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Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department. More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.

‘Trust us’: Pitt professors plead in July open letter to chancellor for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2021
More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaking at Friday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher delivers annual report to Board of Trustees amid ongoing pandemic

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 24, 2021
Even as many are concerned about a possible flu and COVID-19 “twindemic,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that one of safest places in western Pennsylvania might be a Pitt campus.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Pitt adds remote option for first two weeks of fall classes, in ‘unexpected departure’ from intended plans

By Natalie Frank, Rebecca Johnson, and Jon Moss August 20, 2021
Students will have the option of attending certain classes either remotely or in person for the first two weeks of the fall semester, Pitt announced Friday.
Though Chancellor Patrick Gallagher did not announce a vaccine “mandate” in a letter addressed to Pitt community members on July 23, he said Pitt is “not neutral” towards receiving the vaccine.

‘Public health service’: Pitt students, staff talk COVID-19 vaccines

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer August 18, 2021
As the fall semester approaches, students and University leaders discuss their thoughts on Pitt’s vaccine stance. Pitt isn’t mandating a COVID-19 vaccine, but Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he hopes to achieve a high immunization rate on campus.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Pitt to require COVID-19 containment measures for the unvaccinated

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 23, 2021
Pitt will require unvaccinated students and employees to take part in a series of strict COVID-19 containment measures this fall, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in a Friday afternoon email.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Who’s who: Your guide to the big names at Pitt

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 27, 2021
It’s virtually impossible to remember everyone’s name at Pitt, let alone all the “important” people. So we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to the big names at Pitt that students will hear — and read in The Pitt News — most during the year.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks at Friday mornings board of trustees meeting.

Gallagher ‘strongly’ recommends, expects community to be vaccinated by fall, unveils new strategic plan

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss June 25, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Pitt’s Friday board of trustees meeting that while the University community can look forward to a more engaging fall semester, a fully normal academic year is unlikely unless those coming back to campus are vaccinated.
Football coach Pat Narduzzi is the highest-paid non-officer employee at Pitt.

Narduzzi reported as highest-paid non-officer for fourth-straight year

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 2, 2021
Pat Narduzzi leads Pitt’s newly released list of the 25 highest-paid non-officer positions for the fiscal year 2020. The list — which is required by Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know Law — revealed Narduzzi tops the list at nearly $4.8 million.
‘A part of history’: Commencement ceremonies adapted again for pandemic

‘A part of history’: Commencement ceremonies adapted again for pandemic

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he was proud of the seniors for getting through an exceptionally difficult academic year.
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