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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Who’s who: Your guide to the big names at Pitt

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 27, 2021
It’s virtually impossible to remember everyone’s name at Pitt, let alone all the “important” people. So we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to the big names at Pitt that students will hear — and read in The Pitt News — most during the year.
History professor Alaina Roberts helped create a formal proposal last summer that called for all undergraduates to complete a Black studies course as part of their general education requirements.

Left ‘in the dark’: Status of Black studies course requirement unclear

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer April 14, 2021
A proposal for a Black studies course requirement is sitting in the Office of the Provost waiting for further action. Pitt said it doesn’t have a timeline for when it will act on the proposal, and leaders say they’ve been left “in the dark.”
Joe McCarthy, vice provost of undergraduate studies, is the new interim dean of the University Honors College.

Pitt names Joseph McCarthy interim dean of Honors College

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 17, 2021
Pitt’s Honors College named Joseph McCarthy, the vice provost for undergraduate studies, as its interim dean Tuesday morning.
Julia Spears, the associate vice provost for academic innovation, moderated Thursday's virtual town hall.

Administrators provide updates on classes, dining, housing

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 18, 2020
Through [email protected], students will be able to attend classes at least once a week in person, remotely through livestreams or watching recordings after the fact.
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