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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 morning's 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.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

Gallagher talks potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement, fall semester planning and more in TPN interview

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on Pitt’s performance during the pandemic in an interview with The Pitt News last Thursday. He also answered questions about planning for the fall semester and a potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Yitian Wang (left), Yanchen Ge (center) and Yanzhu Chen (right) each help run Pitt-China Weekly. Martin Zhang, Ruixin Feng, Aaron Wu and Henry He are also on the staff for the student-run news channel on WeChat.

Student-run news channel seeks to connect Chinese international students with Pitt

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
Since Yitian Wang founded Pitt-China Weekly this February, the news channel is making the nearly 7,000-mile distance from Pitt to China feel a little shorter for Chinese international students and their parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office of Community and Governmental Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association welcomed about 65 people virtually on Tuesday to Pitt Day in Harrisburg. At this event, students and other members of the Pitt community advocated for increased funding from the state and spoke directly with state legislators and their aides.

Pitt community advocates for state funding in turbulent budget cycle

By Tanner Vradenburg, For The Pitt News March 29, 2021
The Office of Community and Governmental Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association welcomed about 100 people virtually on Tuesday to Pitt Day in Harrisburg. The Pitt community advocated for increased funding from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases after St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams, the head of the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook Thursday afternoon.

Pitt officials address COVID-19 case spike, mitigation rules

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases following large St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher sent an email Thursday morning with information about Pitt's plans for the fall.

Pitt plans for fall semester to look ‘more like normal’

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 18, 2021
Chancellor Gallagher announced this morning that Pitt is planning for on-campus, in-person instruction for the majority of classes for the fall semester.
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