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Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday

Pitt adds 18 COVID-19 cases since Monday

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2020

Pitt added 18 new COVID-19 cases, composed entirely of students, between Monday and Thursday.

Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

SGB addresses latest COVID-19 case numbers

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

SGB released a statement on Monday in response to the University’s decision last week to allow professors to request to move their class to in-person instruction if there is a “definable benefit,” . Board members and committee chairs also discussed COVID-19 and student activities budget updates and conversations with Pitt police, among other updates.

Pitt adds 22 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt's outdoor COVID-19 testing site is located outside Posvar Hall.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

Pitt added 22 new COVID-19 cases, composed of entirely students, between last Friday and Monday, continuing an upward trend in reported cases, though less than in previous case reports.

‘A pandemic inside of a pandemic’: Panel discusses domestic violence crisis

“Violence on the Rise: The Troubled Relationship Between Covid-19 and Domestic Violence” led by Carrie Benson, the prevention and education coordinator in Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention Office, and Paula Davis, the associate vice chancellor for diversity in the School of Health Science, took place on Wednesday and was the next installment of Pitt’s ‘This is not Normal’ town hall series.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

According to Rhonda Fleming, the director of education and outreach for the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped domestic violence. 

Dance teams take their practices, performances online

The Pitt Irish Dance Team poses at the inter-collegiate competition at Villanova in 2018.

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt’s Irish dance club could be found every Monday night practicing in the Pete. But this year, Mary Grace Mooney, the president of the team, said the timed jumps and leaps will have to be done within the walls of dorm rooms, apartments and parking lots.

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.

SGB hopeful for update on in-person classes later this week

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

With in-person classes set to begin Monday, Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang said the board has still not received official word from Pitt’s administration about the start of classes, but is hopeful for an announcement later this week.

‘Alone, together’: First years build community in face of physically distanced fall

Pitt’s Class of 2024 participated in a virtual Welcome Week from Aug. 16-18 to kick off an unconventional semester.

By India Krug and Priya Ray

September 9, 2020

Many first-year students on campus this semester struggled with the decision of whether to take classes online from home, transfer to a different school or even take a gap year.

Be Fit Pitt offers live workout classes on Zoom

Be Fit Pitt instructors lead an Awakening Morning Yoga class in a Zoom webinar last Friday. Zoom Screenshot

By Amanda Zelnis, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

When Pitt students, faculty and staff were still settling into online classes and work due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in April, Be Fit Pitt began streaming three to four free workouts per day to help keep the Pitt community moving and healthy.

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