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Pitt to move to lowest Guarded risk posture on Oct. 19, concerning campus leaders

Pitt to move to lowest Guarded risk posture on Oct. 19, concerning campus leaders

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2020

Pitt officials said Friday afternoon that the University will move from the middle to the lowest level of its three-tiered reopening system — the Guarded risk phase, equivalent to Pennsylvania’s green phase of reopening — on Oct. 19.

Pitt to allow in-person classes if ‘definable benefit,’ remainder to stay online during Elevated posture

Pitt's Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon.

By Rebecca Johnson, Jon Moss, and Alice Tang

September 9, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday afternoon email to faculty members that they can apply to teach their classes in person if there is a “definable benefit” to in-person instruction, and if an instructor’s dean or regional campus president approves teaching plans.

Exclusive: On eve of move-in, Gallagher asks for flexibility during historic semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the February meeting of the board of trustees.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he remains concerned about the upcoming semester, but has worked to reduce risk wherever possible.

‘Failure’ of shared governance in fall term emails, faculty leaders say

Faculty government leaders discuss fall plans during Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Faculty government leaders discussed multiple items related to the COVID-19 pandemic at Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Assembly meeting held via Zoom.

Pitt first-year enrollment for fall exceeds expectations

Despite the uncertainty of an in-person fall semester, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has not seen a decrease in committed first-year students.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The first deadline for incoming first-years to commit to fall enrollment passed on May 1.

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