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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.”
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.
The Learning Research and Development Center will be demolished next spring alongside the O’Hara parking garage to make way for the planned multistory recreation center.

Planning underway for new recreation center

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor April 18, 2019
Planning efforts are now underway for a new multistory recreation center to be built on middle campus, something campus administrators say students have long asked for.
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Internship prep program positions students for success

One of the great stressors for college students is the pressure to secure an internship — and with good reason. A survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers in 2012 found 60 percent...

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