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

Students living on and off campus were required to complete a daily health check during their 14-day shelter in place.

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.

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

According to Pitt data, Black students represented 5.26% of the undergraduate student body in 2019.

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.

Student affairs committee approves activity, wellness fee increases

The Pitt student activity fee will increase for the first time in 15 years.

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 simulate marginalized experiences

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)

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?” asked one. “What does your name mean?” followed the other. This scenario was part of Bo...

Pitt unveils brand-new $13.2 million club sports facility

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

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 weather were in stark contrast to the dome’s primary purpose as a functional winter facility, somet...

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