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Pitt welcomes largest incoming class at convocation ceremony

By Jessie Wallace / For The Pitt News

August 30, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Administration, Campus, News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher kicked off a 200-year-old commencement ceremony with a selfie. During the 2015 New Student Convocation, which began at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the Petersen Events Center, Gallagher snapped a selfie that included the more than 6,000 students, parents and faculty present i...

Pending legislation could broaden LGBT rights in Pennsylvania

Pending legislation could broaden LGBT rights in Pennsylvania

By Mark Pesto / Senior Staff Writer

August 30, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, City, National News, News

LGBT rights could soon take another leap forward in Pennsylvania — once state legislators introduce an amendment to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Shortly after the Supreme Court’s landmark same-sex marriage ruling in June, Pennsylvania State Representative Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) told The Pitt Ne...

Pitt reopens David Lawrence Hall after renovations

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, Administration, Campus, News

Students who have classes in David Lawrence Hall this semester will get to breathe in that new-classroom smell. The building, which has been under construction since May 2014 and cost more than $7 million, opened to the public at an open house that ran from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Changes...

Las Palmas hit with another round of health code violations

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

August 30, 2015


Filed under 3. Breaking, City, Health, News

For the second time this summer, the Allegheny County Health Department has issued a consumer alert for Las Palmas in Oakland after the restaurant violated health codes Thursday. Las Palmas, the Mexican grocery store and food stand located on Atwood Street, faces three high, three medium, and six l...

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