The Pitt News

Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year

Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

After its last meeting in September 2018, where a draft version of the campus master plan was released, Pitt’s Board of Trustees tackled issues such as rising tuition and financial aid facing the University at its Friday meeting in the William Pitt Union. The Board did not vote on any decisions...

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

Today is the Pitt Board of Trustees' February meeting. Here's what to look for.

Sodexo offers culturally diverse meals

Sodexo offers culturally diverse meals

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

According to Sodexo district manager Abdou Cole, Sodexo made the move to represent different cultures as accurately as possible after listening to the demands of students.

“Grateful, thankful, overwhelmed”: Brown wins SGB presidency

“Grateful, thankful, overwhelmed”: Brown wins SGB presidency

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

February 20, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Student Government

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday.

Your guide to today’s SGB election

Your guide to today’s SGB election

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Student Government

Brush up on these candidates' platforms and then head over to elections.pitt.edu to vote.

Hillman exhibit showcases stories of Ferguson

Hillman exhibit showcases stories of Ferguson

By Nithil Harris Manimaran, For The Pitt News

February 18, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

For the month of February, Hillman Library will be home to the Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, an exhibit commemorating the events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri.

Pitt snaps 18-game ACC losing streak in 91-78 win over UNC

Pitt snaps 18-game ACC losing streak in 91-78 win over UNC

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Panthers finally got their first ACC win of the season over UNC, ending an 18-game ACC losing streak dating back to Feb. 1, 2018.

LGBTQ+ representation through flags

LGBTQ+ representation through flags

By Joanna Li, News Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Uncategorized

  The iconic, instantly recognizable rainbow flag featured on this year’s Sex Edition cover isn’t the only flag members of the LGBTQ+ community rally around. Since the late artist Gilbert Baker first flew the rainbow flag in 1978, countless other activists and artists have created id...

Pitt students to face tuition hike, Commonwealth funding unclear

Pitt students to face tuition hike, Commonwealth funding unclear

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Pitt students will face an average of tuition hike of four percent next year, even with additional funding from the commonwealth.

Brown, Tanjaya debate for SGB presidency

Brown, Tanjaya debate for SGB presidency

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News, Student Government

On Monday night, presidential candidates Albert Tanjaya and Zechariah Brown faced off in a debate for the position. Moderated by Matt Stalford, head writer and host of the Bully PulPitt and Christian Snyder, editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, the two candidates discussed issues ranging from student facilities to administrative policies.

State officials attempt to avert UPMC, Highmark breakup

State officials attempt to avert UPMC, Highmark breakup

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News, UPMC

UPMC and Highmark have a long history of conflict, and this came to a head when UPMC refused to sign a consent decree in late 2018 that would allow Highmark insurance to be used at UPMC hospitals.

Slates present platforms at “Meet the Candidates” event

Slates present platforms at “Meet the Candidates” event

By Stefan Bordeianu, For The Pitt News

February 8, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News, Student Government

To prepare for its Feb. 19 election, Student Government Board hosted a “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday evening with Pitt Tonight host Andrew Dow. At the event, held in the William Pitt Union, the two presidential candidates and 10 board candidates introduced themselves and their reasons for running to the public — though most of the 30 or so people who attended were already affiliated with the board.

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports

Pitt’s Women’s Basketball team will be playing in its 12th annual Pink the Petersen game this Sunday against Miami. While this game always holds special meaning for coaches, players and survivors, this year it hits especially close to home for members of Pitt’s team.

Pitt faculty see future in union

Pitt faculty see future in union

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

To most passersby, the fliers, posters and comics adorning the office doors in the narrow corridors on the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning blend in with the rest of campus. But for Tyler McAndrew, a visiting lecturer in the English department and prominent faculty union organizer, the posters th...

Las Palmas remains open after several health inspections

Las Palmas remains open after several health inspections

By Joanna Li, News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

After at least three visits from the Allegheny County Health Department since it was ordered to close Jan. 24, Las Palmas #2, the Oakland location of the Mexican grocery and restaurant, was reinspected Feb. 5 and permitted to remain open.

Pitt introduces new housing option

Pitt introduces new housing option

By Joanna Li, News Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Beginning this August, students will have another off-campus housing option. Last week, Pitt approved a three-year lease for up to 230 students to be housed in 87 apartments inside The Bridge on Forbes, a new upscale apartment complex that is still under construction in West Oakland.

