Beginning of in-person classes pushed back to at least Sept. 14
Bonner reminds students that failing to abide by health rules could lead to campus ban or suspension.
Aug. 24 COVID-19 update: Random tests of incoming students find no new COVID-19 cases
Bonner says “more than a handful” of students facing interim sanctions for alleged health violations.
What does the Elevated posture mean and when might it change?
These aren’t easy questions for Pitt’s administration, which continues to emphasize flexibility.
Pitt Community Compact stresses shared responsibility
Mechanisms to report noncompliance exist, as well as sanctions under Student Code of Conduct.
The big move: 10,000 boxes shipped by students and 800 sets of furniture
Printing service, Auxiliary Business Administration, and staff and student volunteers get the job done.
Honoring Pitt’s retirees from the first half of 2020
Several of those departing have been at the University more than 40 years.
Returning to campus? Expect health checks, reduced capacities and lD swipes
Town hall gives staff updates on sick time, PTO accrual, free Healthy Rides and more.
DIVERSITY: New ODI head says ‘direct transparent commitment and action’ needed
Pickett, who joined Pitt in July, says University has taken early steps toward becoming anti-racist.
DIVERSITY: ‘To do nothing is to be complicit with systemic racism’
Keynote speaker Ibram Kendi says people must be actively anti-racist to make progress.
DIVERSITY: ‘Unprecedented’ moment ‘150 years too late,’ Angela Davis says
Being non-racist not enough if it’s not accompanied by work toward equality and justice.
DIVERSITY: Activists say protests need to lead to policies
Changes must come from the bottom up, and be guided by community input.
Art of Diversity Showcase attracts nearly 200 submissions
Performance, visual and written works address social justice and identity creatively.
Pitt’s pandemic heroes: Moving fellowship online took creativity
Honors College staff member says people opened up more in virtual spaces.
CIO Henderson confident tech equipment will be ready
Nearly 1,000 faculty active in Canvas, committee told; next transition is from Box to OneDrive.
Pandemic Safety Ambassadors will help encourage compliance
Building Safety Concierges needed to monitor entrances and remind people of guidelines.
Active COVID cases on Oakland campus include 11 faculty or staff, no students
A total of 51 people had tested positive from June 26 to Aug. 7; Pitt plans to continue reporting numbers.
Only 2 positive COVID cases reported among 452 randomly selected students
The less-invasive nasal swab tests will continue with each group of 1,500 returning to campus.
After two years, questions remain on proposed intellectual property policy
Some language still causing concerns; Rutenbar and others to discuss with Faculty Affairs committee.
Aphasia Games being developed to help hidden affliction
Team from SHRS, CMU, community and game makers using Innovation Challenge grant to further work.
Med school professor removed by UPMC as fellowship director over white paper
Norman Wang’s paper in JAHA argued against affirmative action in medicine.
Pitt grappling to implement new Title IX rules by Aug. 14
Interim policy will provide live hearings, but opposing parties will not be in the room together.