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Top events to look forward to this spring semester

Students gather in front of the stage at the 2018 Bigelow Bash.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 6, 2019

After an eventful fall semester, there is plenty to distract students from the constant gray skies of Pittsburgh from January through March.

The Case of the Missing Monday: Extended winter break might mean longer classes

Students walk across Forbes Avenue. (TPN File photo)

By John Hamilton and Ashwini Sivaganesh / The Pitt News Staff

January 15, 2018

If you are signed up for a class that meets on Monday this semester, you might be asked to stay a little longer or come in on a Saturday — if your professor is following instructions from the provost’s office. A message from the Academic Calendar Committee informed professors and University departments that they should coordinate arrangements to make up for a “missing” class day. Becau...

Pitt extends winter break for upcoming school year

Max Kneis, 2017-18 SGB President, advocated for an extended winter break throughout his campaign. (Photo by Will Miller | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

July 12, 2017

Pitt’s Student Government Board announced Saturday that University administrators will be extending winter break by several days for the 2017-2018 academic year. The announcement, which SGB made in a post on its Facebook page, was accompanied by an academic calendar showing a break between semesters lasting from Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, to Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Last year...

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