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Pitt students a-buzz for pollinator preservation

Sarah Hart, a senior environmental studies major, built seven bee houses for solitary bees last spring for a sustainability class.
July 14, 2020
The Bee Campus certification commits the University to environmental preservation efforts, such as planting more native plants and designing pollinator-friendly green spaces on campus.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

The closure of the Chevron and Eberly stairs, the main passages to upper campus and Panther and Irvis Halls from Chevron Science Center, have impacted students by requiring them to find alternate ways to move between upper and lower campus.
January 15, 2020
Inaccessibility and change on campus is frustrating and inconvenient for students. However, there is hope that at the end of the construction lies a revitalized, more sustainable campus.

Board committee approves Master Plan support projects

Pitt’s Board of Trustees discussed a proposed $10 million project to renovate all 21 floors of Litchfield Tower B on a meeting Monday morning.
November 18, 2019
The bathrooms in Litchfield Tower B will soon receive a face-lift, following project approval by the properties and facilities committee of the Board of Trustees.

Institutional Master Plan draft details the Oakland of the future

The Institutional Master Plan says that the Music Building should be maintained. Uncertainty about plans for the building has previously been met with pushback from the community.
November 14, 2019
The University released a draft of its Institutional Master Plan on Oct. 15, with proposed campus improvements to be rolled out over the next 10 to 25 years.

Board committees approve increases to University debt limits

At a public Thursday morning meeting, the budget and executive committees of Pitt’s Board of Trustees both approved measures making funds available for projects in the Campus Master Plan.
October 31, 2019
At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Thursday morning, both the budget and executive committees of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved several measures making funds available for some projects in the Campus Master Plan.

SGB pens open letter urging passage of gun reform legislation

Scott Glaser encouraged students to sign SGB’s letter to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey regarding common sense gun legislation.
October 29, 2019
Student Government Board’s meeting Tuesday night began with a moment of silence offered by President Zechariah Brown to honor the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.

Senate committee talks changes to upper campus, parking

Mary Beth McGrew, Pitt’s assistant vice chancellor for planning, discusses potential changes to upper campus at Monday afternoon’s Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Committee meeting.
October 21, 2019
Students heading to upper campus face a seemingly unending set of stairs — and not much else.

Pitt exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club

Pitt is looking to build a hotel and conference center in what is currently a parking lot next to the University Club and Thackeray Hall.
September 15, 2019
Up ahead in the distance on Fifth Avenue, Pitt students may soon look up and see a shimmering light — a University-owed hotel and conference center may soon come to sit across from Litchfield Towers.

Planned SCI building will “transform” campus

Mary Beth McGrew, the assistant vice chancellor for campus planning, spoke on creating a sense of community in One Bigelow.
August 28, 2019
One University official said Wednesday that One Bigelow will “transform” the campus and compared the new complex to the Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt to hold listening sessions on One Bigelow project

Pitt to hold listening sessions on One Bigelow project
July 25, 2019
Pitt announced it will hold three community engagement sessions and two “report back” meetings during August to solicit feedback on the One Bigelow project, a part of the University's campus master plan.
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