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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.

Pitt won’t rename Scaife Hall, chancellor says

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.

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....

The Chancellor’s residence on 718 Devonshire St.

Editorial | Gallagher needs to pay it forward

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 21, 2019
Former Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg had a history of donating large portions of his retention bonuses to Pitt. It’s time Chancellor Patrick Gallagher followed suit.
Close to 3,000 people attended the Stronger than Hate vigil on the Cathedral of Learning Lawn Monday afternoon.

Pitt students gather to support Jewish community

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2018
In a combined effort on Monday afternoon, members of the Pitt community gathered in support of the Jewish community. The vigil featured words from Mayor Bill Peduto along with several musical performances from student a cappella groups.
Kathy Humphrey, Pitts senior vice chancellor for engagement, poses for a photo when she first got the job. Now, she has withdrawn her candidacy as a finalist for chancellor UMass Boston amid controversy surrounding the university’s selection process. (TPN File Photo)

Pitt Vice Chancellor withdraws from UMass Boston chancellor search

By Grant Burgman | News Editor May 22, 2018

Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey withdrew her name from consideration for the chancellor position at the University of Massachusetts Boston Tuesday amid controversy surrounding...

Senate council commences academic year

Senate council commences academic year

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer September 21, 2017

The University Senate Council kicked off its first meeting of the academic year in room 2700 of Posvar Hall by condemning the hatred that occurred in front of Litchfield Towers this past week. “[A...

John Brashear found a love for astronomy after he glimpsed at the moon for the first time at age nine. (Photo via the University of Pittsburgh)

Retro Oakland: Learning about our university’s leaders

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 27, 2017

Although Pitt students today have grown accustomed to a chancellor who takes selfies with each upcoming class and tweets regularly, past leaders of Pitt had different approaches to interacting with students. There...

Rob Rutenbar will begin as senior vice chancellor for research starting in July. Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh

Pitt hires Rob A. Rutenbar as first senior vice chancellor for research

The University of Pittsburgh hired The University of Pittsburgh hired Rob A. Rutenbar Monday as the first senior vice chancellor for research, a new position that will oversee and integrate research...

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