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

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

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.

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

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

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.

Students, faculty adjust to online finals

Some professors are altering their expectations regarding 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.

Students, professors complete first day of online classes

 Most professors’ lectures will now be accessed electronically through Panopto or Zoo

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.

Pitt addresses technology concerns ahead of start of online classes

Beginning Monday, Pitt will continue classes online for the remainder of the semester.

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.

Editorial: Online classes could help make college more affordable

The Mathematics Association of America reports that a quarter of Calculus I students will fail the course.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 8, 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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