas cited for health violation (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Pitt student’s trial pushed to late April (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Judge dismisses charges against Pitt sophomore (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process (Story)
Jan 18, 2020
Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
Ex-police officer acquitted in Antwon Rose case sues Pitt (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
Provost’s office accepting OER grant applications (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Pitt police issue crime alert after robbery (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
School of Education receives $1 million Gates grant (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Racial slurs case remains unsolved three months later (Story)
Jan 12, 2020
Pitt’s bill for ‘union avoidance’ law firm passes $1 million (Story)
Jan 09, 2020
Pitt administrators to launch new art initiative (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
Pitt releases latest hazing report (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Forbes Street Market cited for two low-risk health code violations (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Pitt police officer sues University for alleged age discrimination (Story)
Jan 05, 2020
In case you missed it: News from winter break 2019 (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Federal government probing alleged Pitt disability discrimination (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Chancellor, executives to receive second straight year of pay raises (Story)
Dec 01, 2019
Pitt preparing for phase 2 of Bigelow reconstruction (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Diversity and inclusion leader to step down (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Board committee approves Master Plan support projects (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
3 Greek life orgs face updated Pitt sanctions (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Pitt student’s trial set for late January (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
An ‘unwanting’ feeling: Investigation ongoing into two slurs against black first-year student (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Board committees approve increases to University debt limits (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Market Central cited for 5 low-risk health code violations (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Fourth Greek life organization faces hazing probe (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Pitt to fund up to $250k in sexual misconduct prevention projects (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Posvar Hall evacuated after small construction fire (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
Food robot testing has resumed (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
2 additional Greek life orgs face hazing probes (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Phi Kappa Theta temporarily suspended after possible new member hazing (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Former employee sues Pitt over allegedly violating federal, state law in termination (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Phi Kappa Theta new member education suspended after possible hazing (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Pitt police issue crime alert after attempted robbery (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Survey results highlight misconduct, sexual assault on campus (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Pitt launches new graduate research center with Koch funding (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Jill Krantz named executive director of campus recreation (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Diversity and Inclusion office reorganized in October (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Pitt announces shuttle stop changes beginning in November (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Pitt files exception to proposed grad union ruling (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
Police officer acquitted on 5 of 6 counts from October incident (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Pitt police issue crime alert after aggravated assault (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Gallagher provides report on University initiatives amidst divestment protest (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Cudd says Pitt still considering options on proposed grad union ruling (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Board approves new trustee, revised bylaws (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
Context: September Board of Trustees meeting (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Grad union organizers ready campaign for second election (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
U. S. House to begin impeachment inquiry (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
State awards $100,000 grant for Schenley Park restoration (Story)
Sep 15, 2019
Pitt exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Board committee approves revised bylaws, mission statements (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Pitt to offer 5-year master’s engineering program next fall (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
SGB to form task force for preserving names of independent student organizations (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
SORC to block clubs from re-registering next year over updated guidelines (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Failed connections: Pitt’s new Wi-Fi met with mixed reception (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
UPDATE: Law enforcement: Online hate crime threat is ‘not credible’ (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies (Story)
Aug 25, 2019
Second Oakland social club building for sale (Story)
