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Gallagher: ‘Anticipate’ [email protected], compressed schedule next semester

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similarly to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

September 18, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he expects the [email protected] model to continue into the spring semester due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He also said it’s likely that next semester’s schedule will be compressed similar to the fall so there aren’t vacations where people leave and come back to campus.

University Senate panel talks mental health in virtual meeting

The University Senate held a panel discussion on mental health in academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon via Zoom.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

April 10, 2020

Pitt community members took the time Thursday to discuss how current events are affecting mental health in academia and what can be done to address it. 

Senate Council talks international outreach, financial aid programs

The University Senate Council discussed tuition and international outreach at its first meeting.

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.

University Senate Council talks grad student unions, Campus Master Plan and mental health

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discusses rising tuition costs at Tuesday afternoon’s monthly Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

University Senate Council engaged in conversation with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at Wednesday's meeting.

University Senate Council talks state budget, unionization

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke about the uncertainty of the upcoming Pennsylvania budget for higher education funding at the first University Senate Council meeting of the 2018-19 school year Wednesday afternoon.

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

The 2019-20 state budget could mean significant shifts in how much students pay for college.

University Senate Council address Parran Hall, Titusville

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discusses the renaming of Parran Hall at Tuesday’s Senate Council meeting.  (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

The University Senate Council held its second meeting of the spring semester Tuesday afternoon and addressed recently contentious topics such as building names and budget concerns. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher started the meeting by discussing the current controversy about Parran Hall, which houses ...

University Senate avoids union, frat

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed the communication department Title IX investigation and the GOP tax bill at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Janine Faust and Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editors

January 25, 2018

While the Pitt community is buzzing about both the recent suspension of Pitt’s Sigma Chi chapter after a student was hospitalized Jan. 19 and the faculty union organizers’ card-signing campaign kickoff Monday, the University Senate Council did not address either subject during its first meeting o...

Senate council focuses on funding

Chancellor Gallagher discusses how students and faculty should use the University’s mental health resources, if needed, in light of the recent student death at the annual Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Hari Iyer | Staff Photographer)

By Nolan Roosa | Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher opened his report at the University Senate Council meeting Wednesday by addressing the killing of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet. This was the chancellor’s first public statement regarding the tragic death. “Our community was heartbroken at the loss of Alina Sheyk...

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