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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks at Friday mornings board of trustees meeting.

Gallagher ‘strongly’ recommends, expects community to be vaccinated by fall, unveils new strategic plan

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss June 25, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Pitt’s Friday board of trustees meeting that while the University community can look forward to a more engaging fall semester, a fully normal academic year is unlikely unless those coming back to campus are vaccinated.
Pitt’s African American Alumni Council and the University administration held a town hall Thursday night via Zoom.

‘They wanted to be seen’: African American Alumni Council discusses BAS demands, racial justice efforts

By Punya Bhasin and Rebecca Johnson October 23, 2020
Nearly 50 years after the Black Action Society’s famous Cathedral of Learning sit-in to demand campus reforms, Nicole Parks said Thursday it’s “sad” that BAS and 17 other Black student organizations were forced to make similar demands this summer.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher gave an annual report at Friday mornings board of trustees meeting.

Gallagher provides annual report on University initiatives at ‘seminal’ moment

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss September 25, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said while Pitt has made strides in addressing racial injustice on campus, there is still a lot of work to do in this “seminal” moment.
According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss August 26, 2020
Ottley said this is indicative of a culture at Pitt that she believes needs to change to attract, and retain, more Black students. According to University data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.
Most students have not been able to meet with their advisers in person and have had to rely on programs like Zoom and Skype as well as emails and phone calls to plan their academic progress.

Course enrollment continues as planned, academic advising moves online

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer April 1, 2020
While advisers are unable to meet with students in person, scheduling for the fall semester is still moving forward, with students and advisers handling appointments through Zoom, Skype, Teams, phone calls and emails.
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