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Activist, scholar Angela Davis talks anti-racism, social justice

Angela Davis, a civil rights activist and philosopher, discussed anti-racism at a Tuesday evening event.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

July 29, 2020

Angela Davis told members of the Pitt community on Tuesday that the current reckoning on race relations in the United States is about 150 years too late.

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty town hall

Assistant Vice Provost Cynthia Golden talks about the Flex@Pitt teaching model at Thursday's town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 23, 2020

According to Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Mark Henderson, installation of new classroom technology to assist the [email protected] model began Monday. He said faculty will be able to sign up for times to demo the new technology next week.

Faculty not required to be in person, but must provide ‘classroom experience’

Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Friday afternoon email to faculty that they are not required to be physically present in the classroom during the fall semester, as part of the University’s new [email protected] teaching model.

Pitt releases clarified fall plans after ‘inadvertent’ email

Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2020

Pitt released additional information late Monday about fall semester plans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic after an “inadvertent” Monday email.

University Senate panel talks mental health in virtual meeting

The University Senate held a panel discussion on mental health in academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon via Zoom.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

April 10, 2020

Pitt community members took the time Thursday to discuss how current events are affecting mental health in academia and what can be done to address it. 

Pitt to host spring commencement online

Pitt to host spring commencement ceremony online.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2020

Pitt announced Wednesday that spring commencement will move online this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Art here, there and everywhere: Pitt to catalog, purchase public art

Provost Ann Cudd and Assistant Provost Nancy Tannery stand next to a board that displayed the words “But is it art?” after having water poured on it.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Thousands of Oakland residents pass through “Light Up,” the large yellow sculpture in Posvar Hall Plaza, on their way to classes or meetings everyday, not thinking twice about it. But on Thursday, it was the center of attention.

Provost’s office accepting OER grant applications

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings as a part of a series of initiatives run by Provost Ann Cudd’s office to encourage the use of OERs.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

January 16, 2020

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings.

Pitt administrators to launch new art initiative

Pitt administrators to launch new art initiative

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 10, 2020

The University will announce a major initiative regarding art on campus later this month, according to the University Times.

Chancellor, executives to receive second straight year of pay raises

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23, 2018.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

December 16, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other University executives will receive a 2.25% pay increase next year.

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