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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.

Satire | Top 10 ways to relieve quarantine depression

Satire | Top 10 ways to relieve quarantine depression

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

September 17, 2020

When this all began, I was pretty optimistic. I thought after a couple weeks of working out and baking some stupid bread, we would be on track for a normal school year.

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.

Editorial | The wildfires are just the beginning

The hot and dry weather in California has paved the way for the worst wildfire season in years.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 16, 2020

If we don’t acknowledge the fires are worsening due to climate change, and that we’re facing direct repercussions, we’ll never be in a place where we can begin to make improvements. The disasters will continue to get worse.

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.

Pitt scientists developing drug to prevent, treat COVID-19

Wei Li, assistant director of Pitt’s Center for Therapeutic Antibodies and co-lead author of the research, sifted through antibody components and found multiple therapeutic antibody candidates in record time.

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2020

Scientists at Pitt’s School of Medicine have successfully isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19, the University announced Monday.

2020 college football rule changes: what you need to know

The NCAA has extended the sidelines that players can be in when they aren’t in the game from the 25-yard line to the 15.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

The biggest game-day change — the absence of fans — was impossible to miss. But you might not have noticed some of the many small details that the NCAA and ACC have implemented this year to maintain safety and enhance gameplay. Here’s what you need to know.

Students with mixed feelings as more classes move in person

Provost Ann Cudd said faculty will begin to offer some additional in-person courses over the next few weeks starting Monday.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

For the first time in months, Jillian Werbisky, a junior psychology and administration of justice double major, will attend a class in person this week. Werbisky said she is looking forward to attending her Scene Painting class on Tuesday.

‘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. 

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