Sept. 22 COVID update: Student cases up by 12; only 42 remain in isolation
Pitt’s numbers well below those of several comparable schools in the region and ACC.
Pitt keeps spot in top 20 public universities in U.S. News list
The rankings changed some criteria, adding more weight to student debt and less to SAT/ACT.
IP policy language still a stumbling block for some faculty
Many worried course materials would be used by the University without their consent.
Black Study Intensive will look at current issues through art
The week of virtual activities includes performances, readings, film, conversations and more.
Latest PLRB ruling leaves only small window for grad student union
Exceptions filed by the USW dismissed, but challenged ballots will be reviewed.
Pitt’s pandemic heroes: Staying at home full-time meant working even harder
Immunology’s grants manager Porter, who is retiring soon, tries to take the paperwork burden from scientists.
Pitt–Bradford ‘galvanized’ to address systemic racism
Hate Has No Home Here one of several initiatives for campus with a student body that's 20 percent Black.
Pitt–Greensburg partners with diversity coalition on speakers series
The programs, which address social justice, privilege and more, are open to the public.
Regional campuses moving ahead under Guarded status
Flex@Pitt still allows in-person or remote learning, but each campus is open for business.
Governing in Crisis series getting national attention
Institute of Politics and Thornburgh Forum program interviews civic leaders on current issues.
Music, theater classes get ready to go under the big tent
Singing groups will wear masks and stand 10 feet apart; Theatre Arts still working on plans for space.
Civic Action Week replacing annual volunteer days this year
Online discussions will build on what was learned through the Pandemic Service Initiative.
Pitt’s Hispanic Heritage Month plans robust virtual programming
The annual event, which kicks off Sept. 15, will include panels, speed networking and even some dancing.
Enterprise will provide 268 electric, hybrid vehicles for motor fleet
The deal, along with new propane-fueled shuttles, move Pitt closer to carbon neutral goal.
COVID cases continuing to climb among symptomatic students
Positive tests since Aug. 1 hit 163 with 93 now in isolation; face masks now required inside and outdoors.
Sept. 18 COVID update: Student cases up by 18; everyone urged to get flu shots
New focus will be on “being very vigilant with testing close contacts,” says doctor from medical response office.
Also in This Issue:
Lecture spotlight: ‘Constitution of Enslavement’; ‘Teaching Through Trauma’; ‘Will Race Always Matter?’