The Pitt News

Pitt adds 10 new COVID-19 cases since Monday
Pitt adds 10 new COVID-19 cases since Monday
By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor • October 23, 2020
Pitt added 10 new COVID-19 cases, composed of eight students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday.
The Pitt Panthers return home to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Heinz Field on Saturday.
Preview: Panthers will shock unbeaten Irish
By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer • October 23, 2020
After losing three straight games, Pitt desperately needs a turnaround win. Staff writer Tyler Mathes thinks they’ll get that victory this week against No. 3 Notre Dame. Find out why here:
Nissim Black performed and answered student questions at a Zoom event hosted by Pitt Program Council Thursday night.
Nissim Black discusses Jewish faith, power of music at virtual event
By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor • October 23, 2020
Black, a self-identified African American Hasidic Jew, delivered live renditions of his songs and discussed his early experiences in the music industry and his exploration of religion.
“Bound in the Bond of Life” is an anthology co-edited by Eric Lidji, an archivist from the Rauh Jewish Archives, and Beth Kissileff, an author and member of the New Light congregation.
‘A renewal of grief’: New book shares local reflections on Tree of Life massacre
By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer
“In Squirrel Hill, you are always someone’s granddaughter or grandson, son or daughter, mother or father, cousin, coworker, doctor, neighbor or friend,” Eric Lidji reads to the audience.
Pitt alumnus Ferdinand Metz currently serves as the president of the Culinary Institute of America.
Q&A: Alumni Association award winner Ferdinand Metz on America’s culinary landscape
By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer
This homecoming week, the Alumni Association is recognizing Metz for his combination of experience and education. Since graduating from Pitt, Metz has built a career that incorporates his business education with his passion for food.
Pitt’s African American Alumni Council and the University administration held a town hall Thursday night via Zoom.
‘They wanted to be seen’: African American Alumni Council discusses BAS demands, racial justice efforts
By Punya Bhasin and Rebecca Johnson October 23, 2020
Nearly 50 years after the Black Action Society’s famous Cathedral of Learning sit-in to demand campus reforms, Nicole Parks said Thursday it’s “sad” that BAS and 17 other Black student organizations were forced to make similar demands this summer.


Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
October 13, 2020

What’s the Big Idea? What better month to show that innovation and entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be scary than October. The...

There will be record voter turnout this year. Vote early!
There will be record voter turnout this year. Vote early!
September 30, 2020

This is a sponsored letter from VoteAmerica - a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to increasing student voter turnout.   Hello,   I’m...

The first Panthers Forward cohort will see an average 20 percent reduction in their student federal loan debt through the innovative new program. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsored: Panthers Forward Applications Open Now
September 2, 2020

Full time students on the Pittsburgh campus, who graduate in 2021 and received federal student loans to fund their senior year are eligible to...

Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.
Opinion | Support your local record stores
By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist • October 23, 2020
October 24th is Record Store Day.
The University of Pittsburgh had a designated self-care day on Oct. 14 for students.
Editorial | Top 10 things we did on Self-Care Day
By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 22, 2020
Here are the top 10 things we did on Student Self-Care Day. You can infer for yourself whether or not there was any care involved.
Opinion | PWI homecoming has nothing on HBCU homecomings
Opinion | PWI homecoming has nothing on HBCU homecomings
By Ajani Powell, For The Pitt News • October 21, 2020
Homecoming at HBCUs welcomes back those who have completed their ancestors' wildest dreams and gives motivation to those still on their journey.
World Series Preview: Talented Dodgers to prevail over outmatched Rays

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer
October 20, 2020

The series will turn out competitive, but the Dodgers will win in six games.

Oakland to Oregon: Pitt fans replicate tailgates from home

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer
October 20, 2020

With social distancing guidelines in place, Pitt fans are getting creative with their game day festivities.

Column | Pitt boasts decorated Mount Rushmore of hometown heroes

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer
October 20, 2020

Throughout its decorated athletic history, Pitt has produced numerous phenomenal athletes. The greater Pittsburgh area has also been home to some of the greatest high school athletes of all time. While it is always fulfilling to see former Panther athletes succeed at the professional level, it is perhaps even more special to see homegrown talent shine at Pitt.

HoCo self-promo: ‘Spirit of Pitt’ candidates promote themselves online
HoCo self-promo: ‘Spirit of Pitt’ candidates promote themselves online
By Julianna Poljak, For The Pitt News • October 20, 2020
It’s not often that you see South Oakland’s very own Frenchi’s Deli posting about Pitt’s homecoming candidates on their Instagram.
“Time,” an Amazon Prime documentary directed by Garrett Bradley, was released Friday.
Review: ‘Time’ tells love story challenged by mass incarceration
By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer • October 19, 2020
The documentary, released Friday on Amazon Prime, follows Sibil Fox Richardson, a Black abolitionist, wife and mother of six as she fights to get her husband, Rob, released from prison.
The Oxford quartet Glass Animals put on a live show through a custom-built livestreaming platform on Thursday.
Review: ‘Glass Animals: Live In The Internet’ tries its best to replace in-person concerts
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer • October 19, 2020
The Oxford quartet Glass Animals attempted to create the experience of a live show through a custom-built livestreaming platform last Thursday.
Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Highland Park

By Nick Suarez, Staff Writer
October 23, 2020

Between the neighborhood of the same name and the Allegheny River, Highland Park lies a little further afield for the average Pitt student than the other parks we’ve visited.

College Compass | Why everyone should take a Pitt workout class

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer
October 19, 2020

Global pandemics change people — and after a few months of complete stagnancy, fitness became a necessary inclusion in my daily life for both my mental and physical health.

The Pitt Prescription | Exploring vaccines’ roles in keeping students safe

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer
October 18, 2020

It is particularly important to be up to date on immunizations this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic occurring simultaneously with cold and flu season.

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist
October 21, 2020

In a global pandemic, coming or going anywhere is difficult. But that isn’t stopping Pitt’s Alumni Association from planning a new and inventive homecoming that has been modernized for 2020, in every way possible. This year’s Stay at Home-Coming will be held entirely virtually, featuring a series of online concerts, lectures, award ceremonies, at-home tailgates, pregame shows and spirit contests. Beyond transforming the nature of homecoming itself, the Alumni Association has also modernized...

Photos: Bigelow construction continues into fourth phase

By Wu Caiyi, Senior Staff Photographer
October 19, 2020

[Read: Bigelow to partially reopen as construction moves into fourth phase]   Parts of Bigelow Boulevard will reopen Saturday as the University’s massive construction project moves into its fourth and final stage of construction. While the road itself will remain closed to cars, surrounding areas will open for pedestrians.

By Rebecca Johnson, Jon Moss
October 19, 2020

California-based Christian musician Sean Feucht hosted a worship service Sunday evening at Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill that drew about 200 people. Few attendees of the “Let Us Worship” outdoor concert wore masks or were socially distanced. Feucht, a controversial Christian pastor and activist, has been holding large gatherings across the country despite COVID-19 guidelines. This rally comes the night before Pitt’s Monday move to the Guarded Risk posture — the lowest level of the University’s...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper