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‘This feeling of helplessness’: International students concerned about fall semester amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic causes uncertainty about returning for the fall semester for many of Pitt’s more than 3,100 international students.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Travel restrictions and delays in processing visas has left many of Pitt’s 3,100 international students questioning whether they will be able to start the fall semester on campus.

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

University Senate Council discussed the Association of American Universities report detailing sexual assault and misconduct at Pitt, provided updates on campus construction projects and discussed fossil fuel divestment at a Wednesday afternoon meeting.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Following the Tuesday release of a report detailing sexual assault and misconduct at Pitt, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher had strong words for Pitt’s campus culture.

Senate Council discusses deans, Titusville

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher (left), University Senate Council president Frank Wilson and liaison librarian Robin Kear (right) attend the monthly University Senate Council meeting in Posvar Hall Wednesday. (Photo by  Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher opened up his monthly report at Wednesday’s University Senate Council meeting by recognizing the two newly appointed deans of the engineering and law schools — whose hirings were announced in rapid succession over the past two days. Gallagher said he was “very excited” to ...

Provost to consider SGB textbook plan

Board member Alex Spenceley listens to chair reports during SGB’s public meeting Tuesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

After passing a resolution to help lower textbook costs, Student Government Board President Max Kneis announced Tuesday that Pitt is forming a committee to discuss implementing the ideas. SGB introduced a resolution last week calling on Pitt to expand the use of open education resources like PDF textboo...

Senate council commences academic year

Senate council commences academic year

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

The University Senate Council kicked off its first meeting of the academic year in room 2700 of Posvar Hall by condemning the hatred that occurred in front of Litchfield Towers this past week. “[A university is] fundamentally a community where everyone has the right to belong to that community a...

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