Pitt students search for aerospace program

Pitt students search for aerospace program

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

From Air Force ROTC cadets to Swanson engineers, many Pitt students yearn for a solid aerospace program that can prepare them for future careers in the United States Air Force and other related aerospace fields.

Students see “Eye to Eye” with mentors

Students see “Eye to Eye” with mentors

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News

Eye to Eye is a national organization that works to combat this stigma and provide resources to children with ADHD and learning disabilities.

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration at Pitt, according to the Student Affairs website.

Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

Super Bowl Scoop: Covering America’s Greatest Spectacle from the beat writers who’ve been there

By Ben Bobeck, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

If it weren’t for journalists, most people would have no idea what’s going on at the Super Bowl. But while they’re bringing you the news, their jobs aren’t always easy. The Pitt News spoke with some journalists to find out the scoop on covering the Super Bowl.

Pittsburgh braces for polar vortex, Pitt cancels Wednesday classes

Pittsburgh braces for polar vortex, Pitt cancels Wednesday classes

By The Pitt News Staff

January 30, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, News

Despite predicted wind chills as low as minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday — and a petition with more than 8,500 signatures demanding Pitt cancel classes — the University of Pittsburgh does not plan to close Wednesday, according to Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch.

Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

January 28, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

University spokesman Joe Miksch said the College Republicans were responsible for the fee, as “consistent with University guidelines,” but the University would waive it due to the high cost to the club.

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Legal expenses for sexual assault cases can often exceed $10,000, a prohibitively high cost for segments of the population that live paycheck-to-paycheck. One group is making it possible for Pennsylvanian survivors of sexual assault to get free legal help — particularly those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.

“Nailed it” host Nicole Byer performs at Pitt

“Nailed it” host Nicole Byer performs at Pitt

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

On Thursday night, Nicole Byer, host of Netflix show “Nailed It,” performed stand-up in front of a 300 member audience. Byer addressed issues from race to body image, gathering applause from the students alongside her stand-up opener, junior Kathryn Human.

Redhawk Coffee soars above competition

Redhawk Coffee soars above competition

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News

Considering the quality of its beverages, kindness of its staff and coziness of its atmosphere, there’s no question why students flock to Redhawk Coffee to enjoy some nest-level coffee.

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

Three of Jeff Capel’s most widely known recruits from the past year were the leading scorers in Tuesday night’s men’s basketball matchup versus No. 2 Duke.

Oakland Zoo remains caged in

Oakland Zoo remains caged in

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

Since its founding 18 years ago, the members of the Oakland Zoo have only stormed the court twice, both times at the Fitzgerald Field House. And it’s not because the athletic department won’t let them.

Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

By Stefan Bordeianu and Neena Hagen

January 19, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News, Top Stories

The third annual Pittsburgh Women’s March on Saturday drew a smaller crowd than last year, but thousands of marchers still showed up to advocate for a message of "building bridges."

Pitt faculty file for union election

Pitt faculty file for union election

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Top Stories

Faculty filed for a union election with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Friday, with the aim of forming a union that would cover more than 3,000 faculty across Pitt’s five campuses.

Pittsburgh prepares for “Stronger Than Hate” Women’s March

Pittsburgh prepares for “Stronger Than Hate” Women’s March

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Speakers at the third annual Pittsburgh Women’s March will include Dena Stanley, who heads the trans advocacy group Trans YOUniting, and Michelle Kenney, the mother of Antwon Rose Jr.

SGB closes in on election season

SGB closes in on election season

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News, Student Government

With just over a month left before Pitt students elect nine of their peers to the 2019-2020 Student Government Board, the list of candidates will soon be official. This year, candidates will be offered financial assistance to fulfill their campaign finances.

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

Black student organizations celebrate 50 years of pride, progress

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

During the height of the Civil Rights movement, in 1969, 40 members from Pitt’s newly minted Black Action Society shut themselves inside a Cathedral of Learning computer lab for seven hours to protest racial injustices on campus.

Pitt upsets No. 11 Florida State 75-62

Pitt upsets No. 11 Florida State 75-62

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

First-year Trey McGowens notched his second 30 point game of his career in Pitt’s upset over Florida State on Monday night.

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Uncategorized

The combination of the 2.25 percent increase in the chancellor’s salary — to a base salary of $550,000 — and the payout from his retention agreement will result in a salary of more than $1,000,000 for Chancellor Gallagher during the 2019 fiscal year.

