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In addition to the late withdrawal option, the “G” grade will be modified for students as a “fallback grade.”

Pitt clarifies new ‘G’ grade policy, professors and students voice mixed feelings

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 31, 2021
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and after four and a half online terms, grading policies and student and professor accommodations remain hot topics among the Pitt community.
Student Government Board hosted its weekly public meeting Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB creates students of color task force, provides grading policies update

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
n his opening remarks at Tuesday’s meeting, Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang said getting through the pandemic “requires mutual understanding and effort in complying with health and safety guidelines.”
Anthropology professor Robert Hayden often spends more than an hour grading a single paper. (Photo by Aaron Schoen | Staff Photographer)

Making the grade: Professors set aside time to score student work

Last weekend you could probably find Leonardo Solano buried in the dissertation room of Hillman, or pocketed away somewhere in Panera Bread, grading 160 pages of undergraduate Spanish papers. While...

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