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A team of Pitt administrators and staff members monitor Pitt’s COVID Concern Connection, which gives the community an anonymous way to share concerns.

‘No follow up, nothing’: Students struggle to report large parties

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The COVID Concern Connection system — which gives the Pitt community an anonymous way to share concerns — has received more than 1,300 reports this year. But some students are not satisfied with this reporting system.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation’s monthly Oakwatch meeting included two featured speakers from Pitt — Kenyon Bonner, vice provost and dean of students, and Paul Supowitz, vice chancellor for community and governmental relations.

Over 300 students receive code of conduct violations for COVID-19 infractions

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
More than 300 students have received code of conduct violations for breaking COVID-19 mitigation protocols this semester, according to Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner.
Pitt has not disclosed the specific location of student quarantine and isolation housing.

‘If I just walked out and left, no one would know’: Students detail lax rules, miscommunication in Pitt’s quarantine housing

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan October 21, 2020
In Pitt’s quarantine housing, students described lax rules and little oversight, allowing them to skirt the University’s physical distancing rules. One student said they went on walks outside, and others in the housing had visitors, even whole families.

5 Greek life chapters placed on interim suspension

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor August 19, 2020
Five Greek life chapters were placed on “Interim Suspension of Registration” on Wednesday after allegedly violating the University’s Health and Safety Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct and the Fraternity and Sorority Guidelines.
Top Pitt officials discussed the University's fall reopening plans during a Tuesday evening community meeting held by the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.

Students, faculty and staff required to complete COVID-19 training for fall

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor July 29, 2020
Though it was previously stated that all faculty and staff members would complete COVID-19 training, Bonner said during the meeting that all students will be required to complete the training as well.
Student Government Board held a virtual Town Hall on Thursday.

SGB gives updates on pass/fail grades, mandatory masks for fall semester

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer July 25, 2020
Eric Macadangdang, Student Government Board president, said at a Thursday afternoon town hall that Pitt would not be allowing students to convert courses from a letter grade to satisfactory/no credit at the end of the fall semester.
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