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Senate Council held its monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon via Zoom, which was the final meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.

Senate Council passes resolution urging vaccine requirement for fall

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer May 26, 2021
As universities across the nation make decisions on a possible COVID-19 vaccine requirement, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said COVID-19 vaccination rates of Pitt students and faculty will affect the University’s planning for the fall semester.
Melissa McGivney, the associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, discussed the University’s vaccination efforts at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting hosted via Zoom. Other officials addressed Pitt’s COVID-19 response and graduation at the meeting.

‘We did well’: Pitt officials discuss COVID-19 response, vaccination efforts

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 23, 2021
All students should get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine even if they can’t get the second dose at the same location, according to Pitt officials. The Senate Council discussed Pitt’s vaccination efforts, COVID-19 response and graduation on Thursday.
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.

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

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

University Senate panel talks mental health in virtual meeting

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

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

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer October 11, 2018
University Senate Council engaged in conversation with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at Wednesday's meeting.
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.

University Senate Council talks state budget, unionization

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer September 14, 2018
The 2019-20 state budget could mean significant shifts in how much students pay for college.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discusses the renaming of Parran Hall at Tuesday’s Senate Council meeting.  (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

University Senate Council address Parran Hall, Titusville

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...

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)

University Senate avoids union, frat

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...

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)

Senate council focuses on funding

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...

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