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The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Health Sciences Diversity hosted a town hall  titled “Vigilantism and White Supremacy: The Power of the Courts to Defend and Disrupt on Thursday afternoon.
‘Struggle for racial justice’: Town hall discusses vigilantism, white supremacy
By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor • January 21, 2022
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Health Sciences Diversity hosted a town hall titled “Vigilantism and White Supremacy: The Power of the Courts to Defend and Disrupt on Thursday afternoon to discuss white supremacy and vigilantism.
Pitt junior guard Destiny Strother (31) prepares to shoot at a game against North Carolina State University at Petersen Events Center on Dec. 10, 2021.
Panthers come up short on the road, fall to Hokies 75-65
By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer • January 21, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball (10-8, 1-6 ACC) traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia on Thursday and came up short against Virginia Tech (14-4, 6-1 ACC), falling to the Hokies 75-65.
DeSoto Street in Oakland.
Family of student killed by Port Authority bus will receive $500k settlement
By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor • January 21, 2022
The family of Barbara Como, a Pitt student who was fatally struck by a Port Authority bus in 2020, will receive a $500,000 settlement from Port Authority.
Pitt professor Ally Bove on the set of Jeopardy.
Pitt professor Ally Bove reflects on ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance
By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer
‘Jeopardy,’ the iconic American game show that highlights contestants’ skills and knowledge in trivia, featured a proud Panther last Wednesday when Ally Bove joined the stage to compete.
Mariko Turk is a Pitt alumna and author.
Q&A: Pitt alumna Mariko Turk discusses writing, publishing
By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer
Mariko Turk, an up-and-coming young adult author and Pitt alumna, released her debut novel “The Other Side of Perfect” last May. Turk talked with The Pitt News about how her experience at Pitt led her to a career writing YA.
Two technology glitches occurred after Pitt disbursed financial aid on Jan. 1, leaving more than 2,400 students with incorrect financial aid packages at the beginning of the semester.
‘The money just disappeared’: Financial aid glitches leave thousands of students scrambling
By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer • January 21, 2022
When Will Hayden checked his Pitt email last Thursday, he thought he was $5,000 richer.
VIDEO: Omicron and the new semester
January 20, 2022
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
A Pitt student wears a mask.
Pitt to provide N95 or equivalent masks starting Monday
By Martha Layne, News Editor • January 20, 2022
The United States government website COVIDTests.gov displayed on a computer screen in Walpole, Massachusetts, on Wednesday.
Editorial | The government’s COVID-19 testing website needs to be more efficient
By The Pitt News Editorial Board
Opinion | Keep your camera on during Zoom lessons
Opinion | Keep your camera on during Zoom lessons
By Harsh Hiwase, For The Pitt News
Opinion | Dissecting SpongeBob as an anti-capitalist narrative
Opinion | Dissecting SpongeBob as an anti-capitalist narrative
By Sarah Liez, Staff Columnist


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Two technology glitches occurred after Pitt disbursed financial aid on Jan. 1, leaving more than 2,400 students with incorrect financial aid packages at the beginning of the semester.
‘The money just disappeared’: Financial aid glitches leave thousands of students scrambling
By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer • January 21, 2022
Mariko Turk is a Pitt alumna and author.
Q&A: Pitt alumna Mariko Turk discusses writing, publishing
By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer • January 21, 2022
The United States government website COVIDTests.gov displayed on a computer screen in Walpole, Massachusetts, on Wednesday.
Editorial | The government’s COVID-19 testing website needs to be more efficient
By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 21, 2022
Opinion | Keep your camera on during Zoom lessons
Opinion | Keep your camera on during Zoom lessons
By Harsh Hiwase, For The Pitt News • January 21, 2022
Weekend Watchlist | Period Pieces
Weekend Watchlist | Period Pieces
By The Pitt News Staff January 20, 2022

Pitt graduate forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15) makes a difficult layup during the Pitt men’s basketball exhibition game against Gannon on Nov. 1.
Gueye’s emergence gives Pitt men’s basketball a ‘different look’
By Kyle Saxon, Senior 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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