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Students will be asked to shelter in place for two weeks before winter break, head of COVID-19 Medical Response Office says

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University would send out more concrete guidance on the shelter-in-place period “shortly,” during a virtual Senate Council meeting on Thursday.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

October 16, 2020

All students will be asked to shelter in place for 14 days before leaving campus for winter break, according to Dr. John Williams, the head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.

Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

Pitt releases clarified fall plans after ‘inadvertent’ email

Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2020

Pitt released additional information late Monday about fall semester plans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic after an “inadvertent” Monday email.

Pitt to host spring commencement online

Pitt to host spring commencement ceremony online.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2020

Pitt announced Wednesday that spring commencement will move online this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher plans to establish a yet-to-be-named group within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop campus-wide sexual misconduct prevention education programs.

By Rebecca Johnson, Benjamin Nigrosh, and Jon Moss

January 16, 2020

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Thursday press release and at the Thursday afternoon Senate Council meeting that the University is expanding its community-driven response to prevent sexual misconduct.

Senate Council urges community members to engage with next Plan For Pitt

Andy Stephany, the Staff Council president, reiterated the importance of Pitt community members sharing their opinions on the Plan for Pitt 2025, particularly because the planning process only occurs every five years.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Pitt administration entered the new year with a resolution in mind — gathering input from as many people across campus as possible.

In case you missed it: News from winter break 2019

The Bruegger’s Bagels located on 3714 Forbes Ave. closed in mid-December.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 5, 2020

We’ve rounded up a few of the break’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

Chancellor, executives to receive second straight year of pay raises

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23, 2018.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

December 16, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other University executives will receive a 2.25% pay increase next year.

Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher talks to members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, wearing orange t-shirts over formal dress, at Pitt's 2017 winter Board of Trustees Meeting in the William Pitt Union.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

August 28, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday the University will begin developing socially responsible investing strategies for Pitt’s endowment.

What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

 Pitt’s Board of Trustees met in July to approve a tuition increase for the 2019-20 academic year.

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

August 19, 2019

We’ve rounded up a few of the summer’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

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