Phased return of students to campus will include testing, quarantining
Move in could start as early as Aug. 11; some concerned that shelter-in-place rules won’t work.
Town halls coming on fall semester plans; first is for faculty on July 23
All options are still on the table for fall semester, Gallagher says in University-wide email.
Three hotels leased by Pitt will be exclusively for students
Two Residence Inns and Wyndham will operate the same as on-campus housing.
2020-21 budget has no salary increases and across-the-board cuts
Gallagher wants to increase efficiencies with 3.7 percent permanent cut, and cover COVID costs with one-time 5 percent reduction.
New Health Sciences SVC already at the core of Pitt’s planning
Anantha Shekhar has lots of ideas on the future of medicine and Pitt's place in it, as well as the big issues of 2020.
Trump administration rescinds controversial ICE rule for international students
Pitt, along with several other universities, cities and states had joined Harvard and MIT in opposing visa restrictions if classes completely online.
Calls for racial justice being heard across campus
PittEd Justice Collective, School of Medicine’s Rapid Response team just two of many new initiatives.
Labor Day will be a work day for all at Pitt
Staff will get Nov. 30, the Monday after Thanksgiving, off instead
University calls policy change for international students ‘misguided’
New federal rules would put visa status at risk if all classes are moved online.
Lessons learned: Giving students look ‘behind the curtain’ eased tensions
Helou co-hosted personal online grad ceremony that included congratulations from faculty’s kids.
Pitt’s pandemic heroes: Legal duo keeps business running smoothly
Documents keep coming, even at home, to deal with University’s real estate, taxes and more.
Faculty Assembly still has many questions about the fall
Bonneau outlines options for those who choose not to come to campus.
New PittCat and expanded digital offerings keeping library busy
Hillman renovations on hold for now, but third floor is ready for reopening.
Remote teaching, health risks and extra work concern faculty
Professors anxious about providing a classroom experience if they or students aren’t in the class.
Faculty Affairs committee members voice frustrations over fall plans
Many are concerned that others will be put at risk if the instructor is working remotely.
Number of COVID cases on Oakland campus continues to rise
Pitt is releasing new count each Friday among faculty, staff and students who have been on campus in past 14 days.
Several parking spots available for $5 daily for Pitt employees
Those approved to return to campus can use lots, but must pay fee through ParkMobile App.
COACHE survey results show slight improvements
Full-time faculty rate tenure policies as a continuing concern on job satisfaction assessment.
University of Minnesota official selected as GSPIA dean
Carissa Schively Slotterback will take over her new role on Oct. 1.
Pitt–Bradford cancels public, in-person events for fall
Events for students will still take place, but the Pitt Band won’t be visiting this summer.
SVC Greg Scott leaving Pitt after extended leave of absence
David DeJong will continuing as acting senior vice chancellor for Business and Operations, in addition to HR role.