The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union.

Pitt students petition for hybrid classes

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor February 2, 2022
A petition asking Pitt to allow a hybrid learning option this spring has amassed nearly 2,000 signatures since an unnamed student created it three weeks ago.
Pitt to launch new public health undergraduate degree

Pitt to launch new public health undergraduate degree

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2022
Pitt is launching a new undergraduate program for students interested in studying or pursuing careers in public health. Students will begin to matriculate into the program in fall 2022. The program has already received more than 800 applications.
Three students read the sign where Pitt greets its largest incoming class ever this year — a total of 5,195 students.

Pitt works to make room for largest ever first-year class

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer August 31, 2021
With a first-year class of 5,195 students, Pitt struggled to accommodate the large number of students. Departments hired new staff and added new class sections, and the University leased a hotel for housing.
Students study on the first floor of Hillman Library.

Editorial | Top 10 best gen-eds to take this year

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 29, 2021
Here are our favorite classes we’ve taken in our time at Pitt that fulfill general education requirements. 
Opinion | How to get back into the swing of things

Opinion | How to get back into the swing of things

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist January 18, 2021
Here’s how to make sure you’re ready for the upcoming semester.
Opinion | Instructors, cancel class on Election Day

Opinion | Instructors, cancel class on Election Day

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor October 27, 2020
It’s not really anybody’s place — or business — to decide what some else’s voting barriers might look like.
‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

By Elizabeth Primrose, For The Pitt News October 14, 2020
Some students, such as Nish Rajkanth, are currently living in their childhood bedrooms rather than a cramped dorm room. Rajkanth, who is currently in South Brunswick, New Jersey, said taking college classes from home sometimes feels like she’s back in high school.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Cudd: Spring break eliminated, start of spring semester pushed back

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor September 30, 2020
The start of spring semester was pushed back a week from January 11 to January 19 and spring break was eliminated as part of a compressed schedule to increase safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday morning email. 
Pitts 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.
Finding the motivation to go to class in an ideal situation is already hard enough.

Editorial: Top 10 reasons to drop a class

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 9, 2020
Here’s a list of the top 10 reasons we’re dropping classes — and we suspect you are too — before the add/drop period ends on Jan. 17:
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