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University launches interim closure policy for this winter

University launches interim closure policy for this winter

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Pitt announced a new interim policy for severe weather closures that includes more University administrators than just the chancellor in the decision to partially or fully cancel classes.

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Following the Tuesday release of a report detailing sexual assault and misconduct at Pitt, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher had strong words for Pitt’s campus culture.

Gallagher provides report on University initiatives amidst divestment protest

Gallagher provides report on University initiatives amidst divestment protest

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 29, 2019

As Chancellor Patrick Gallagher prepared to take the podium Friday at Pitt’s Board of Trustees meeting at Pitt’s Johnstown campus, shouts rang out from the back of the meeting room.

Gallagher’s senior year: State funding, unions, #MeToo

Gallagher’s senior year: State funding, unions, #MeToo

By Ashwini Sivaganesh

April 23, 2018

At this weekend’s graduation, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will send off the first group of seniors he also witnessed start their first days of classes at Pitt four years ago. Like most of the graduating class, Gallagher’s fourth year was a busy one. The Pitt News talked with the chancellor l...

University Senate discusses teaching innovations

University Senate discusses teaching innovations

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2018

Pitt faculty, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday afternoon to discuss innovation in teaching and making higher education more accessible to all. About 50 Pitt faculty, staff and administrators attended the University Senate’s 2018 plenary meeting — an annual event held to discuss a pressing to...

University Senate Council address Parran Hall, Titusville

University Senate Council address Parran Hall, Titusville

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

The University Senate Council held its second meeting of the spring semester Tuesday afternoon and addressed recently contentious topics such as building names and budget concerns. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher started the meeting by discussing the current controversy about Parran Hall, which houses ...

Pitt announces long-time CFO’s retirement

Pitt announces long-time CFO’s retirement

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor

February 20, 2018

Pitt’s chief financial officer and senior vice chancellor, Arthur Ramicone, will retire in August after a 30-year career at Pitt, the University announced Tuesday. Ramicone, 64, is the second senior vice chancellor who will step down in 2018, following Provost Patricia Beeson’s announcement that she will leave ...

Community questions Amazon’s impact

Community questions Amazon’s impact

By Grant Burgman and John Hamilton | The Pitt News Staff

February 8, 2018

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Amazon coming to Pittsburgh would be “unquestionably a good thing,” in an article published by Geekwire Wednesday. But the crowd of 50 people that filled a room in Parran Hall Wednesday afternoon heard five panelists discuss different views on the potential arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters. “Is this an opportunity for grow...

University Senate avoids union, frat

University Senate avoids union, frat

By Janine Faust and Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editors

January 25, 2018

While the Pitt community is buzzing about both the recent suspension of Pitt’s Sigma Chi chapter after a student was hospitalized Jan. 19 and the faculty union organizers’ card-signing campaign kickoff Monday, the University Senate Council did not address either subject during its first meeting o...

Toomey’s got mail: Grad students deliver letters

Toomey’s got mail: Grad students deliver letters

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

December 7, 2017

The Grinch is best known for stealing Christmas, but he left Whoville and showed up on the doorstep of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Downtown office Wednesday. It was a blustery day, windy and in the low 40s, but Ph.D. epidemiology student Abby Cartus attributed the conditions to something other than ...

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