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Gallagher provides annual report on University initiatives at ‘seminal’ moment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher gave an annual report at Friday morning's board of trustees meeting.

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

September 25, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said while Pitt has made strides in addressing racial injustice on campus, there is still a lot of work to do in this “seminal” moment.

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.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 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.

Pitt won’t rename Scaife Hall, chancellor says

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that Scaife Hall would not be renamed. Renaming Scaife Hall was one of Black medical students’ demands sent to the dean of the School in June.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced that a working group charged with investigating Scaife Hall’s name found no reason to continue with the renaming process. Renaming Scaife Hall, home to Pitt’s School of Medicine, was one of Black medical students’ demands that was sent to the School’s dean in June.

Pitt officials ‘optimistic’ about in-person classes, deliver recommendation report to Gallagher

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Chris Bonneau, the president of the University Senate, said he is confident the planning will allow the University to resume in-person instruction, if state and local regulations permit. 

‘This feeling of helplessness’: International students concerned about fall semester amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic causes uncertainty about returning for the fall semester for many of Pitt’s more than 3,100 international students.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Travel restrictions and delays in processing visas has left many of Pitt’s 3,100 international students questioning whether they will be able to start the fall semester on campus.

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.

Planning process for next Plan For Pitt to begin in January

Chancellor Gallagher announced the launch of the planning process for Plan for Pitt 2025 on Monday.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

January 7, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced the launch of the planning process for Plan for Pitt 2025 in a campus-wide email Monday detailing a new strategic plan meant to guide the University over the next five years.

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.

University launches interim closure policy for this winter

Pitt announced a new interim policy for severe weather closures on Wednesday. The new policy allows the chancellor to close the University as a result of severe weather with consultation from other administrators.

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.

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