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Activist, scholar Angela Davis talks anti-racism, social justice

Angela Davis, a civil rights activist and philosopher, discussed anti-racism at a Tuesday evening event.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

July 29, 2020

Angela Davis told members of the Pitt community on Tuesday that the current reckoning on race relations in the United States is about 150 years too late.

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty town hall

Assistant Vice Provost Cynthia Golden talks about the Flex@Pitt teaching model at Thursday's town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 23, 2020

According to Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Mark Henderson, installation of new classroom technology to assist the [email protected] model began Monday. He said faculty will be able to sign up for times to demo the new technology next week.

Pitt administrators address George Floyd’s death, nationwide protests

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Floyd, a black man, died after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

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

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

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.

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