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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2022-23 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Gov. Wolf proposes $7.7 million increase in Pitt funding

By Martha Layne and Rebecca Johnson February 9, 2022
Pitt could receive an additional $7.7 million next year, based on the spending plan outlined in Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2022-23 state budget.
Thirsty Scholar Bar & Grille is located on Fifth Avenue. According to manager JoAnne Chizmar, Thirsty Scholar originally opened in-person dining in August, then shut down in December and reopened on Jan. 13.

Restaurants, bars open up to 75% capacity following state rule change

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Oakland restaurants and bars, along with other businesses statewide, were allowed to relax some COVID-19 restrictions following a state rule change that began Sunday.
Gene Ney runs Gene’s Place — a bar located on Louisa Place. Ney has only sold takeout cocktails, drafts and other specials for the past few months, but on April 4, he plans to open the bar again at a limited capacity.

Oakland bars, restaurants adapt to restrictions with increased takeout

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2021
With continued restrictions and less students on campus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, bars and restaurants in Oakland have had to adapt in a number of new ways.
A lack of events due to COVID-19 has caused business to slow down at Gidas Flowers and many other businesses around Oakland.

Oakland businesses work to chart path forward in yellow phase

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer May 19, 2020
The County’s May 15 move to the yellow phase of reopening has allowed businesses to start making decisions about what reopening will look like and how to overcome the economic damage done over the past few weeks.
Allegheny County to move to yellow phase, University preparing updated guidance

Allegheny County to move to yellow phase, University preparing updated guidance

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer May 8, 2020
Allegheny County will move from the red phase into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 pandemic mitigation strategy on May 15, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday. Pitt said it will issue its own guidance about how operations will change in the yellow phase, while still keeping community members safe.
Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Cathedral of Learning after meeting with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher amid state funding concerns. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Governor approves state-related funding

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor October 28, 2017

Governor Tom Wolf signed an appropriation bill passed by the state legislature into law Friday morning — meaning Pitt is officially funded. The signing of the bill — which the Pennsylvania General...

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