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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks shared governance issues, renegotiations of ELI closure

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer January 27, 2023
Senate Council discussed the English Language Institute, shared governance, reproductive health resources and more at its monthly meeting on Thursday.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council discusses freeze on policies concerning bargaining items

By James Paul, Staff Writer December 9, 2022
Robin Kear said in Thursday’s Senate Council meeting any new policy changes concerning wages, hours and the terms and conditions of employment will only apply to those not represented by the faculty union.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks IPA policy, sexual assault prevention

By Katie Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2022
Following the sexual assault incident in the Cathedral of Leading in October, Student Government Board President Danielle Floyd said SGB leaders have remained in active conversation about the topic.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks sexual assault cases, increased security presence on campus

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer October 13, 2022
Chief of Police James Loftus said Pitt police have yet to identify the perpetrator of the recent sexual assault in the Cathedral of Learning.
From left, Patrick Gallagher, Robin Kear, Kristin Kanthak and Joe Suyama at Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks COVID-19 expectations, reproductive health resources for students

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2022
At the monthly Senate Council meeting, director of the Covid Medical Response Office Joe Suyama said there’s “no better place” for students to learn than in the classroom.
The last Senate Council meeting of the year on Thursday.

Senate Council recaps academic year, SGB discusses plans for fall

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor May 24, 2022
Chancellor Gallagher opened Thursday’s Senate Council meeting by thanking council members advocating for Pitt’s state funding.
From left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Senate Council President Robin Kear and Senate Council Vice President Kris Kanthak at a meeting in Posvar Hall on Thursday.

Senate Council discusses new masking guidelines, government funding for in-state tuition

By Alaina Goldberg, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
The Senate Council started its Wednesday meeting by discussing these new guidelines. The Council, which met in-person and on Zoom, also discussed government funding for in-state tuition, the Russia-Ukraine war and external interference on what can or cannot be covered in courses.
Provost Ann Cudd, left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Senate Council President Robin Kear at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate council discusses COVID-19 regulations for spring break, passes two policies

By Alexandra DeRubeis, For The Pitt News February 24, 2022

With spring break quickly approaching and COVID-19 cases on campus dropping, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt will follow the same guidelines as it did over Thanksgiving break. Pitt will require...

From left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Robin Kear, Senate Council president and Kris Kanthak, Senate Council vice president at a meeting in Posvar Hall on Thursday.

Senate Council discusses vaccine mandate, approves two policies

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer December 9, 2021
Pitt’s Senate Council held its last monthly meeting of the semester on Thursday afternoon both in person at Posvar Hall and on Zoom. Besides Pitt’s vaccine mandate, the council discussed and voted on two draft policies during the meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recently approved Pitt’s new budget model, called Budget ReSTART.

Pitt to move forward with new budget model amid concerns over ‘rushed’ process

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 19, 2021
Pitt will transition from its current incremental budget process to a new model called Budget ReSTART in fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1. But some shared governance leaders have concerns about the process used to develop the new budget model.
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