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ICYMI: Summer news recap

ICYMI: Summer news recap

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Here’s a guide to some of the biggest stories at Pitt from over the summer that don’t directly relate to the coronavirus.

Class of 2024 breaks diversity records

Pitt’s incoming class of 2024 represents a continued shift toward increasing diversity on campus as it breaks the class of 2023’s previous diversity record.

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

August 18, 2020

According to Molly Swagler, the executive director of enrollment outreach at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, the incoming class has one of the most diverse backgrounds in Pitt’s history.

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.

Gallagher: Key fall semester dates now in question

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 17, 2020

The news comes as some students, faculty and staff have urged the University to join the growing number of colleges that are moving to online-only classes in the fall, to avoid the risks of bringing students back to campus.

Pitt to give at least one mask to students, employees; establishes testing office

Every student and employee returning to campus this fall will receive a University-branded face covering, Pitt said in a Tuesday announcement.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 14, 2020

Students and employees returning to campus this fall will receive a University-branded face covering, Pitt announced Tuesday afternoon.

Pitt launches direct-to-dorm shipping program for fall move-in

A housing cart in the Schenley Quadrangle.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 13, 2020

The University has partnered with UPS to create Ship2Pitt, a direct-to-dorm shipping service which provides students living on campus with five pre-paid shipping labels.

Administrators provide updates on classes, dining, housing

Julia Spears, the associate vice provost for academic innovation, moderated Thursday's virtual town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 18, 2020

Through [email protected], students will be able to attend classes at least once a week in person, remotely through livestreams or watching recordings after the fact.

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