The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

a blue tinted photo of a person wearing a Pitt branded mask. Text overlaid says "We have the power to fight this disease and show the world the power of Pitt"
Yes, it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice. With cases in the region rising and students preparing to leave Pitt campuses before Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to know about reinfection and spread.
A man BASE jumping through a natural rock arch
Veteran Tristan Wimmer (BUS ’20G) BASE jumped 22 times in one day to raise awareness of the estimated 22 veterans who die by suicide each day. He’s spending this Veterans Day in the Utah desert with a fellow veteran who is duplicating his feat.
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Many careers today require more tech skills than ever. Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District has launched multiple initiatives for school-aged students and adults to boost science and tech literacy in the city.
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.
Three Pittsburgh houses with the Cathedral of Learning in the background
A first-of-its kind partnership aims to bridge the digital divide by providing high-speed internet to local school students in need. Pitt’s contribution: A powerful beam transmitted from atop the Cathedral of Learning.
A person in a face mask and blue shirt leans against a pile of boxes
Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations, in collaboration with dining services provider Compass, food services distributor Sysco and community partners, recently delivered 5,000 USDA meal kits to Pittsburgh neighbors in six distributions near campus.
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Ashley Thompson and Spencer Sutter collected ballots from hospitalized patients at UPMC Mercy on Election Day to make sure that everyone who could vote did.
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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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Election Day 2020 is sure to be one for the history books. Pittwire asked a handful of students and faculty: What are you doing on Nov. 3?