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Pitt’s Senate Council discussed enrollment numbers, the budget cycle and possible student staff and faculty vaccine requirements at last Wednesday’s meeting. In addition, the Council also voted to create an ad-hoc committee for dependent care.

Senate Council discusses potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement for spring semester

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor October 17, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt is discussing ways to enforce COVID-19 vaccination — for as early as the spring semester — such as tying vaccination status to student enrollment or faculty employment.
Pitt Faculty Assembly members discuss criteria used to assess professors’ scholarly pursuits on Wednesday. Members voted in favor of a dependent care committee and an academic freedom resolution.

Faculty Assembly discusses performance criteria, forms dependent care committee

By Abby Cardilli, For The Pitt News October 8, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly this week discussed performance criteria for faculty members, formed an ad-hoc committee on dependent care and talked about efforts to explore the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Pitt stores COVID-19 vaccination records in an electronic health record system designed for colleges and universities. Student affairs spokesperson Janine Fisher said a small number of trained Pitt staff access the information.

Pitt’s COVID-19 vaccination data privacy, explained

By Alexandra Ross, For The Pitt News September 30, 2021
Most people want to know that their personal health information is kept as secure and private as possible. According to Pitt, students, faculty and staff can rest assured that this is true with COVID-19 vaccination information stored by the University.
Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department. More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.

‘Trust us’: Pitt professors plead in July open letter to chancellor for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2021
More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaking at Friday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher delivers annual report to Board of Trustees amid ongoing pandemic

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 24, 2021
Even as many are concerned about a possible flu and COVID-19 “twindemic,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that one of safest places in western Pennsylvania might be a Pitt campus.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday to discuss the details of Pitt’s vaccine requirements and how the University would continue to keep all campuses safe from COVID-19.

Faculty Assembly discusses vaccine data, unionization vote at September meeting

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 2, 2021
Dr. John Williams, head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office, said Wednesday that with high vaccination numbers and the COVID-19 positivity rate at less than 1%, the University is in a “great place” for the start of the fall semester.
Pitt officials said Thursday that 87% of undergraduate students on the Oakland campus have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Pitt’s undergrad student vaccination rate up to 87% on Oakland campus

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 87% of undergraduate students on the Oakland campus have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Of undergraduates living on campus, 96% submitted proof, and 82% living off campus submitted proof.
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Pitt sees 10% increase in COVID-19 vaccine card submissions

By Natalie Frank, News Editor August 26, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that more than three-quarters of all Pittsburgh campus undergraduate students have uploaded proof of vaccination against COVID-19, according to an email sent by the COVID-19 Medical Response Office.
The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.

Explainer: How to submit your vaccine card to Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Managing Editor August 19, 2021
The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.
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