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Editorial | 10 worst things about returning to in person classes

Here are the top 10 worst things about returning to the classroom. 
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Editorial | It’s worth celebrating in-person classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2021
These past 18 months have consisted of a lot of frustration and disappointment, but in a way, the return to in-person classes represents a reset.
The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.

Pitt classes return fully in person for first time in 18 months

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
It’s not just your imagination — from “Welsfest” Snapchat stories or a record-breaking number of first years, Pitt’s campus has been much busier lately. The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.
Two students walk along the sidewalk adjacent to David Lawrence Hall.

Students offer mixed feelings about return to in-person classes

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
When the University announced a two-week optional online period, many students reacted with trepidation over another semester online. Now, as that period comes to an end, students are experiencing a variety of feelings about mandatory in-person classes.
Students walk on a spring 2020 day through the Cathedral of Learning to classes.

Opinion | In-person classes should be Pitt’s top priority

By Ben Mankowski, For The Pitt News September 10, 2021
If Pitt returned to online classes, once again citing breakthrough cases as a concern, there would be little to no solid reasoning for doing so, unless the virus mutates in a very dangerous way.
Pitt administrators spoke at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, answering student questions and concerns about COVID-19 regulations for the fall semester and fully in-person classes, which start on Monday.

Pitt administrators talk COVID-19 regulations during first fall town hall

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer September 9, 2021
Top Pitt administrators spoke at a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, answering student questions and concerns about COVID-19 regulations for the fall semester and fully in-person classes, which start on Monday.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
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Editorial | Pitt should have never given us the choice of in-person or online classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 24, 2021
Pitt’s last-minute decision to give us the option between remote and in-person classes is half-baked, noncommittal and puts unnecessary stress on both students and professors who shouldn’t have to make this choice in the first place.
Opinion | Use psychology to transition smoothly back to in-person classes

Opinion | Use psychology to transition smoothly back to in-person classes

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist August 18, 2021
Most students might not even remember what an in-person school experience feels like.
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