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‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

By Elizabeth Primrose, For The Pitt News

October 14, 2020

Some students, such as Nish Rajkanth, are currently living in their childhood bedrooms rather than a cramped dorm room. Rajkanth, who is currently in South Brunswick, New Jersey, said taking college classes from home sometimes feels like she’s back in high school.

Editorial | Student Self-Care Days provide little care

Editorial | Student Self-Care Days provide little care

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 6, 2020

The thought of a student self-care day in a week and a half feels like putting a band-aid on a broken leg.

Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

Swanson engineers a path for fall semester

Pitt’s Benedum Hall houses the Swanson School of Engineering.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Although Pitt is implementing the new [email protected] teaching model, which allows students to experience classes “in person, remotely, synchronously or asynchronously,” it is unclear when in-person classes will begin.

Keeping the humanities ‘human’: A look ahead at Dietrich’s fall semester

Keeping the humanities ‘human’: A look ahead at Dietrich’s fall semester

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Despite the unprecedented circumstances for academia, Gayle Rogers said Pitt’s faculty members have adapted their curriculums to non-traditional learning spaces before and are ready to do it again.

Editorial | The Pitt community deserves to be kept in the loop

Litchfield Towers A, B and C are located on lower campus between Fifth and Forbes avenues and house approximately 1,800 students.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 10, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, no choice feels like a good choice — and no choice will please everyone. We understand that. But members of the Pitt community deserve to be kept in the loop about fall plans, even if the administration isn’t fully sure about what’s happening.

Pitt officials discuss health guidelines for residence life, COVID testing at student town hall

Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 28, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, said Pitt is working on an updated Student Code of Conduct that will further explain guidelines, as well as consequences for violations.

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty town hall

Assistant Vice Provost Cynthia Golden talks about the Flex@Pitt teaching model at Thursday's town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 23, 2020

According to Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Mark Henderson, installation of new classroom technology to assist the [email protected] model began Monday. He said faculty will be able to sign up for times to demo the new technology next week.

Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

July 17, 2020

Pitt added four new COVID-19 cases, composed of three students and one employee, as of Friday’s weekly case report.

Op-Ed | Making [email protected] more flexible

Op-Ed | Making Flex@Pitt more flexible

By Ben Rottman, Chris Schunn, Celia Brownell, Natasha Tokowicz, Peter Gianaros, Jana Iverson, and Timothy Nokes-Malach

July 16, 2020

[email protected] is actually inflexible, and in its current form will result in a suboptimal learning experience.

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