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Pitt announced Thursday that Jeffer Choudhry will serve as the University’s new chief investment officer.
Pitt names Jeffer Choudhry as new chief investment officer
By Martha Layne, News Editor • January 20, 2022
Pitt announced Thursday that Jeffer Choudhry will serve as the University’s new chief investment officer, responsible for managing the roughly $5.6-billion Consolidated Endowment Fund.
A Pitt student wears a mask.
Pitt to provide N95 or equivalent masks starting Monday
By Martha Layne, News Editor • January 20, 2022
Pitt announced Thursday afternoon that N95 or equivalent respirators will be available at concierge entrances to buildings beginning Monday.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.
Gas repairs underway after Bruce Hall, WPU evacuations
By Martha Layne and Jon Moss January 20, 2022
People’s Gas is working to repair a gas line in the center of Pitt’s campus after the smell of gas was detected Thursday morning in Bruce Hall, Pitt officials said.
The University Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.
Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review revival gives undergraduate researchers visibility
By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer
The newly revived Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review journal is giving Pitt students a chance to showcase their work as in-person research gets back into full swing.
A Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences sign sits in the Cathedral of Learning in 2017.
Navigating humanities gen-eds in the Dietrich school
By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences gives its students a “liberal arts education,” which is the reason behind all your gen-eds. There are ways to choose your gen-eds strategically, so you can both learn and have fun.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.
Pitt adds 487 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 12
By Martha Layne, News Editor • January 20, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 352 students and 135 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 12 to 18.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.
Pitt adds 487 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 12
By Martha Layne, News Editor • January 20, 2022
Clyde Wilson Pickett is Pitt’s vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion.
‘Getting things right’: Clyde Wilson Pickett reflects on past year
By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer • January 19, 2022
A COVID-19 test from 2020.
Students find problems with added COVID-19 testing, move-in procedures
By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer • January 18, 2022
The YouTube app is shown on an iPad.
Opinion | Instead of entertaining your baby, your baby is entertaining us
By Anita Bengert, For The Pitt News
Satire | Celebrity death fanfiction is dumb and bad. Stop it.
Satire | Celebrity death fanfiction is dumb and bad. Stop it.
By Paige Wasserman, For The Pitt News
Opinion | You know what tastes better than Starbucks? Unionization.
Opinion | You know what tastes better than Starbucks? Unionization.
By Grace DeLallo, Assistant Opinions Editor


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The Black Action Society and the African American Alumni Council hosted a virtual commemoration on Sunday of the BAS 1969 computer center takeover.
BAS, AAAC commemorate 1969 computer center takeover with virtual sit-in
By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor • January 18, 2022
Pitt to launch new public health undergraduate degree
Pitt to launch new public health undergraduate degree
By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor • January 18, 2022
A Port Authority bus drives down a snowy Fifth Avenue on Monday afternoon.
Photos: Scenes from the snow
By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer • January 17, 2022
The University Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.
Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review revival gives undergraduate researchers visibility
By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer • January 19, 2022
A 2021 TikTok video from the US equestrian team highlights several of the teams jumps.
Best TikTok accounts, trends of 2021
By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor • January 12, 2022
The YouTube app is shown on an iPad.
Opinion | Instead of entertaining your baby, your baby is entertaining us
By Anita Bengert, For The Pitt News • January 19, 2022
Sports Podcast | Spring Sports
Sports Podcast | Spring Sports
By Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes January 18, 2022
Kickin’ the Bucket | Back to basics: Decomposition
Kickin’ the Bucket | Back to basics: Decomposition
By Millicent Watt, Contributing Editor • January 13, 2022

Senior guard Jayla Everett (20) takes a shot during the Pitt women’s basketball game vs. Boston College on Jan. 13.
Column | Panthers’ slide is product of costly turnovers, excessive substitutions
By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer • January 18, 2022
Pitt wrestler James Lledo prepares to face Arizona State wrestler Zane Coleman.
Photos: Wrestling vs. Arizona State
By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer • January 16, 2022
A Port Authority bus drives down a snowy Fifth Avenue on Monday afternoon.
Photos: Scenes from the snow
By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer • January 17, 2022
Pitt wrestler James Lledo prepares to face Arizona State wrestler Zane Coleman.
Photos: Wrestling vs. Arizona State
By Joy Cao, Senior Staff Photographer • January 16, 2022
Senior guard Onyebuchi Ezeakudo (31) with the ball at Saturday afternoons game against Louisville.
Photos: Men's basketball vs. Louisville
By Lucas Zheng, Staff Photographer • January 15, 2022

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