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Pitt officials ‘optimistic’ about in-person classes, deliver recommendation report to Gallagher

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that Pitt will continue to plan for

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Chris Bonneau, the president of the University Senate, said he is confident the planning will allow the University to resume in-person instruction, if state and local regulations permit. 

Pitt schools preparing for possible budget cuts

The news about a possible budget cut also arrives as Pitt continues to work to prepare its budget for the next academic year.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2020

Pitt schools are preparing for possible budget cuts of as much as 10% for the 2020-21 academic year that would affect Pitt’s education and general budget, which includes all schools except for the School of Medicine, Pitt confirmed Thursday.

Pitt task force planning fall semester classes and housing amid pandemic

Provost Ann Cudd, right, and James Martin II co-chair the Task Force on Reimagining Pitt Education.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Ann Cudd said she is hopeful for a fall semester on campus.

Year of Creativity helps Pitt explore its artistic side

Members of Attack Theatre, a Pittsburgh-based dance company, begin a February open rehearsal in the Frick Fine Arts University Gallery. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s Year of Creativity and is meant to showcase the process of dancemaking.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2020

The Year of Creativity, the incarnation of the Year Of series which took place during the 2019-20 academic year, featured hundreds of projects.

Pitt streamlines admissions to master’s programs for recent grads

Pitt streamlines admissions to master’s programs for recent grads

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Pitt has launched the Pitt2Pitt program, which loosens entry requirements for 39 master’s programs in 11 schools for undergraduate students graduating this year.

Pitt establishes task forces, working groups to plan fall semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Friday that the University will offer guidance to the community in early June and again in early July.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

Formally established over the last several weeks, three task forces and 20 working groups within those task forces will investigate many different aspects of what life at the University could look like.

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.

Pitt moves summer classes online as pandemic continues

Provost Ann Cudd at a forum at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Provost Ann Cudd announced in a Friday email that all Pitt summer classes will be held online as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The move comes after classes finished their first week online, due to the pandemic, after an extended spring break.

Art here, there and everywhere: Pitt to catalog, purchase public art

Provost Ann Cudd and Assistant Provost Nancy Tannery stand next to a board that displayed the words “But is it art?” after having water poured on it.

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Thousands of Oakland residents pass through “Light Up,” the large yellow sculpture in Posvar Hall Plaza, on their way to classes or meetings everyday, not thinking twice about it. But on Thursday, it was the center of attention.

Provost’s office accepting OER grant applications

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings as a part of a series of initiatives run by Provost Ann Cudd’s office to encourage the use of OERs.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

January 16, 2020

The University is accepting proposals from faculty until Feb. 19 for projects to adapt, adopt or create open education resources for current course offerings.

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