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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.

Faculty voice concerns as fall semester approaches

Faculty convened via Zoom and voiced numerous, wide-ranging concerns Tuesday afternoon about Pitt’s plans for the fall semester.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2020

Faculty have raised flags about a lack of shared governance in parts of the process and a lack of information provided by the administration.

Pitt to spend second half of federal relief money on fall restart

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

Pitt officials said Wednesday that the University will spend the second half of its federal CARES Act funding, around $10.6 million, on fall restart costs.

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