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A Board of Trustees committee nominated Robert Hernandez, a 1996 Pitt alumnus who served on the Board of Trustees from 2002-2020, and Jack Smith, who completed his residency in orthopedics at Pitt in 1978 and served on the Board of Trustees from 2012-2020, to be emeritus trustees.

Board committee nominates two emeritus trustees

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 21, 2021
The governance and nominating committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Monday to nominate two emeritus trustees.
The Properties and Facilities Committee met last Thursday to discuss resolutions to construct new buildings on the Greensburg and Bradford campuses and improvements to an Oakland campus building.

Board committee approves new building construction on branch campuses, Alan Magee Scaife Hall renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 14, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting last Thursday to discuss resolutions to construct two new branch campus buildings, as well as improvements to an Oakland campus building.
According to a petition, the houses at 3401-3421 Bates St. and 392 Coltart Ave. near Boulevard of the Allies are a “public nuisance” due to their dilapidated and uninhabited state.

Board committee approves Hillman renovations, new chilled water plant and off-campus property acquisitions

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 17, 2021
The properties and facilities committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting Thursday morning to approve several projects involving campus buildings. Pitt will also acquire a series of properties around Bates Street, Boulevard of the Allies and Zulema Street.
The committee approved a flat distribution rate from the University’s endowment this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Endowment distribution to remain the same for 2022 fiscal year

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 15, 2021
The Investment Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees voted at a public meeting Thursday morning to keep the spending policy and distribution from the University’s endowment funds the same in the 2022 fiscal year.
The student affairs committee of the Board of Trustees held a public meeting last Wednesday to discuss resolutions to increase the Student Activity Fee at all four of Pitt’s campuses, the Student Wellness Fee at the Pittsburgh campus and the Student Recreation Fee at the Johnstown and Bradford branch campuses.

Board committee votes to increase student fees

By Natalie Frank, News Editor May 26, 2021
As Pitt prepares for an in-person fall semester, students will see an increase in their fees for activities, wellness and recreation, following a vote by a Board of Trustees committee
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 Wednesdays 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 Pitts 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...

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