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According to an email from the CMRO, COVID-19 cases remain high in the state but cases are “way down” on campus compared to the omicron variant’s peak.

Pitt adds 118 new COVID-19 cases since April 13

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 93 students and 25 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from April 13 to 19.
Zach Conley, a junior marketing major who lived in isolation housing for two days, stands on Atwood Street in South Oakland.

Students in Pitt isolation housing describe maintenance, communication issues

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer February 11, 2022
Students in Pitt isolation housing in January said they experienced a range of problems, from poor communication to maintenance and cleanliness issues. A Pitt spokesperson said the University is committed to “safety, cleanliness and comfort” in isolation housing.
Opinion | Is 2022 the year of apathy?

Opinion | Is 2022 the year of apathy?

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist January 30, 2022
Amid yet another surge of COVID-19, another bat with virtual classes and another year of “pivoting,” apathy has become the name of the game. It seems we’re giving up — whether it’s becoming more and more pessimistic about performing, sacrificing some worker safety to preserve the workforce or seeming to ignore rising cases.
Opinion | We can’t have a repeat of last semester

Opinion | We can’t have a repeat of last semester

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist January 12, 2022
The way to ensure strong mitigation is an accessible, universal online option during the spring semester.
Opinion | Halloween is our fall semester savior

Opinion | Halloween is our fall semester savior

By Sarah Liez, For The Pitt News October 19, 2021
Halloween in college is an entertaining distraction from the problems of young adult life.
Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 27, 2021
It’s easy to respond in anger — God knows I have — but shifting our response and perception of the unvaccinated is the only way to combat rampant misinformation, widespread distrust and American resistance tradition. 
The Cathedral of Learning.

Editorial | 10 worst things about returning to in person classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 24, 2021
Here are the top 10 worst things about returning to the classroom. 
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Pitt adds 59 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 8

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 16, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 44 students and 15 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 8-14.
The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.

Pitt classes return fully in person for first time in 18 months

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
It’s not just your imagination — from “Welsfest” Snapchat stories or a record-breaking number of first years, Pitt’s campus has been much busier lately. The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.
Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 1, 2021
Wolf made the right decision to mandate masks. While waiting for a vaccine that can be administered to children younger than 12, there is not much else one can do to protect their child other than to have them wear a mask. 
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