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The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Cudd: Spring break eliminated, start of spring semester pushed back

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor September 30, 2020
The start of spring semester was pushed back a week from January 11 to January 19 and spring break was eliminated as part of a compressed schedule to increase safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday morning email. 
Angela Davis, a civil rights activist and philosopher, discussed anti-racism at a Tuesday evening event.

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

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

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty 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.
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.

Pitt administrators address George Floyd’s death, nationwide protests

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.
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.

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

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

Pitt schools preparing for possible budget cuts

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

Pitt task force planning fall semester classes and housing amid pandemic

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.
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.

Year of Creativity helps Pitt explore its artistic side

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

Pitt establishes task forces, working groups to plan fall semester

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.
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