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Pitt moved from Elevated Risk to Guarded Risk last Thursday at 7 a.m., following the limited reopening of some dining and study spaces in mid-February. These study spots include the Cathedral of Learning, the William Pitt Union, Hillman Library and many other locations.

Pitt opens study spaces, limited dine-in seating to student applause

By Katie Cassidy, For The Pitt News March 19, 2021
Students say they are enjoying the use of campus study areas and dine-in locations, which opened to students Feb. 16.
Pitt reviewing state’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders

Pitt reviewing state’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor December 10, 2020
Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group will review the state’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders and make recommendations to the University’s senior administration if necessary, according to University spokesperson Kevin Zwick.
SGB president Eric Macadangdang addressed the most recent round of COVID-19 case numbers published by the University on Monday, showing 74 new confirmed cases over the weekend, at Tuesday night’s meeting.

‘No bigger elephant in the room’: SGB addresses recent spike in COVID-19 cases

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Aside from its COVID-19 discussion, SGB introduced a new bill and a new resolution. Board members also discussed initiatives to improve student worker compensation and dining services on campus.
All Pitt Eats locations still participate in the food recovery program and continue to donate surplus food to local agencies that fight hunger, diverting it from landfills.

COVID-19 restrictions affect waste across campus

By Elizabeth Primrose, For The Pitt News November 6, 2020
Even though COVID-19 has impacted how the Pitt community operates this semester, students are still thinking about sustainable practices on campus. Maya Knee, the director of the Pitt Green Fund, said students are still focusing on sustainability during this time.
Pitt opened 25% of available seating in The Eatery at Market Central, The Perch, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Benedum and Posvar, Schenley Cafe, Cathedral Cafe and the Petersen Events Center Food Court last Monday.

Pitt opens 25% of seating in dining locations

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News October 26, 2020
Pitt opened 25% of available seating in The Eatery, The Perch and other dining facilities across campus last Tuesday after shifting to the Guarded risk posture.
Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB addresses latest COVID-19 case numbers

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.
The Hub, on the back patio of Posvar Hall, is a new, temporary outdoor dining location that opened Aug. 17.

Students offer mixed reviews of new meal plans, food under Compass Group

By India Krug, For The Pitt News September 16, 2020
Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, requires all first-year students living on-campus to have unlimited meal plans. Along with new meal plans, students shared their opinions on new food options, dining location changes and safety.
The University’s current dining contract with Sodexo will expire this summer with a new contract starting July 1. Planning for the contract transition to a new vendor or renewal with Sodexo would take place between March and July.

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

By Jon Moss, News Editor January 23, 2020
Pitt Dining will have to make a decision in the next few months — not on a menu, but on who gets to make the menus.
The Downtown Milkshake Factory location.

Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

By Stefan Bordeianu, For The Pitt News January 10, 2019
The new Milk Shake Factory will open on Forbes Avenue in February, according to a vice president at the business. The price range for a milkshake is $5-7.
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