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Gallagher responds to increase in COVID-19 cases on campus

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed the University’s recent shift to the Elevated risk posture and the uptick of coronavirus cases on campus at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
November 13, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher praised how closely most students have followed mitigation measures, amid a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus the COVID-19 Medical Response Office linked to an increase in social gatherings over Halloween.

Students will be asked to shelter in place for two weeks before winter break, head of COVID-19 Medical Response Office says

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University would send out more concrete guidance on the shelter-in-place period “shortly,” during a virtual Senate Council meeting on Thursday.
October 16, 2020
All students will be asked to shelter in place for 14 days before leaving campus for winter break, according to Dr. John Williams, the head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.

Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.
September 17, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

Exclusive: On eve of move-in, Gallagher asks for flexibility during historic semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the February meeting of the board of trustees.
August 10, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he remains concerned about the upcoming semester, but has worked to reduce risk wherever possible.

Gallagher: Key fall semester dates now in question

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.
July 17, 2020
The news comes as some students, faculty and staff have urged the University to join the growing number of colleges that are moving to online-only classes in the fall, to avoid the risks of bringing students back to campus.

Gallagher concerned about ongoing pandemic, but confident in ‘robust’ Pitt planning

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.
July 15, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday morning that he, too, is concerned about the state of the country at this point in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget

Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget
July 15, 2020
Pitt’s nearly $1 billion education and general budget will contract by around 5.9%, or $51.6 million, next year, following Wednesday morning approval.

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

Coach Narduzzi is the highest-paid non-officer employee at Pitt.
July 10, 2020
Pitt released a list of its 25 highest-paid non-officer positions for fiscal year 2019 as required for all state-related universities by Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know Law.

Pitt establishes reopening postures for the fall, amidst pandemic

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.
June 30, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday that Pitt has established three reopening postures and universal health rules to guide the University through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallagher: Pitt in a ‘watershed’ moment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke about the dual crises facing the University at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.
June 26, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that Pitt is in a “watershed” moment, while dealing with the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and combating racial injustice.
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