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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.
Students will be able to move back into residence halls in late January or early February if they test negative for COVID-19.

Students concerned about online learning, burnout during spring semester

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer January 18, 2021
As the spring semester begins, many students are preparing for classes and move-in while still being impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Students shared their thoughts and concerns regarding housing, classes and other topics about the spring semester.
Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB hopeful for update on in-person classes later this week

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 9, 2020
With in-person classes set to begin Monday, Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang said the board has still not received official word from Pitt’s administration about the start of classes, but is hopeful for an announcement later this week.
Opinion | Broaden your horizons with online classes

Opinion | Broaden your horizons with online classes

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist August 20, 2020
When Pitt transitioned to online classes this past spring, many students didn’t like the change and were turned off of the idea of online learning. But online classes aren’t as bad as they might seem, staff columnist Josh Beylinson argues.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Pitt announces no in-person classes until at least Sept. 14

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor August 19, 2020
Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday afternoon email that there will be no in-person classes on Monday, extending online learning until at least Sept. 14 to allow for all students to start in-person classes at the same time.
Some professors are altering their expectations regarding finals.

Students, faculty adjust to online finals

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer April 19, 2020
Pitt students may have to hold study groups over Zoom instead of in Hillman library this April, but finals will still be conducted as the semester draws to a close.
 Most professors’ lectures will now be accessed electronically through Panopto or Zoo

Students, professors complete first day of online classes

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer March 23, 2020
Virtual instruction began at the University on Monday after an extended break. Professors are utilizing a variety of platforms that the University has provided, ranging from Panopto, an online lecture system, to Zoom, a video-conferencing program that allows professors to teach in real time.
Beginning Monday, Pitt will continue classes online for the remainder of the semester.

Pitt addresses technology concerns ahead of start of online classes

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2020
With classes set to resume on Monday, Pitt’s faculty has scrambled to shift courses over to an online format. This rapid transition has left some IT personnel questioning whether Pitt’s website can handle the amount of traffic.
The Mathematics Association of America reports that a quarter of Calculus I students will fail the course.

Editorial: Online classes could help make college more affordable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 7, 2020
It could also lead to a change in the way we charge students for gen eds and other classes offered in person, making Pitt more affordable and therefore more attractive to a more economically diverse group of students.
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