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Pitt petitions court to dismiss tuition refund case from last spring

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 23, 2021
Pitt submitted a document to a federal court on Thursday asking that it dismiss a case from last spring where students were seeking tuition refunds after classes shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flat tuition, fees expected for next year, Gallagher says

Flat tuition, fees expected for next year, Gallagher says

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss June 11, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expected tuition, as well as room and board fees, to remain flat for the 2020-21 academic year.
The University Senate Council discussed tuition and international outreach at its first meeting.

Senate Council talks international outreach, financial aid programs

By Rebecca Johnson, For The Pitt News September 18, 2019
Officials discussed the charged political climate affecting the University’s international outreach and tuition increases, among other topics.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a proposal Wednesday to make college more accessible for New Mexico residents.

Editorial: Make college tuition free

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 18, 2019
Free tuition is an investment in students that will hopefully help break the cycle of crippling college debt and unemployment we face today.
Tuition will be increasing again for the 2019-20 school year.

Opinion | Action needed to curb tuition increases

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist August 25, 2019
In order to curb tuition increases, Pitt should find ways to make money that don’t rely on students bearing the financial brunt of every project the school decides to pursue.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher addressed the University’s admission process in relation to the FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues at the most recent board of trustees meetings.

Board committee approves budget, tuition hikes

By Jon Moss, News Editor July 10, 2019
At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Wednesday afternoon, the executive committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2020.
Jay Darr is the current Counseling Center director at Pitt.

Oakland news roundup

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer July 1, 2019
As an urban campus bustling with nearly 30,000 students and more than 5,000 faculty, there’s always news breaking at Pitt.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23, 2018.

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, News Editor June 25, 2019
Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its second meeting of 2019 Friday, providing an update on University affairs to the community.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher testified Tuesday with executives from other state universities including Penn State, Lincoln and Temple in front of the state Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg to advocate for their requested funding.

Chancellor seeks state funding at Harrisburg hearing

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor February 27, 2019
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher testified Tuesday in front of the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg with other executives from Pennsylvania universities, hoping to increase state funding for higher education for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Following his 2.25 percent raise, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will have a salary of more than $1,000,000 in the 2019 fiscal year.

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor January 14, 2019
The combination of the 2.25 percent increase in the chancellor’s salary — to a base salary of $550,000 — and the payout from his retention agreement will result in a salary of more than $1,000,000 for Chancellor Gallagher during the 2019 fiscal year.
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