Spring semester start pushed back to Jan. 19
Spring break eliminated, two self-care days added and staff holiday moved to May 7.
Cudd confirms Flex@Pitt will continue in spring semester
Provost says announcement coming soon on compressed schedule in new year.
Sept. 29 COVID update: 20 new positive tests reported; Greensburg campus has first case
Students in Pittsburgh account for 18 new cases and 33 who remain in isolation.
Pitt’s COVID numbers well below several comparable schools
Almost all symptomatic students who test positive are undergraduates and live off campus, medical office says.
Board of Trustees hears report on ‘a year that is unlike any other’
Preliminary enrollment figures show Oakland campus stays level, but regionals down slightly.
Chancellor warns that University and state will face budgetary aftershocks
Right now, Pitt has weathered the worst but will still end up in the red.
Pitt’s pandemic heroes: LRDC computing manager had to keep it cool
Taliani and his team were busy dealing with off-campus tech issues when building’s AC was shut down.
Committee worries donations could impact academic independence
Davitt says Pitt’s policies on the issue “are not at all at an industry standard.”
Trustees’ committee on fossil fuel divestment plans public forums
Dates in October are being finalized and the panel is set to release a draft report by January.
University will lease New Granada Theater for Hill District CEC
The University will contribute up to $6 million for the project, which includes renovations.
Pitt remains among top public universities in two different rankings
U.S. News lists University at 19th; WSJ/THE study says Pitt best public school in Northeast.
Hispanic heritage embraces a very diverse group of cultures
Members of Pitt community share their experiences as celebration month kicks off.
Pitt says political projection on Cathedral was not authorized
The United Steelworks used light show around Pittsburgh to promote Biden ticket.
Committee’s draft report supports universal 3-credit Black Studies course
Bonneau determined to use this moment to move proposal through shared governance.
DeJong confident Oakland campus can handle Guarded status, when it happens
Staff Council quizzes HR about workload after early retirements, criteria for jobs moving in-person.
Student survey finds health and safety on campus biggest concern
Nearly 70 percent of undergrads said they’d attend in-person classes if they were available.
Get your face in the game with photo cutouts at sports venues
Wear your Pitt gear and get a spot at Heinz Field, Fitzgerald and Petersen Sports Complex.
Middle States accreditation process kicks off with open forum
The decennial review of degree-granting institutions will take about two years to complete.
Flu shot clinics will be limited on campus
UPMC members can get free shots at Giant Eagle or Rite Aid pharmacies.
Also in This Issue:
Lecture spotlight: ‘America’s Racial Pandemic’; ‘Deadly Metaphors’; ‘Dictator Novel’; ‘Friends of Japan’