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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.”

Editorial | Top 10 Pitt things that could win a Hunger Games simulation

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 23, 2021
Based off of a book series where tributes fight one another until there’s one person left standing, we’ve put together the top 10 Pitt-related things that could probably win one of these simulations.
The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is located in Alumni Hall on Fifth Avenue.

More than 3,300 visitors tour campus amid shelter-in-place

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Pitt Pathfinders — the student tour guides who help recruit prospective undergraduate students — hosted 3,350 visitors in one month for modified in-person tours. But not everyone — especially current students — is happy about the tours restarting.
Pitt enacted shelter-in-place guidelines on March 31 in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases among students, which included the closure of study spaces in residence halls and lounges and decreased library operating hours.

Students say shelter-in-place guidelines are ‘inconsistent,’ protest closed study spaces in residence halls

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer April 19, 2021
After Pitt enacted a shelter-in-place on March 31 — which called for closing study spaces in several residence halls due to the rise in COVID-19 cases — students took to several residence halls to plaster flyers in protest of the closed spaces.
Pitt Hillel distributed meals to University students on Friday during Passover as part of Shabbat, while following shelter-in-place/social distancing guidelines.

Shelter-in-place guidelines altered to include religious services after complaints

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
Pitt enacted shelter-in-place guidelines on March 31, but it originally left one issue unclarified — guidelines for attending religious services at a time of year with major holidays for several religions.
Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 11 students and four employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 12 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Tuesday and Thursday, included 8 cases.
The University-wide shelter-in-place period ended as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Shelter in place ended Tuesday morning

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021
Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office announced in an email Monday evening that the University-wide shelter-in-place period will end as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 
Pitt enacted a shelter-in-place period last Thursday — three days earlier than previously scheduled — after a  ‘significant’ increase in COVID-19 cases following Halloween weekend.

‘Anxiety-inducing experience’: Students adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines, criticize lack of University enforcement

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
Savanna Lattanzi, a senior political science and sociology double major, said while she has closely followed the shelter-in-place guidelines to protect fellow classmates, it hasn’t always been easy on her mental health.
Although it was originally scheduled to commence this Thursday, Pitt instead decided to start its mandated “shelter-in-place” and move back into the Elevated risk posture Sunday night.

Editorial | Pitt’s mandated ‘shelter-in-place’ is inadequate, dangerous

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 10, 2020
Unfortunately, Pitt’s shelter-in-place mandate doesn’t much emphasize sheltering, and even less staying in place.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University would send out more concrete guidance on the shelter-in-place period “shortly,” during a virtual Senate Council meeting on Thursday.

Students will be asked to shelter in place for two weeks before winter break, head of COVID-19 Medical Response Office says

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor October 16, 2020
All students will be asked to shelter in place for 14 days before leaving campus for winter break, according to Dr. John Williams, the head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.
Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

Pitt officials discuss health guidelines for residence life, COVID testing at student town hall

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor July 28, 2020
Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, said Pitt is working on an updated Student Code of Conduct that will further explain guidelines, as well as consequences for violations.
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