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Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, detects UK variant on campus

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, detects UK variant on campus

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2021
Pitt added eight new COVID-19 cases, composed of six students and two employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 39 students currently in isolation.
Rince na gCathrach Cruach, Pitt’s Irish dance team, performed outside of the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

‘Beannachtai na Feile Padraig dhuit!’: Irish community reinvents traditions to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
Though the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pittsburgh and many of the other ways people would normally spend the day, the Irish community has managed to find ways to celebrate their heritage.
The Pitt Shop on Forbes Avenue is one of the stores participating in Shop2Help Oakland, a program created by the Oakland Business Improvement District to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shop2Help helps local businesses, food banks

By Andrew Thompson, For The Pitt News March 3, 2021
Georgia Petropolis, the executive director of the Oakland Business Improvement District, started the Shop2Help Oakland program in October to help local businesses and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Editorial | United States should follow Britain's model, prioritize schools

Editorial | United States should follow Britain’s model, prioritize schools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 23, 2021
But prioritizing schools is exactly what England should be doing, and frankly, exactly what the United States should be — but hasn’t been — doing.
The University-wide shelter-in-place period ended as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Shelter in place ended Tuesday morning

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021
Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office announced in an email Monday evening that the University-wide shelter-in-place period will end as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid announced Wednesday afternoon that it extended its ACT and SAT test-optional policy through fall 2023 for first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges.

Pitt goes test-optional through fall 2023

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 12, 2021
Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid announced Wednesday afternoon that it extended its ACT and SAT test-optional policy through fall 2023 for first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges.
Pitt adds 16 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 16 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 5, 2021
Pitt added 16 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 15 students and one employee, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 19 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 11 cases.
Beth Hoffman is the project coordinator for “Twitter and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy,” a project funded with a $117,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation studying how vaccine misinformation spreads on social media.

‘A feeding ground for misinformation’: Pitt researchers study vaccine hesitancy on Twitter

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Pitt researchers at the Center for Research on Behavioral Health Care, Media and Technology received a $117,000 grant in January from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for their project, “Twitter and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.”
Pitt adds 11 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 11 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 2, 2021
Pitt added 11 new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and four employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 15 students currently in isolation.
Pitt faculty, staff to have access to mail-in COVID-19 tests beginning Monday

Pitt faculty, staff to have access to mail-in COVID-19 tests beginning Monday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2021
Pitt faculty and staff received an email from the University’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office on Thursday afternoon outlining a new COVID-19 testing program through Quest Diagnostics as well as a vaccine and daily health check app update.
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