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

A Pitt student wears a mask to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in 2021.

Pitt’s COVID-19 resources and guidelines for the spring semester

By Donata Massimiani, Assistant News Editor January 9, 2024

With winter virus season in full swing, it’s important for students to take part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.  Allegheny County reported 1,082 COVID-19 infections during...

A vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine next to empty syringes.

Pitt, UPMC receive national grant to treat long COVID

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor November 3, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services granted Pitt and UPMC a $1 million-per-year grant to study long COVID treatments for the next five years.
A COVID-19 test from 2020.

Students, faculty with disabilities condemn closure of Pitt’s COVID-19 office

By Bella Markovitz, Senior Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Isabella Wegner said she felt frustrated when Pitt closed their COVID-19 Medical Response Office (CMRO). “Students want to make informed decisions about masking, and without an office sending out...

Opinion | COVID-19 ruined concert culture

Opinion | COVID-19 ruined concert culture

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor December 2, 2022
COVID-19 has ruined concert etiquette, how you buy tickets and relationships between artists and their fans.
President Joe Biden speaks at the Public Education forum Downtown in 2019 during his campaign.

Editorial | President Biden needs to deliver on his progressive campaign policies

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2022
Despite a progressive campaign, President Joe Biden isn’t following through on many of his campaign promises, especially in regards to immigration and COVID-19.
A United States passport.

Students reflect on their summer study abroad experiences as many COVID-19 restrictions lift

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer September 18, 2022
Zane Troxell, a junior English literature major, participated in a program called American Junior Year at Heidelberg University for six weeks this summer. Troxell, who is pursuing a German certificate at Pitt, said he took his study abroad opportunity to advance his German speaking skills.
From left, Patrick Gallagher, Robin Kear, Kristin Kanthak and Joe Suyama at Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks COVID-19 expectations, reproductive health resources for students

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor September 16, 2022
At the monthly Senate Council meeting, director of the Covid Medical Response Office Joe Suyama said there’s “no better place” for students to learn than in the classroom.
Pitt announces new COVID-19 boosters

Pitt announces new COVID-19 boosters

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Pitt officials said Wednesday that the COVID-19 bivalent booster is now available nationwide, as well as at the Pitt Vaccination and Health Connection Hub.
Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, drops one of the first union cards at a kickoff event held by Pitt faculty union organizers in the William Pitt Union Ballroom in January 2018.

Pitt faculty union, administration reach deal on COVID-19 protocols

By Rebecca Johnson and Allison Radziwon August 13, 2022
The United Steelworkers union reached a “memorandum of understanding” with Pitt regarding expanded health and safety protections for faculty, following allegations that the University didn’t consult the faculty union before removing its mask mandate in March.
A guide to Pitt’s COVID-19 situation

A guide to Pitt’s COVID-19 situation

By Kendall Swift, Staff Writer August 5, 2022
This upcoming year will mark the fourth consecutive school year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, communities have rapidly adapted to changing recommendations.
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