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The compensation committee of the Board of Trustees met Friday afternoon to approve the salary for the new senior vice chancellor for business and operations.

Board approves pandemic appreciation resolution, DeJong as business & operations chief

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 26, 2021
Pitt’s Board of Trustees took several actions at its Friday morning meeting, including approval of a resolution expressing appreciation for all the Pitt community has done to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition staged a February sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning, calling for fossil fuel divestment.

Board fossil fuels committee delivers report

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 19, 2021
The report — which the board will consider at its winter meeting next Friday — did not recommend that Pitt completely divest from fossil fuels in the near future and instead outlined strategies for continuing to reduce such investments.
The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition unveiled a billboard Monday morning that it purchased near the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Bates Street in South Oakland.

‘The world is watching’: Fossil Free Pitt unveils billboard in South Oakland

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 15, 2021
The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition unveiled a billboard Monday morning at the corner of the Boulevard of the Allies and Bates Street in South Oakland. The billboard features two eyes and the words, “PITT THE WORLD IS WATCHING, DIVEST NOW.” 
Board committee nominates two trustees for vice chairperson

Board committee nominates two trustees for vice chairperson

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Managing Editor December 17, 2020
The governance and nominating committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees nominated two board members to serve as vice chairpersons during a brief Tuesday afternoon meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

Chancellor, top Pitt officials to not receive pay increase in 2021

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2020
Pitt’s top officials will not receive a pay increase for 2021, in accordance with a University-wide salary freeze put in place because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Properties & Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees approved an expanded construction project of the now $72-million Salk Hall renovation project.

Board committee approves expansion to Salk construction

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2020
More construction crews will soon rumble into Oakland following the approval of an expanded construction project by the Properties & Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels held an open forum Friday morning to allow students, faculty and alumni to provide feedback about the University’s $4.3-billion endowment.

Community members urge divestment at forum

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor November 2, 2020
The Board of Trustees committee charged with investigating whether Pitt should divest its $4.3 billion endowment of fossil fuels held an open forum Friday morning to allow students, faculty and alumni to share their feedback on the matter.
Pitt community members voiced their dissatisfaction with Pitt’s Board of Trustees ad hoc committee on fossil fuels at Wednesday's virtual open forum.

Community members urge divestment at open forum

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2020
Pitt community members voiced their dissatisfaction Wednesday evening with the University investing part of its $4.3-billion endowment in fossil fuels and the Board of Trustees committee now charged with investigating whether Pitt should divest.
Valerie Njie, the president of the Pitt Alumni Association, spoke at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.

Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss September 25, 2020
Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved several measures at its Friday morning meeting, including five new emeritus trustees and amendments to the University bylaws.
Pitt is set to lease space in the Hill District’s historic New Granada Theater building for its Community Engagement Center in the neighborhood.

Pitt to lease historic New Granada Theater building for community center

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2020
Pitt is set to lease space in the Hill District’s historic New Granada Theater building for Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the neighborhood, giving the center its first permanent physical space since its founding.
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