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.
Breaking down Pitt’s health and facilities guidelines
Documents detail rules on face coverings, gatherings, distancing, cleaning and more.
Staying at home remains the norm for Pitt employees
If you are asked to return to campus, health and courtesy accommodations are available.
Return of unused dependent daycare funds just one childcare concern
Faculty and staff will have flexibility to stay home; Cudd says online tool will help parents find care.
Diversity Forum is larger than ever with the move to a virtual format
About 8,000 people have registered to participate; Scholar and activist Angela Davis scheduled to speak.
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.
PittEd Justice Collective webinar series explores anti-racist leadership
Kinloch says U.S. facing two pandemics — COVID-19 and historical racial inequalities.
Student Affairs, Athletics moving against systemic racism
New strategies and positions first steps toward accountability on addressing issues.
Labor Day will be a work day for all at Pitt
Staff will get Nov. 30, the Monday after Thanksgiving, off instead
Maxine Bruhns was a ‘force of nature’ and a global citizen
For more than 50 years, she devoted her energy to Pitt’s Nationality Rooms.
Committee wants to move quickly to create required Black studies course
Possible approaches include one-credit class, a menu of choices or material specific to each school.
Pitt’s pandemic heroes: Borrelli lets students know they’re not alone
The student services director had to scramble to connect with those considering PittPharmacy
Lessons learned: Going online just one more change for Dalessandro
Social Work assistant professor says learn technology first so you can focus on teaching.
Students may face discipline for not following pandemic rules
Pitt developing app to help with contact tracing, Faculty Affairs committee told.
Three hotels leased by Pitt will be exclusively for students
Two Residence Inns and Wyndham will operate the same as on-campus housing.
COVID updates: Pitt joins Operation Warp Speed and adds Medical Response Team
Regional campuses postpone fall sports; Gallagher joins other leaders in supporting Gov. Wolf.
990 report for 2018-19 shows increases in endowment and salaries
Narduzzi tops list again, but fired coaches Stallings and McConnell-Serio got big payments.
Bush Institute ranks Pitt 18th for creating impact through innovation
Facher says getting national recognition helps give attention to Innovation Institute’s work.
DeJong tells Staff Council most Pitt buildings will be open in fall
HR says 60 of 840 eligible employees have already requested early retirement papers.
Capital projects limited mostly to infrastructure needs
Work on Bigelow Boulevard, Scaife Hall and Hillman Library will continue, despite severe budget cuts.
Office hours and academic advising can be online or in-person
Faculty or staff who choose to meet on campus must still provide a remote option.
More than 25,000 courses have been transferred to Canvas
Teaching center and IT busy helping departments with tips and tutoring for fall classes.
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.
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