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Opinion | Reflecting on a year in Zoom University

Opinion | Reflecting on a year in Zoom University

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist April 21, 2021
We are all hoping for an in-person semester in the fall, but I want to acknowledge the bittersweet ending of our year at Zoom University.
Editorial | We’ve all had a tough year and that’s OK

Editorial | We’ve all had a tough year and that’s OK

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 19, 2021
As we begin to close out this semester, congratulate yourself. As we gain meaningful ground against COVID-19, allow yourself to look forward.
Students worry about new finals schedule, format

Students worry about new finals schedule, format

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
According to Pitt’s fall 2020 final exam schedule, 16 classes — mainly chemistry, economics and statistics classes — are allowed to have in-person final exams on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, and web-based classes will have finals from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
Opinion | How to survive Zoom University at home

Opinion | How to survive Zoom University at home

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist October 13, 2020
Living at home while taking online classes is hard, but there are ways to make it bearable and even enjoyable. More from staff columnist Dalia Maeroff here:
Pitt’s Class of 2024 participated in a virtual Welcome Week from Aug. 16-18 to kick off an unconventional semester.

‘Alone, together’: First years build community in face of physically distanced fall

By India Krug and Priya Ray September 9, 2020
Many first-year students on campus this semester struggled with the decision of whether to take classes online from home, transfer to a different school or even take a gap year.
Culture editor Charlie Taylor was late to a zoom meeting because they got their chocolate churro flavored PopTart stuck in their toaster.

Editorial: Top 10 reasons you were late for your Zoom class

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 3, 2020
You're still late to class everyday. We know. It’s hard. Not that you even need any, but here are our top 10 excuses for being late to a Zoom class. 
Opinion | Turn your Zoom camera off

Opinion | Turn your Zoom camera off

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist September 1, 2020
I recently discovered my new favorite Zoom feature — the turn off video button.
Pitt experienced a “major outage” on My Pitt that affected access to the site on the first day of classes, and Zoom suffered a partial outage that affected many U.S. users on Monday.

Students, professors adapt to online learning

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer August 26, 2020
Pitt’s fall semester kicked off last week, but the Cathedral of Learning was empty as students largely connected in Zoom meetings instead of classrooms. The Zoom meetings had their own set of glitches though — literally.
Opinion | Broaden your horizons with online classes

Opinion | Broaden your horizons with online classes

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist August 20, 2020
When Pitt transitioned to online classes this past spring, many students didn’t like the change and were turned off of the idea of online learning. But online classes aren’t as bad as they might seem, staff columnist Josh Beylinson argues.
Some professors are altering their expectations regarding finals.

Students, faculty adjust to online finals

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer April 19, 2020
Pitt students may have to hold study groups over Zoom instead of in Hillman library this April, but finals will still be conducted as the semester draws to a close.
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