The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Senate Budget Policies Committee discussed Pitt’s salary appeals policy, Budget ReSTART and the role of Planning and Budgeting Committees under the University’s new budget model at Friday’s meeting.

Senate committee discusses salary appeals, vision for new budget model

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer January 23, 2022
The Senate Budget Policies Committee discussed Pitt’s salary appeals policy and the role of Planning and Budgeting Committees under the University’s new budget model, Budget ReSTART, at its first meeting of the spring semester.
Opinion | Students should pay attention to Pitt unionization efforts

Opinion | Students should pay attention to Pitt unionization efforts

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist September 29, 2021
Unionization would give Pitt faculty the ability to collectively bargain and advocate for improving pay, health policies, job security, workload and transparency from administrators — issues that have become glaring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania in order to provide preschool-aged children of Pitt faculty, staff and graduate students an opportunity to enroll in the Great Futures Preschool program at BGCWPA’s Carnegie or Estelle S. Campbell Lawrenceville clubhouses.

Pitt to provide additional preschool option through Boys & Girls Clubs partnership

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 2, 2021
Pitt announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania to provide preschool-aged children of Pitt faculty, staff and graduate students an opportunity to enroll in a preschool program at two BGCWPA clubhouses.
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.
Pitt is a large, research-intensive institution with a sizable STEM focus, including 76 STEM departments, seven schools with a STEM focus and nearly 4,500 STEM faculty.

Pitt joins program to increase diversity, inclusivity in STEM faculty

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News November 2, 2020
Pitt — along with 18 other universities across the country — was selected to join the three-year Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty program.
The Pitt News published a story on June 8 about classes starting a week early and moving online after Thanksgiving, before returning students and faculty members had heard of the plan from the administration.

Editorial | Pitt administration’s lack of communication fails faculty, students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 23, 2020
We’re thrilled that we’ve been of service to faculty and students wondering what Pitt’s plan is for the fall, but really, students and faculty should be getting this information directly from the administration.
Linda Penkower, chair of the University’s religious studies department, died Tuesday night. Penkower was known as a pillar of support in the department. (Photo via University of Pittsburgh)

Religious studies chair, mentor dies

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor February 28, 2018

Linda Penkower — the chair of the University’s religious studies department known for supporting students and faculty — died Tuesday night, the department’s undergraduate director said in an email. In...

Signs supporting the grad and faculty unions hang on a window in the Cathedral of Leaning. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Faculty union organizers to begin signing cards

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor January 19, 2018

Pitt’s Faculty Union Organizing Committee announced Wednesday on Facebook that it will begin asking faculty members to sign union authorization cards at a kickoff celebration Monday, Jan 22, in the William...

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