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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.
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.

Class of 2024 breaks diversity records

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.
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 at a Senate Council meeting.

Gallagher: Key fall semester dates now in question

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

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

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.
A housing cart in the Schenley Quadrangle.

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

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.
Julia Spears, the associate vice provost for academic innovation, moderated Thursdays virtual town hall.

Administrators provide updates on classes, dining, housing

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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