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Pitt adds remote option for first two weeks of fall classes, in ‘unexpected departure’ from intended plans

By Natalie Frank, Rebecca Johnson, and Jon Moss August 20, 2021
Students will have the option of attending certain classes either remotely or in person for the first two weeks of the fall semester, Pitt announced Friday.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Who’s who: Your guide to the big names at Pitt

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 27, 2021
It’s virtually impossible to remember everyone’s name at Pitt, let alone all the “important” people. So we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to the big names at Pitt that students will hear — and read in The Pitt News — most during the year.
Eleanor Matten, the director of the Sara Fine Institute, leads the committee for the Year of Data and Society — the upcoming 2021-22 installment in the annual “Year Of” series hosted by the Office of the Provost.

‘The greater social good’: Preparations underway for the Year of Data and Society

By Grace Stringer, For The Pitt News June 25, 2021
Eleanor Mattern, the director of the School of Computing and Information’s Sara Fine Institute, leads the committee for the Year of Data and Society — the upcoming 2021-22 installment in the annual “Year Of” series hosted by the Office of the Provost.
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 Thursdays 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.
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