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During Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting, President Chris Bonneau introduced a resolution for Pitt to make vaccination a requirement and to ensure equal vaccination opportunities for students.

Faculty Assembly discusses required vaccination proposal, possible new budget model

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
All students should be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination to participate in on-campus activities next fall, according to a proposal introduced at Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting. No formal vote was given on this resolution at the meeting.
Pitt to move to lowest Guarded risk posture on Oct. 19, concerning campus leaders

Pitt to move to lowest Guarded risk posture on Oct. 19, concerning campus leaders

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2020
Pitt officials said Friday afternoon that the University will move from the middle to the lowest level of its three-tiered reopening system — the Guarded risk phase, equivalent to Pennsylvania’s green phase of reopening — on Oct. 19.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Cudd: Spring break eliminated, start of spring semester pushed back

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor September 30, 2020
The start of spring semester was pushed back a week from January 11 to January 19 and spring break was eliminated as part of a compressed schedule to increase safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday morning email. 
Angela Davis, a civil rights activist and philosopher, discussed anti-racism at a Tuesday evening event.

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

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

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty 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.
Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

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

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

Pitt releases clarified fall plans after ‘inadvertent’ email

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

University Senate panel talks mental health in virtual meeting

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 ceremony online.

Pitt to host spring commencement 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.
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.

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

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.
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