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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's Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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.

Pitt first-year enrollment for fall exceeds expectations

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer May 12, 2020
The first deadline for incoming first-years to commit to fall enrollment passed on May 1.
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