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Pitt Pathfinders use virtual tours to connect students to Pitt in new ways

Pitt Pathfinder and junior psychology and urban studies major De’Jovia Davis.

By Thea Barrett, For The Pitt News

September 4, 2020

Students won’t have to worry about getting run over by backward-walking, striped-shirt-clad Pitt Pathfinders around campus this semester. But that doesn’t mean Pathfinders aren’t showing off the campus to potential Pitt students.  

‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment

According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

August 26, 2020

Ottley said this is indicative of a culture at Pitt that she believes needs to change to attract, and retain, more Black students. According to University data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

Pitt branch campuses become test-optional temporarily, highlighting concerns over standardized exams

More than 50 colleges and universities across the country dropped their ACT/SAT requirements for next year’s applicants.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

Pitt’s main campus will not join this list, though the Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville regional campuses will temporarily become test-optional for fall 2020, the University announced last Thursday.

Pitt holds first online Admitted Students Day

Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is still operating and interacting with prospective students via Zoom and social media.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

April 1, 2020

With the shift to a world online, OAFA has shifted as well. The office continues to connect with incoming students through programs like online advising and a virtual Admitted Students Day while employees work from home.

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