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Pitt adds 56 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 56 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
November 20, 2020
Pitt added 56 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 48 students and 8 employees, between Tuesday and Thursday. There are 78 students currently in isolation.

First-generation students work to make best of fall semester, despite pandemic

Yangkai Zhang, left, Jaden Calhoun, center, and Nikolai Czepiel (left, right) are first-generation college students attending Pitt.
November 18, 2020
Without the same background knowledge of college that their peers may have, first-generation college students face distinct challenges, such as the college application process, financial difficulties and the adjustment to college life.

Year of Engagement awards funding to proposals, hosts social media challenge

Johanna Siegel, a senior bioengineering major, won an individual award and one with her sorority, Phi Sigma Rho, for the one of the Year of Engagement’s 14-day social media challenges.
November 18, 2020
The Year of Engagement is this year’s edition of Pitt’s “Year of” series, headed by the Provost’s office. This year’s theme aims to “confront the world’s biggest challenges and mobilize towards a better, more equitable and just society for all,” according to Kathy Humphrey, the senior vice chancellor for engagement.

Pitt adds 54 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 54 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday
November 17, 2020
Pitt added 54 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 50 students and four employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 99 students currently in isolation.

Pitt adds 47 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 47 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday
November 13, 2020
Pitt added 47 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 45 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 138 students in isolation. This comes after an increase of 74 cases between Friday and Monday.

Gallagher responds to increase in COVID-19 cases on campus

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed the University’s recent shift to the Elevated risk posture and the uptick of coronavirus cases on campus at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
November 13, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher praised how closely most students have followed mitigation measures, amid a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus the COVID-19 Medical Response Office linked to an increase in social gatherings over Halloween.

Pitt students adapt with pandemic changes to physical education

Some gym classes have resumed in person with modifications.
November 11, 2020
Pitt students didn’t let COVID-19 stop them from taking gym classes, but some students are finding challenges with the hybrid model for physical education.

Deferred students stay busy during gap year

First-year Mairead Clements deferred enrollment to take classes at the Community College of Allegheny County, work and save money.
November 11, 2020
First year students at Pitt who deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic are finding ways to stay busy during their gap year.

Pitt adds 74 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 74 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday
November 10, 2020
Pitt added 74 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 73 students and one employee, between Friday and Monday, with 110 students currently in isolation. This is more than double the 34 new cases reported between last Tuesday and Thursday.

Off-campus study abroad cancelled for spring semester, Faculty Assembly announces

History professor John Stoner announced during a Wednesday faculty assembly meeting that the University will cancel all off-campus abroad and away programs for the spring semester.
November 6, 2020
Pitt is cancelling all off-campus study abroad and away programs for the spring semester, according to a Wednesday afternoon announcement from John Stoner, the co-chair of the educational policies committee.
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