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Professors, students adjust to increased in-person learning

Professors, students adjust to increased in-person learning

By Brandon Raglow, For The Pitt News March 31, 2021
Pitt moved to the Guarded Risk posture on March 11, after spending about half the semester in the middle Elevated Risk posture. With students attending classes in person and from home, instructors have to consider both learning experiences as they teach.
Pitt’s administration and Student Government Board have been working to change grading policies in order to represent the challenges students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.

No significant increase in course withdrawals following introduction of new accommodation policy

By Alice Tang, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
Pitt’s administration and Student Government Board have been working to change grading policies in order to represent the challenges students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.
‘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.
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.

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

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

Swanson engineers a path for fall semester

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

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

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.
Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

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

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

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty 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.
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