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SGB introduces resolution supporting mandatory Black studies class

Pitt’s Student Government Board introduced a resolution demanding the creation of a mandatory three-credit Black studies at Tuesday night’s virtual meeting.
October 14, 2020
SGB will post the resolution on its website this week for public comment and review and will vote on it at next Tuesday's meeting. Along with announcing the new resolution, SGB also discussed new COVID-19 updates, future meetings with Pitt police, constitutional revisions and upcoming SGB elections.

Education Policies Committee talks fall planning, alumna petition

The University Senate’s Educational Policies Committee met on Monday via Zoom.
June 16, 2020
Joe McCarthy, the vice provost of undergraduate studies, said the University is considering a rotating cohort model, where large lectures are split into small groups of students who attend in-person instruction on different days of the week.

Pitt first-year enrollment for fall exceeds expectations

Despite the uncertainty of an in-person fall semester, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has not seen a decrease in committed first-year students.
May 12, 2020
The first deadline for incoming first-years to commit to fall enrollment passed on May 1.

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

The University Senate convened on Wednesday to hold its annual plenary session focused on “Free Speech in the Modern University.”
March 27, 2019
In a week filled with protests and demonstrations in the wake of Michael Rosfeld’s acquittal, the University Senate convened to hold its annual plenary session focused on “Free Speech in the Modern University.”

University Senate discusses teaching innovations

Valerie Kinloch, the dean of the School of Education, discusses the importance of education at the 2018 University Senate Council Plenary meeting. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
March 28, 2018

Pitt faculty, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday afternoon to discuss innovation in teaching and making higher education more accessible to all. About 50 Pitt faculty, staff and administrators...

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