The Plan for Pitt: Build Foundational Strength

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A multi-million-dollar, anonymous bequest will benefit underrepresented students at the Swanson School of Engineering.
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Nothing could have prepared the Class of 2020 for what was about to happen as graduation neared. Read how one new alumna took advantage of University resources to navigate her job search.
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The University paused work on the strategic plan to take time to address racial equity and justice during the pandemic. The process has now resumed with opportunities for input from campus stakeholders.
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Tomorrow’s Student Self-Care Day marks a day off from classes for students to take a break and focus on the key life skill of self-care. See what programming Pitt has in store—ranging from a workout with the Steelers to a conversation about how fighting for social justice can help one’s own well-being—beginning tonight at 8:30.
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Lifelong baseball fan and Pitt operating engineer Mike Pawlowski recently facilitated a re-shoot of the famous Forbes Field photo for the Pirates’ celebration of the Oct. 13, 1960, Game 7 win.
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Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and Chief Financial Officer—and this year’s campaign chair—discussed public health, economic and racial justice crises the nation is facing with Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Pitt roommates Melanie Dong and Sophie Becker ere close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, so they quarantined in their residence hall room. They want their peers to know it’s less intimidating than you might think—and the snacks are plentiful.
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The week is a re-imagined, weeklong event combining the annual Make a Difference Day and Day of Caring, and is an opportunity to “discover your pathway” in civic engagement.
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The University’s annual United Way campaign will feature new ways to engage—remotely and virtually.
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At the Sept. 25, 2020, meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on the last fiscal year and highlighted ways the Pitt community came together to keep the University’s mission alive.