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Johanna Siegel, a senior bioengineering major, won an individual award and one with her sorority, Phi Sigma Rho, for the one of the Year of Engagement’s 14-day social media challenges.

Year of Engagement awards funding to proposals, hosts social media challenge

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
The Year of Engagement is this year’s edition of Pitt’s “Year of” series, headed by the Provost’s office. This year’s theme aims to “confront the world’s biggest challenges and mobilize towards a better, more equitable and just society for all,” according to Kathy Humphrey, the senior vice chancellor for engagement.
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...

SGB President Max Kneis discusses a resolution he introduced supporting the development of an educational hub at Pitt’s Titusville campus during Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

SGB updates on provost search

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer February 7, 2018

At Student Government Board’s weekly meeting Tuesday, Senior Vice Chancellor of Research Rob Rutenbar said the provost search committee involves no smoke or bunkers. “The search committee I am chairing...

Students walk across Forbes Avenue. (TPN File photo)

The Case of the Missing Monday: Extended winter break might mean longer classes

If you are signed up for a class that meets on Monday this semester, you might be asked to stay a little longer or come in on a Saturday — if your professor is following instructions from the provost’s...

SGB president Max Kneis responded to Patricia Beeson’s announcement of stepping down from her current position at last night’s SGB public meeting. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

SGB calls Beeson “champion of student input”

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer November 8, 2017

In response to Provost Patricia Beeson’s announcement that she will be stepping down from her current position, Student Government Board President Max Kneis referred to the Pitt provost as a “champion...

Pitts food pantry helped graduate student Andréa Hanna get by on a salary below living wage. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer)

Letter to the Editor | Grad student: How can I produce my best work if I can hardly afford to eat?

By Andréa Hanna, Graduate Student July 29, 2017

Dear Editor, I read the message from the provost, Patricia Beeson, about the graduate student union yesterday with some interest and reservations. My first concern, and I quote the provost's message...

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