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Judge dismisses tuition refund case from last spring

Judge dismisses tuition refund case from last spring

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
A federal judge dismissed a case from last spring where students were seeking tuition refunds after classes shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a ruling issued last Tuesday, the judge said Pitt was following COVID-19 restrictions from the state.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

Gallagher talks potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement, fall semester planning and more in TPN interview

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on Pitt’s performance during the pandemic in an interview with The Pitt News last Thursday. He also answered questions about planning for the fall semester and a potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Pitt adds 7 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 7 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 1, 2021
Pitt added seven new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and no employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 13 students currently in isolation. This is Pitt's final update for the academic year.
Pitt adds 7 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 7 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2021
Pitt added seven new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and no employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 19 students currently in isolation.
Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, opens new Nordenberg Hall vaccine clinic

Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, opens new Nordenberg Hall vaccine clinic

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 23, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 13 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 42 students currently in isolation. Pitt is opening a new vaccine clinic next week at the former AT&T storefront on Fifth Avenue in Nordenberg Hall.
Melissa McGivney, the associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, discussed the University’s vaccination efforts at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting hosted via Zoom. Other officials addressed Pitt’s COVID-19 response and graduation at the meeting.

‘We did well’: Pitt officials discuss COVID-19 response, vaccination efforts

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 23, 2021
All students should get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine even if they can’t get the second dose at the same location, according to Pitt officials. The Senate Council discussed Pitt’s vaccination efforts, COVID-19 response and graduation on Thursday.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Pitt petitions court to dismiss tuition refund case from last spring

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 23, 2021
Pitt submitted a document to a federal court on Thursday asking that it dismiss a case from last spring where students were seeking tuition refunds after classes shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is located in Alumni Hall on Fifth Avenue.

More than 3,300 visitors tour campus amid shelter-in-place

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Pitt Pathfinders — the student tour guides who help recruit prospective undergraduate students — hosted 3,350 visitors in one month for modified in-person tours. But not everyone — especially current students — is happy about the tours restarting.
The film “CHASING COVID” follows the work of Dr. Paul Duprex and his team in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research, where they have been working to uncover new information about COVID-19.

‘Filming history’: Documentary features Pitt’s efforts in COVID-19 vaccine research

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
The “CHASING COVID” film, which premiered April 12 — the 66th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, developed at Pitt — follows the work of Dr. Paul Duprex.
Eric Macadangdang (left) and Malena Hirsch both served in student governing roles on campus this academic year. Macadangdang was Student Government Board president and Hirsch was Graduate and Professional Student Government president.

‘On fire for over a year’: Pitt leaders reflect on pandemic year

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Three elected shared governance leaders at Pitt reflected back on the 2020-21 pandemic year and what it meant to hold a top position during unprecedented times.
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