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Pitt offers new practice spaces after Posvar ban

Pitt offers new practice spaces after Posvar ban

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

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Pitt offered several student dance groups new practice spaces this week following outcry over a letter sent out last Friday banning them from practicing in Posvar Hall.

Pitt teaches Fairleigh Dickinson a lesson on School Day, 69-60

Pitt teaches Fairleigh Dickinson a lesson on School Day, 69-60

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Pitt didn’t let the thousands of school children who filled the stands as part of the team’s annual School Day down, beating Fairleigh Dickinson behind 17 points from Aysia Bugg.

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

For grad student Heather Tomko, the fight for accessibility comes down to daily tasks, such as getting coffee, that can be impossible for some with disabilities.

Better know a non-conference opponent: Monmouth

Better know a non-conference opponent: Monmouth

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

On Monday night, Pitt men’s basketball will welcome the Monmouth University Hawks for their fourth non-conference game of the season, hoping to move their winning percentage back above .500. But outside the lines, there’s a lot to know about the Hawks, whose influence stretches from inches beyond the court all the way to the White House.

Second lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman leads Homewood Community Cafe

Second lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman leads Homewood Community Cafe

By Jessica Steinberg, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

As an immigrant who married the mayor of Braddock — now Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman — and went on to start numerous organizations to help out those who are facing need or injustice, Fetterman has no shortage of stories to tell.

Studying abroad, students create homes away from home

Studying abroad, students create homes away from home

By Claudia Huggins, For The Pitt News

November 14, 2019

Students have a number of different housing options when they study abroad, depending on the program.

Panthers spoil RMU stadium opening in 71-57 win

Panthers spoil RMU stadium opening in 71-57 win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The Panthers played spoiler to the introduction of their host’s new facility, beating RMU 71-57 to earn their first true road win since February 2017.

Pitt researcher helps discover smallest known black hole

Pitt researcher helps discover smallest known black hole

By Alexander Hanna, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Pitt professor Carlos Badenes co-authored a new paper about the discovery of the smallest known black hole.

PNC-hosted panel examines children and mental health

PNC-hosted panel examines children and mental health

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

PNC and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presented a panel at Heinz Field Thursday night called Mental Health: Helping Our Kids Find the Light.

Vlogger David Dobrik brings YouTube to the WPU

Vlogger David Dobrik brings YouTube to the WPU

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

November 7, 2019

A packed room of excited students cheered and applauded as a 23-year-old man in a Pitt sweatshirt and baseball cap emerged from a back door. While he looked the part, he wasn’t another regular Pitt student — this was David Dobrik, one of the most recognizable people on the internet.

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