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Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws

Valerie Njie, the president of the Pitt Alumni Association, spoke at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.

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 to lease historic New Granada Theater building for community center

Pitt is set to lease space in the Hill District’s historic New Granada Theater building for its Community Engagement Center in the neighborhood.

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.

Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment announces membership

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition were escorted out of February’s board of trustees meeting after singing an altered version of “We Shall Not be Moved” by the Song Swappers and stating their demands between verses.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2020

The board of trustees’ Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels appointed six committee members as well as a team of liaisons last week. It plans to host public forums in September and October to gather public input about divestment.

Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws

Eva Tansky Blum, the outgoing board chairperson, talks during Friday morning's board meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

The University’s board of trustees approved several measures at its meeting Friday morning, including trustee appointments and amendments to the University bylaws.

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

Chancellor Gallagher spoke with the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

Pitt’s board of trustees will livestream its second 2020 meeting on Friday at 10:15 a.m., providing an update on University affairs to the community.

Board committee approves flat endowment distribution rate

The investment committee of the board of trustees met Tuesday via Zoom.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2020

Pitt will not increase the payout from its endowment for fiscal year 2021, a board committee unanimously voted Tuesday.

Steelers owner Art Rooney Jr. nominated as Pitt trustee

The committee convened at a public Friday meeting streamed via YouTube.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2020

A board of trustees committee nominated several new and old members to the board at a public Friday meeting streamed via YouTube.

Board committee sets salary for new health sciences chief

A board of trustees committee voted Tuesday to approve a seven-figure salary for Anantha Shekhar, Pitt’s new health sciences chief.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2020

The board of trustees’ compensation committee voted unanimously Tuesday to set a seven-figure compensation package for Anantha Shekhar, the incoming senior vice chancellor for the health sciences.

Fossil Free Pitt ends occupation of Cathedral

Fossil Free Pitt ends occupation of Cathedral

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

March 4, 2020

The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition ended their occupation of the Cathedral at 9 a.m. this morning, according to organizers.  “We are grateful to all the students faculty staff and community members who came out to support us with things ranging from bodies to food to just general spreading awareness...

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

University officials said the Board will vote on several measures related to fossil fuel divestment and socially responsible investing at their meeting on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition demonstrated at Pitt’s previous Board of Trustees meeting at Pitt’s Johnstown campus.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 28, 2020

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 2020 in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to provide an update on University affairs to the community.

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