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Global Brigades, a health and sustainability student organization at Pitt, that decided to transition into in-person meetings this year.

Student orgs with mixed feelings on Pitt in-person event guidelines

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
Even though student organizations are allowed to have in-person meetings and events, one thing is stopping Annika Agarwal’s club, Mind Sense, from doing so — the lack of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from Pitt.
Students can celebrate their return to campus with a slew of hybrid in-person and virtual events at this year’s Welcome Week, lasting Aug. 21-29.

Welcome Week 2021: Pitt students, staff prepare for start of in-person events

By Grace Stringer, Staff Writer August 17, 2021
Students can celebrate their return to campus with a slew of hybrid in-person and virtual events at this year’s Welcome Week, lasting Aug. 21-29.
Carla Panzella will serve as Pitts next dean of students.

Carla Panzella named Pitt’s next dean of students

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 16, 2021
Carla Panzella will be Pitt’s new dean of students, the University announced Friday morning.
The student affairs committee of Pitts Board of Trustees held a public meeting Thursday to discuss and approve a resolution to increase the student security and transportation fee.

Student security and transportation fee to increase for first time in 14 years

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 8, 2021
Not only will students see an increase in their fees for activities, wellness and recreation this fall, but there will also be an increase in the student security and transportation fee, following a vote by a Pitt Board of Trustees committee.
Pitt’s nearly 700 student organizations serve a variety of interests.

‘All you have to do is reach out’: Getting involved in Pitt’s student organizations

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer June 24, 2021
With nearly 700 student organizations, Pitt features clubs that serve a variety of interests, from writing letters as random acts of kindness to visiting immigrant-owned restaurants around Pittsburgh.
Pitt began its search for a new dean of students in February and started interviewing finalists for the position on Monday.

Interviews begin for new dean of students

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 9, 2021
Pitt began interviewing finalists for the dean of students position on Monday, officials said. University spokesperson Kevin Zwick said finalist interviews will be held over the course of the next week.
The student affairs committee of the Board of Trustees held a public meeting last Wednesday to discuss resolutions to increase the Student Activity Fee at all four of Pitt’s campuses, the Student Wellness Fee at the Pittsburgh campus and the Student Recreation Fee at the Johnstown and Bradford branch campuses.

Board committee votes to increase student fees

By Natalie Frank, News Editor May 26, 2021
As Pitt prepares for an in-person fall semester, students will see an increase in their fees for activities, wellness and recreation, following a vote by a Board of Trustees committee
Pitt is splitting senior administrator Kenyon Bonner’s role as vice provost and dean of students into two separate jobs.

Bonner named to new Student Affairs leadership position

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 12, 2021
Pitt is splitting senior administrator Kenyon Bonner’s role as vice provost and dean of students into two separate jobs, the University announced Friday afternoon.
Students living on and off campus were required to complete a daily health check during their 14-day shelter in place.

Pitt says 85% of students have completed mandatory health and safety training

By Rashi Ranjan, For The Pitt News September 2, 2020
About 85% of Pitt students have completed the mandatory health and safety training as of Aug. 26, according to University spokesperson Kevin Zwick. He said the remaining 15% risk losing access to University IT services and campus buildings.
According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

‘Embarrassing’: Black student leaders criticize low Black student enrollment

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss August 26, 2020
Ottley said this is indicative of a culture at Pitt that she believes needs to change to attract, and retain, more Black students. According to University data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.
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