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Dawne Hickton, the chair of the Board’s Ad-hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels, said the committee found that fossil fuel investments will pose a “higher risk” in the future.

Board votes to increase endowment transparency, continue gradual fossil fuel divestment

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 26, 2021
Pitt’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to adopt all of the suggestions recommended by its ad-hoc committee studying whether and how the University should divest its $4.2-billion endowment of fossil fuel investments.
Pitt community members voiced their dissatisfaction with Pitt’s Board of Trustees ad hoc committee on fossil fuels at Wednesday's virtual open forum.

Community members urge divestment at open forum

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2020
Pitt community members voiced their dissatisfaction Wednesday evening with the University investing part of its $4.3-billion endowment in fossil fuels and the Board of Trustees committee now charged with investigating whether Pitt should divest.
At SGB Tuesday night, President Eric Macadangdang remembered Pitt’s “Stronger than Hate” vigil on the Cathedral lawn in response to the Tree of Life massacre.

SGB remembers Tree of Life massacre

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Student Government Board held a moment of silence for the Tree of Life massacre at its Tuesday night meeting, acknowledging the victims who lost their lives at the nearby synagogue two years ago.
Pitt is set to lease space in the Hill District’s historic New Granada Theater building for its Community Engagement Center in the neighborhood.

Pitt to lease historic New Granada Theater building for community center

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2020
Pitt is set to lease space in the Hill District’s historic New Granada Theater building for Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the neighborhood, giving the center its first permanent physical space since its founding.
Former Boston University Dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences Ann E. Cudd is succeeding Patricia Beeson as Pitt's new Provost.

Board appoints new Provost, inducts five new trustees

By Kieran Mclean | Staff Writer July 11, 2018

The Pitt Board of Trustees appointed former Boston University Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ann E. Cudd, as Pitt’s new provost Friday, June 29. The board also inducted...

The plaque outside of Parran Hall was removed after the University announced its decision to rename the building for the Graduate School of Public Health. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

After a long campaign of ballots, petitions, special committees and a recommendation from the chancellor, the main building for Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health will no longer be named after Thomas...

Year of Diversity, new centers confirmed at Board of Trustees meeting

Year of Diversity, new centers confirmed at Board of Trustees meeting

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor June 24, 2016

In the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Board of Trustees looked back on the University’s progress during the 2015-2016 academic year and outlined plans for the year ahead. At their...

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