The Pitt News wins five collegiate journalism awards

"High Achiever" earned a Certificate of Merit. | Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor
By The Pitt News Staff 1 week ago

The Pitt News received five Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for stories published from Nov. 2, 2013 through Oct. 10, 2014. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded The Pitt News a second place Gold Circle Award in photography, and four Certificates of Merit in both reporting and photography. Former visual editor Theo […]

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Communication breakdown: Finkelstein’s fury

By Mark Pesto / Senior Staff Writer 2 weeks ago

What Pitt says was a miscommunication with a middleman has shrouded the University’s first-ever National Security Symposium in controversy. Norman Finkelstein, a popular but contentious expert on the Israel-Palestine conflict, was scheduled to speak today at the symposium, an event sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Studies. But last Wednesday, Sept. 16, […]

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Dave and Andy’s sign vandalized

By Elizabeth Lepro / Asst. News Editor 2 weeks ago

An unidentified person has graffitied Dave and Andy’s iconic ice cream cone sign. Employees first noticed a purple peace sign, a smiley face and a heart on the white space underneath the words “Dave and Andy’s”  on the sign hanging outside the building Wednesday evening. The markings are similar to those made by the graffiti […]

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Shots fired in North Oakland late Tuesday night

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor 2 weeks ago

Pittsburgh police have said shots were fired in North Oakland late on Tuesday. At approximately 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22,  officers responded to a call after shots were fired at the 300 block of North Craig Street, according to a public safety release. When zone four officers arrived at the scene, police found blood and […]

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Student home targeted in armed robbery

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor 2 weeks ago

An unidentified man held a student at gunpoint late Tuesday night in his home on McKee Place, stealing televisions and other electronics before fleeing the scene. According to a 911 dispatcher, police received a call at 10:36 p.m. to 355 McKee Place in Oakland. Joe Roesinger said he was in his living room when a […]

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Signed, sealed, registered: Pitt students register to vote online

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By Alex Leighton / Staff Writer 2 weeks ago

As the 2016 presidential primaries loom closer, an on-campus political event looked beyond party affiliations to ensure students will get out and vote. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., roughly 150 students registered to vote at Pitt’s National Voter Registration Day. Pitt College Democrats, Pi Sigma Alpha and Black Action Society sponsored the event […]

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Making Oakland accessible: Pitt hosts lecture on struggles for people with disabilities

Students learn about daily difficulties that plague people with disabilities at lecture on Tuesday. | Amy Beaudine / Staff Photographer
By Amy Beaudine / Staff Writer 2 weeks ago

A ride on the bus, a night out to dinner, a sexual encounter — while these things might seem mundane, Pitt students learned how difficult they can be for people with disabilities on Tuesday night. Pitt’s gender, sexuality and women’s studies program hosted “All of me … All the time: An Honest Conversation on Gender, […]

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Filling Seats

Students listen to Student Government Board meeting as they talk about the new internship opportunity. | Amy Beaudine / Staff Photographer
By Lauren Wilson / Staff Writer 2 weeks ago

Three weeks into the fall semester, Pitt’s Student Government Board is in the business of filling seats — including a few spots for interns. At its weekly public meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, SGB announced it is reopening its internship program. SGB last had interns in 2011, though President Nasreen Harun said she didn’t know why […]

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Pitt releases sexual assault survey results

Emily Hower / Layout Editor
By Elizabeth Lepro, Lauren Rosenblatt, Dale Shoemaker / The Pitt News Staff 2 weeks ago

When it comes to sexual misconduct on Pitt’s campus, students are afraid to step in, seek help and file reports, according to a survey of the University’s sexual climate. The results of the 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, which Pitt released Monday, showed that female students and transgender or non-gender […]

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Employers plan to scout students at Career Fair

Employer greets interested student at last year's career fair. 
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By Imaz Athar / For The Pitt News 2 weeks ago

This Thursday, Pitt students will fill the Pete for a different kind of workout, sporting their dress shoes instead of sneakers. The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will host its annual Fall Career Fair on Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center. More than 200 national and […]

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