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Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers
Context: June Board of Trustees meeting
City to start neighborhood planning process in Oakland

Pitt student found guilty in fatal fall 2018 car collision

A 23-year old Pitt social work student was found guilty Wednesday of killing a young woman last fall while driving under the influence.

Milling, paving operations to affect Oakland traffic

PennDOT District 11 announced in a press release Thursday that milling and paving operations on Forbes will reduce the length of the avenue running between Craft Avenue and South Craig Street to a single lane of traffic.

Activists call for independent audit of troubled U. S. Steel plant

Activists with Pittsburgh’s Breathe Project met outside the U.S. Steel Tower Tuesday afternoon and declared “enough is enough,” calling for an independent audit of U.S. Steel’s troubled Clairton Coke Works plant.

House passes Pitt funding bill by 167-34 vote
New Pitt spending policy increases support for financial aid
Pitt to get 2% state funding increase; House Republicans file amendment to avert fetal tissue research


Elizabeth Martinson

Producer and Pitt lecturer Carl Kurlander worked with Pittsburgh-based filmmakers Tjardus Greidanus and Laura Davis to create a documentary about Dr. Thomas Starzl and his groundbreaking work on liver transplantation. The documentary, called “Burden of Genius,” has been playing at venues around the country, but held its Pittsburgh premiere at the Carnegie Science Center last week. Many of the screenings also included post-show discussions with local experts, some of whom appeared in the film.

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April 22, 2019

Editorial | This is the real border crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
12:03 am

Democrats and Republicans need to throw their ideological differences away in order to ensure that people arriving at the border are, at the very least, being treated humanely.

Opinion | A leftist push won’t help Democrats

By Michael Clifford, For The Pitt News
June 25, 2019

There is still room for a moderate to take the nomination and defeat Trump.

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

By Pitt News Editorial Board
June 18, 2019

We place trust in these politicians to protect us, and their refusal to acknowledge the health and environmental violations is doing the opposite.

No, Nadal won’t beat Federer at Wimbledon

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer
June 25, 2019

No man has ever beaten Rafael Nadal in a French Open final. And after he secured an unprecedented 12th title on the Parisian red clay two weeks ago, it’s hard to believe anyone ever will.

Pitt football training center renamed for Aaron Donald

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor
June 25, 2019

The ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex at the South Side practice facility is now officially the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center.”

Point-Counterpoint: It’s time for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer
June 19, 2019

The issue of the gender pay gap has followed the women’s national team for decades.

‘Toy Story 4’ entertains young and young at heart

By Sara Nuss, Staff Writer
June 25, 2019

“Toy Story” has filled the imagination of children with the fantasy of toys coming to life with the famous Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang since 1995.

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Third Thursday: Block Party event connects Wilkinsburg artists

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News
June 25, 2019

A usual visit to a museum might include viewing famous paintings, standing feet away from casts of ancient sculptures and maybe visiting the gift shop on the way out.

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Seth Meyers brings ‘Late Night’ comedy to Homestead

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer
June 18, 2019

As the host of the fourth iteration of Late Night on NBC and a former Saturday Night Live cast member, Seth Meyers has spent a good amount of time in New York City. But the comedian found some time Friday to visit his “ancestral home” of Pittsburgh, hosting back-to-back stand-up shows in Homestead.

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Movie Blog: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers
12:48 am

When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.

Movie blog: Curse of the video game adaptation

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer
June 5, 2019

Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” turned the villain of the video game series it was based on, Bowser, from a vicious fire-breathing turtle into a grotesque human-lizard half-breed with cornrows, while the loveable dinosaur...

Unconventional options after graduation

By Anna Bongardino, Digital Manager
April 17, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. We’ve all heard the dreaded, anxiety-inducing question. It’s the favorite conversation topic of every well-meaning family member you have, at every family gathering in the year or two before you graduate from college.   “What are you doing after graduation?”   They often pose the question with...

Gallery: Pittsburgh Pride

By Thomas Yang, Visual Editor | June 11, 2019

Gallery: Allegheny Avians

By Thomas Yang, Visual Editor | May 21, 2019

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