Campus News

Two signs in the grass reminding students about the Power of Pitt, with a student in a face mask walking past
The changes came after the University’s team of medical experts assessed a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases among students over the weekend and aim to reduce the spread of the virus when students interact with families and loved ones at the end of the term.
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Enrollment for spring 2021 is underway and the University is improving and evolving its full plan to allow students and faculty to structure their semesters based on how and when they would like to engage in each of their classes.
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With the big day behind the nation and bigger questions ahead, Pitt experts shared their thoughts on how the process unfolded, what citizens should expect in coming days and how to make a positive impact no matter the outcome.
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Anxious about the election and need a break? Pittwire has your back: Goats on slopes, a LEGO Cathedral, service puppies and other lighthearted stories from the archives that have nothing at all to do with politics.
Maureen Lichtveld wearing a red blazer
Maureen Lichtveld joins Pitt from Tulane University and has nearly 40 years of experience in environmental public health. Her start date is set for early January 2021.
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Child development and nutrition experts share advice for making sure this strange Halloween is still a fun one for kids.
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Along with members of the Association of American Universities, Pitt submitted comments opposing a new Department of Homeland Security rule that would change visa requirements for international students.
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The late playwright and Pittsburgh native is best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle—10 plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All 10 of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
A person in yellow Pitt gear raises their hands in front of a band
Move over hoodies and hats—face coverings are the newest trend as a team spirit accessory. A reduced crowd of 5,500 socially distanced fans were welcomed to Heinz Field for Pitt’s homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 24. Take a look at the photos from the event.
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Think of them as your friendly neighborhood Panther pals: The Off-Campus Safety Ambassadors share information and resources with students living in off-campus housing to help keep the entire Oakland community safe.