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Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 25, 2020
Pitt will introduce two changes to its grading policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in what student leaders are calling a “compromise” after many pushed for a continuation of policies introduced last spring to compensate for a more difficult academic environment.
Thousands sign petition urging S/NC grading option at the end of the semester.

Thousands sign petition urging S/NC grading option at the end of the semester.

By Betul Tuncer, For The Pitt News November 18, 2020
A petition urging Pitt to adopt a more lenient grading policy amid the COVID-19 pandemic has gathered nearly 2,600 signatures in a week. Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick didn’t directly respond to questions about the proposed S/NC option.
A petition urging the Pitt administration to modify the pass/fail grading policy for the spring semester in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has gathered thousands of signatures since its creation two days ago.

Editorial: Pitt, give students a pass/fail option

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 19, 2020
Right now, we’re facing a worldwide pandemic, and in these circumstances, students should have the space to take care of themselves and do their school work without agonizing about their grades — especially with the abrupt shift to online classes.
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