Aug 25, 2019
Meet the editors: News (Story)
Aug 22, 2019
Changes coming to Honors College with new dean (Story)
Aug 22, 2019
Transcript: TPN’s interview with UHC Dean Murrell (Story)
Aug 20, 2019
Class of 2023 breaks demographic records (Story)
Aug 20, 2019
Thanksgiving break to last full week (Story)
Aug 08, 2019
Pitt outsources dorm WiFi, will charge for faster speeds (Story)
Aug 08, 2019
Chick-fil-A moving to upper campus, other dining changes start this fall (Story)
Aug 01, 2019
Man arrested, charged after two attempted rapes (Story)
Jul 31, 2019
Police officer faces trial after allegedly assaulting, harassing Pitt students (Story)
Jul 30, 2019
Criminal complaint charges Pitt student with ethnic intimidation, making terroristic threats (Story)
Jul 25, 2019
Pitt to hold listening sessions on One Bigelow project (Story)
Jul 24, 2019
John Keeler to step down as GSPIA dean (Story)
Jul 19, 2019
Report examining socially responsible investing at Pitt released (Story)
Jul 12, 2019
Student, Pitt leaders to meet to strengthen student code of conduct (Story)
Jul 10, 2019
Board committee approves budget, tuition hikes (Story)
Jul 09, 2019
New state law breaks down barriers to reporting sexual harassment (Story)
Jul 06, 2019
Provost, dean of students respond to letter calling for student expulsion (Story)
Jul 05, 2019
Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary, attempted sexual assault (Story)
Jul 05, 2019
Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats (Story)
Jun 29, 2019
Transcript: TPN’s interview with Provost Cudd (Story)
Jun 28, 2019
Gallagher: Endowment report to be released soon (Story)
Jun 28, 2019
Gallagher provides updates on University initiatives (Story)
Jun 28, 2019
Board approves chairperson-elect, new trustees (Story)
Jun 28, 2019
Cudd’s freshman year: affordability, unionization and plans for the future (Story)
Jun 25, 2019
Context: June Board of Trustees meeting (Story)
Jun 25, 2019
House passes Pitt funding bill by 167-34 vote (Story)
Jun 24, 2019
Pitt to get 2% state funding increase; House Republicans file amendment to avert fetal tissue research (Story)
Jun 24, 2019
City to start neighborhood planning process in Oakland (Story)
Jun 20, 2019
Activists call for independent audit of troubled U. S. Steel plant (Story)
Jun 19, 2019
SkyVue cited for non-functioning fire alarm, two other fire violations last October (Story)
Jun 18, 2019
Fire at U. S. Steel plant cuts power to key pollution control systems (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
2 additional students awarded Fulbrights, now totaling 13 (Story)
Jun 06, 2019
Pitt students couch-surfing after SkyVue electrical fire (Story)
Jun 06, 2019
Donald Burke to step down as public health dean (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Pitt releases list of 25 highest-paid non-officer employees (Story)
May 31, 2019
Audrey Murrell named acting dean of Honors College (Story)
May 30, 2019
Police: Woman who used bear spray at Pitt also hit two buses (Story)
May 24, 2019
Cathedral Cafe passes health department reinspection (Story)
May 22, 2019
Woman arrested after allegedly spraying bear spray at Pitt employees (Story)
May 14, 2019
Cathedral Cafe cited for 8 health code violations (Story)
May 14, 2019
Pitt paid almost $240K to “union avoidance” law firm in recent years (Story)
May 03, 2019
Grad students vote against unionization, organizers reissue call for new election (Story)
May 01, 2019
Recent CMU graduate found guilty of sexual assault against female Pitt student (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Planning underway for new recreation center (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Deadline approaching for primary voter registration (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Market Central passes health department reinspection (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Peduto signs gun control bills, lawsuit filed in county court (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Market Central cited for 9 health code violations (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
City Council passes gun control bills amid legal threats (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Chancellor seeks state funding at Harrisburg hearing (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
Context: February Board of Trustees meeting (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Pitt students to face tuition hike, Commonwealth funding unclear (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
State officials attempt to avert UPMC, Highmark breakup (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
Bio class assigned new professor after petition (Story)
Dec 15, 2018
Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU (Story)
Dec 09, 2018
Lawsuit dismissed against former police officer Michael Rosfeld, Garage Door (Story)
Dec 09, 2018
Finals: A How-To Guide (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Biology students petition against professor (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
Lawsuit alleges Pitt responsible for dropped criminal charges (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Luxury housing places Oakland gentrification on the horizon (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Pittsburgh International Airport approves new budget for changes (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Jewish Greek life honors Tree of Life victims (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
President Trump responds to Tree of Life massacre (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
The inside scoop on Klavon’s sundaes (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Newman Institute embraces new way to preserve history (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Port Authority reroutes in East End (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Tom Hanks brings voting hype to Pittsburgh (Story)

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