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

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.

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.

Religious studies chair, mentor dies

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)

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 the email, which was addressed to religious studies majors and recent graduates, professor ...

Faculty union organizers to begin signing cards

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

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 Pitt Union Ballroom. The event is co-hosted by the Pitt Progressives. Pitt faculty and gradu...

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