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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.
Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

Pitt meets many Black student demands in new anti-racism plan

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 16, 2020
Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs launched a new Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan on Wednesday, in collaboration with Black students.
New orientation programs begin where PittStart stopped

New orientation programs begin where PittStart stopped

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer June 30, 2019
PittStart — Pitt’s signature two-day orientation program — has come to a stop this summer after 19 years of introducing first-years to life in Oakland.
PITT ARTS introduces students to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene

PITT ARTS introduces students to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2019
There’s more to college than just classes and extracurriculars, especially at an urban campus. Pitt students can expect dozens of opportunities each year to get out into the City and experience something new.
The Pitt student activity fee will increase for the first time in 15 years.

Student affairs committee approves activity, wellness fee increases

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer May 22, 2019
After deliberating for about five minutes in a Posvar Hall conference room, the Student Affairs Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to increase mandatory student fees for activities and wellness.
Students allot their weekly food budget in a simulation planned by Student Affairs at Boxes and Walls Monday afternoon. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Students simulate marginalized experiences

By Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor November 7, 2017

A young man sat at a table behind two black curtains in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Monday night. Across the table, two individuals intensely interrogated him. “What religion do you practice?”...

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pitt unveils brand-new $13.2 million club sports facility

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer April 18, 2017

Pitt students and club sports athletes received a much-needed facilities upgrade Monday morning, as the University officially opened the Pitt Sports Dome to the student body. The sunny sky and warm...

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