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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher during an interview in April in the Cathedral of Learning.

‘It doesn’t feel like my last year:’ Gallagher talks monkeypox, large class sizes and more

By Colm Slevin, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2022
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke to The Pitt News last Wednesday about his final year as chancellor, monkeypox on campus, Pitt’s partnership with Carlow University for overflow student housing and more.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at Pitts annual Board of Trustees meeting on Friday in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room,

Board of Trustees appoints Douglas Browning as board chairman

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor June 24, 2022
During Pitt’s annual Board of Trustees meeting, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher described the process of building support for the in-state tuition discount as “intense”.
From left, Tim Sanders, John Grady, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Thomas Osha, Rich Fitzgerald, Deb Gross and Anantha Shekhar participate in ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of The Assembly.

The Assembly officially opens for Pitt health care research

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022
Pitt and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday to mark the official opening of The Assembly, a center for health care research.
Provost Ann Cudd, left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Senate Council President Robin Kear at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate council discusses COVID-19 regulations for spring break, passes two policies

By Alexandra DeRubeis, For The Pitt News February 25, 2022

With spring break quickly approaching and COVID-19 cases on campus dropping, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt will follow the same guidelines as it did over Thanksgiving break. Pitt will require...

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

Gallagher talks Omicron, spring semester in TPN interview

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss January 25, 2022
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News for about 20 minutes on Tuesday about the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the recent faculty unionization vote and the college experience during a pandemic.
Pitt’s Senate Council discussed enrollment numbers, the budget cycle and possible student staff and faculty vaccine requirements at last Wednesday’s meeting. In addition, the Council also voted to create an ad-hoc committee for dependent care.

Senate Council discusses potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement for spring semester

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor October 18, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt is discussing ways to enforce COVID-19 vaccination — for as early as the spring semester — such as tying vaccination status to student enrollment or faculty employment.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting that unvaccinated students will be required to take weekly COVID tests, and a positive test will result in the inability to access campus buildings.

‘We have to be agile’’: Senate Council discusses COVID-19 guidelines, faculty union vote

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 10, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt’s new COVID-19 testing program for the academic year is estimated to cost between $20 and $50 million in order to test unvaccinated students weekly, starting on Monday.
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.
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Gallagher says Pitt ‘best in class of major universities’ in COVID-19 performance, looks to spring semester

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor December 10, 2020
Amid rising COVID-19 case numbers, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt will use similar techniques from the fall to slow the spread of the virus in the spring such as the shelter-in-place period as well as “pods” to limit social interaction.
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.

Gallagher responds to increase in COVID-19 cases on campus

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor 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.
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