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Gallagher advocates for more state funding in next fiscal year

Chancellor Gallagher spoke with the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

By Janine Faust and Benjamin Nigrosh

March 4, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher testified Tuesday in front of the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg with other executives from Pennsylvania universities, hoping to increase state funding for higher education for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

University officials said the Board will vote on several measures related to fossil fuel divestment and socially responsible investing at their meeting on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition demonstrated at Pitt’s previous Board of Trustees meeting at Pitt’s Johnstown campus.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 28, 2020

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 2020 in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to provide an update on University affairs to the community.

Grad union organizers deliver broken heart to Chancellor Gallagher

Graduate student union organizers delivered a broken heart for Valentine's Day to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher on Friday afternoon, in a demonstration to raise awareness for their ongoing campaign to establish a graduate student union.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

February 14, 2020

Grad union organizers delivered a Valentine’s Day gift, with a twist, to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher on Friday afternoon.

Sexual misconduct prevention panel plots course

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has created an Advisory Council on the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct in response to the AAU campus climate survey.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

When the Association of American Universities released a report last year detailing sexual misconduct on 33 university campuses, including Pitt, Yemi Olaiya said personal experiences with sexual misconduct inspired her to help survivors.

VIDEO: Chancellor Gallagher’s Response to Sexual Misconduct on Campus

January 29, 2020

The University voluntarily participated in a survey on sexual assault and misconduct on college campuses, and the results showed that the efforts to eradicate it from our campus have not proven successful. Chancellor Gallagher has formed a council of faculty and staff to combat, and ultimately eliminate,...

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher plans to establish a yet-to-be-named group within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop campus-wide sexual misconduct prevention education programs.

By Rebecca Johnson, Benjamin Nigrosh, and Jon Moss

January 16, 2020

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Thursday press release and at the Thursday afternoon Senate Council meeting that the University is expanding its community-driven response to prevent sexual misconduct.

Senate Council urges community members to engage with next Plan For Pitt

Andy Stephany, the Staff Council president, reiterated the importance of Pitt community members sharing their opinions on the Plan for Pitt 2025, particularly because the planning process only occurs every five years.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Pitt administration entered the new year with a resolution in mind — gathering input from as many people across campus as possible.

Pitt announces new vice chancellor for Health Sciences

Pitt announces new vice chancellor for Health Sciences

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

January 7, 2020

Pitt announced in a Tuesday press release that Anantha Shekhar, dean of research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will be Pitt’s new senior vice chancellor for the school of health sciences. 

In case you missed it: News from winter break 2019

The Bruegger’s Bagels located on 3714 Forbes Ave. closed in mid-December.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 5, 2020

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

Chancellor, executives to receive second straight year of pay raises

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23, 2018.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

December 16, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other University executives will receive a 2.25% pay increase next year.

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