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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.

Cudd says Pitt still considering options on proposed grad union ruling

Provost Ann Cudd maintained the University did not do anything wrong during April’s graduate student union election after a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board official ruled that Pitt committed unfair labor practices.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 29, 2019

Provost Ann Cudd maintained the University did not do anything wrong during April’s graduate student union election.

Cudd speaks at U.N.’s “Spotlight on Pittsburgh”

Provost Ann Cudd at a forum at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor

September 23, 2019

Ann Cudd, Pitt's Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, spoke about University initiatives at U.N.'s "Spotlight on Pittsburgh" in New York Monday.

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