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What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

August 19, 2019

We’ve rounded up a few of the summer’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

Board committees update mission statements

Board committees update mission statements

By Martha Layne and Emily Wolfe

July 9, 2019

Several committees of Pitt’s Board of Trustees updated their mission statements at meetings in late June.

Gallagher: Endowment report to be released soon

Gallagher: Endowment report to be released soon

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 28, 2019

In an interview after Friday’s board of trustees meeting, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he received a report from Pitt’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee and will release it before students return for the fall semester.

Gallagher provides updates on University initiatives

Gallagher provides updates on University initiatives

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 28, 2019

After its last meeting in February, where new student financial aid programs were announced, Pitt’s Board of Trustees tackled several important issues facing the University at its Friday meeting in the William Pitt Union.

Board approves chairperson-elect, new trustees

Board approves chairperson-elect, new trustees

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 28, 2019

At the summer board of trustees meeting Friday morning, the board approved nominations for a chairperson-elect as well as five new trustees.

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 25, 2019

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its second meeting of 2019 Friday, providing an update on University affairs to the community.

New Pitt spending policy increases support for financial aid

New Pitt spending policy increases support for financial aid

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

June 25, 2019

At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Monday morning, Pitt’s Investment Committee approved a new spending policy that increases the amount of University funding directly supporting financial aid.

Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year

Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2019

Chancellor Gallagher announced Friday that Pitt will match any federal Pell Grants awarded to students starting this fall.

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2019

Today is the Pitt Board of Trustees' February meeting. Here's what to look for.

Pitt’s Public Health building is no longer Parran Hall – now what?

Pitt’s Public Health building is no longer Parran Hall – now what?

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Pitt’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to rename Parran Hall in July. But the question of what the building’s new name should be remains — as well as how Pitt should go about renaming it.

Board appoints new Provost, inducts five new trustees

Board appoints new Provost, inducts five new trustees

By Kieran Mclean | Staff Writer

July 11, 2018

The Pitt Board of Trustees appointed former Boston University Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ann E. Cudd, as Pitt’s new provost Friday, June 29. The board also inducted five new trustees, including President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins David J. Morehouse and...

Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

By Christian Snyder and Janine Faust | The Pitt News Staff

July 11, 2018

After a long campaign of ballots, petitions, special committees and a recommendation from the chancellor, the main building for Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health will no longer be named after Thomas Parran Jr., a former Pitt dean who presided over the infamous and racist Tuskegee and Guatema...

Senate Council discusses deans, Titusville

Senate Council discusses deans, Titusville

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher opened up his monthly report at Wednesday’s University Senate Council meeting by recognizing the two newly appointed deans of the engineering and law schools — whose hirings were announced in rapid succession over the past two days. Gallagher said he was “very excited” to ...

Pitt Board of Trustees endorses Titusville training hub

Pitt Board of Trustees endorses Titusville training hub

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2018

Pitt’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Friday endorsing a strategy to transform the University’s Titusville branch into an educational and training hub that will share space with corporations, community colleges and other outside groups. But prior to the Board’s vote on the resol...

Pitt Board of Trustees approves funding for renovations

Pitt Board of Trustees approves funding for renovations

By Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor

November 3, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees approved close to $44 million of renovation projects across campus at a Property and Facilities Committee meeting Friday morning. According to University spokesperson Joe Miksch, the approved renovations will include five projects within five Pitt f...

Gallagher discusses research and in-state students at trustees meeting

Gallagher discusses research and in-state students at trustees meeting

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 27, 2017

Pitt’s board of trustees meeting Wednesday began with an interruption. As Chairperson Eva Tansky Blum began her opening remarks, a protester stood in the William Pitt Union assembly room, shouting, “Shame on Pitt, stop cruel mouse testing.” The individual was immediately escorted out of the r...

Trustees elect new members, rename Pennsylvania Hall

Trustees elect new members, rename Pennsylvania Hall

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2017

Pitt’s Board of Trustees elected four new members, approved construction projects and renamed Pennsylvania Hall at their June 30 meeting. Pennsylvania Hall — which has held that name since its construction in 2004 — is now named K. Leroy Irvis Hall to honor K. Leroy Irvis, a Pitt alumnus and ...

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees at Pitt has some serious power — by its own words, the Board “retains ultimate responsibility for all University affairs,” meaning its diversity is all the more important. Pitt appointed four new board members on June 30, three of whom are women. And while there’s st...

Op-Ed: The Babcock Room symbolizes Pitt’s ivory tower

Op-Ed: The Babcock Room symbolizes Pitt’s ivory tower

By Sage Lincoln | Op-Ed Contributor

April 24, 2017

I first entered the Babcock Room in 2013. Guided by a friend of a friend, a few other Pitt students and I made our way to the back elevator on the 36th floor of the Cathedral at dusk. Two picked locks later we were there: the 40th floor, practically the top of the world. We didn’t pay much...

Editorial: Student lobbying key to change among Board of Trustees

Editorial: Student lobbying key to change among Board of Trustees

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 19, 2017

National and sometimes international political movements often find homes on college campuses, but lately, students are aiming their protest signs at their own universities. Students at Davidson College, a private, liberal arts college in North Carolina, began circulating a digital petition late l...

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