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‘The gift that keeps on taking’: Virtual town hall discusses relationship between capitalism, inequity

Cheryl Ruffin hosted the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Wednesday town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 8, 2020

Wednesday’s “Toxic Recipe: The Historical Ingredients of American Inequity” was an installment of the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” virtual town hall series.

Oakland Avenue offering open-air dining through end of September

Oakland Avenue between Sennott Square and Forbes Avenue shut down on June 8 in order to provide outdoor seating space for the surrounding restaurants.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 8, 2020

Brandon Smith, the co-owner of Fuel and Fuddle, said the outdoor dining area opened June 12 and has seating for customers of his own restaurant and the neighboring Stack’d, as well as a common area where anyone can sit. Oakland Avenue will remain closed for outdoor dining until Sept. 30, according to Smith.

Faculty voice concerns as fall semester approaches

Faculty convened via Zoom and voiced numerous, wide-ranging concerns Tuesday afternoon about Pitt’s plans for the fall semester.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2020

Faculty have raised flags about a lack of shared governance in parts of the process and a lack of information provided by the administration.

Oakland restaurants adjust to on-site alcohol serving restrictions

Fuel and Fuddle will remain open for takeout.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

Allegheny County Health Department ordered the closure of “bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and taverns” and cancelled all events of more than 25 people to prevent large groups of people from gathering.

Pitt COVID-19 cases triple in one week

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Ashton Crawley and Jon Moss

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases at Pitt have tripled since last Friday, with a total of 14 students and 5 employees now testing positive, as of Thursday.

New committee to implement fall reopening

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2020

Pitt has established a resiliency steering committee which will help implement reopening for the fall semester.

Pitt establishes reopening postures for the fall, amidst pandemic

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday that Pitt has established three reopening postures and universal health rules to guide the University through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt to release new COVID-19 case numbers weekly

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

Pitt officials said Monday that they would start releasing COVID-19 case information weekly on Fridays.

5 Pitt students, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19; voluntary football workouts to continue

Pitt said voluntary football workouts would continue despite some students testing positive for COVID-19.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

June 28, 2020

Five Pitt students and one employee have tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Friday. All six individuals have been on campus within the last 14 days.

Faculty not required to be in person, but must provide ‘classroom experience’

Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd said in a Friday afternoon email to faculty that they are not required to be physically present in the classroom during the fall semester, as part of the University’s new [email protected] teaching model.

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