Breaking: Pitt appoints counseling center director

Breaking: Pitt appoints counseling center director

By Brian Gentry and Christian Snyder

January 11, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Campus, Health, News

Pitt has been without a full-time director of the counseling center since the previous director was arrested in May 2018 on charges of possessing child pornography.

Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

By Stefan Bordeianu, For The Pitt News

January 10, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

The new Milk Shake Factory will open on Forbes Avenue in February, according to a vice president at the business. The price range for a milkshake is $5-7.

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

Pitt to discontinue women’s tennis program

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Athletic director Heather Lyke announced that Pitt will be discontinuing its women's tennis program after the upcoming spring season.

New class addresses anti-Semitism

New class addresses anti-Semitism

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

A new class called “Anti-Semitism Then and Now: Perspectives after Tree of Life” begins on Jan. 23. The series of lectures is hosted by the Jewish studies department, along with the history department, religious studies department and the European Studies Center.

Government shutdown slows university research

Government shutdown slows university research

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Tech Science, Uncategorized

The U.S. government shut down on Dec. 22, and research production at Pitt and other universities may slow down because of it.

Proposed gun legislation triggers protests

Proposed gun legislation triggers protests

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Several hundred gun rights supporters gathered at the City-County Building Monday to protest legislation that would restrict gun ownership in Pittsburgh.

Bio class assigned new professor after petition

Bio class assigned new professor after petition

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

At the end of the fall semesters, students in professor Peebles’ biology 1000 class created a petition claiming that the class was graded unfairly

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

Panthers come up short to Stanford in Sun Bowl, 14-13

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

Despite out-gaining its opponent in nearly every facet of the game, the Pitt football team fell to Stanford, 14-13, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl Monday afternoon, thus failing to crack .500 for the second straight season.

Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall

Body discovered on roof of Lothrop Hall

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

December 15, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Campus, City, Crime, News

A dead body was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall Saturday morning. Pitt Police and Pittsburgh Police officers were at the scene.

Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU

Pitt student hit by Port Authority bus near WPU

By Jon Moss, Senior Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

A female Pitt student was struck by a Port Authority bus near the William Pitt Union in Oakland at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Biology students petition against professor

Biology students petition against professor

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

As finals week approaches, over 30 students have signed a petition against Craig Peebles, a biology professor at Pitt. The petition cites that the two past exams in the class have been graded unfairly, and the students are asking that the course be further examined.

Leon Ford makes ‘A Seat at the Table’ for community

Leon Ford makes ‘A Seat at the Table’ for community

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

December 6, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Rather than speaking to a crowd from a pulpit, Leon Ford prefers to engage with his community by sitting among them to hear what they have to say.

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Crime, News, Student Government

After more than a month of trying to help Pittsburgh heal from the Tree of Life shooting, SGB has set its sights on making change in Washington.

LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Health, News

On Monday night at Hillman, some settled in for a long winter’s LNAP — the “Long Night Against Procrastination.”

Jewish students remember Tree of Life on Hanukkah

Jewish students remember Tree of Life on Hanukkah

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

The first night of Hanukkah began last night and Jewish students are celebrating while remembering the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting.

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

By Sid Lingala and Hannah Schneider

November 30, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, Health, News

The recent expansion in the DSM–5 of PTSD gives more insight into the general psychology of mass shooting survivors.

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski speaks to sold-out audience on campus

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Television

More than 200 students headed to the WPU Ballroom Wednesday night to listen to a lecture — and watch a cooking demonstration — from reality TV star Antoni Porowski.

Prince-Wright prospers in post-playing career

Prince-Wright prospers in post-playing career

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

Pitt became the place where former men's soccer player Joe Prince-Wright honed his true passion — journalism — as he earned a double-major in English writing and communication.

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

November 27, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, News

After 346 mass shootings in 2017, 321 have occurred so far in 2018 — and studies continue to show an increasing number of these incidents.

Forbes Street Market draws price competitions

Forbes Street Market draws price competitions

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Among different grocery store selections, the recently opened Forbes Street Market had some differences among prices. The Pitt News looks at these differences by comparing the newly opened store with other grocery stores near campus.

Home away from home: How international athletes celebrate Thanksgiving

Home away from home: How international athletes celebrate Thanksgiving

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports

International athletes on Pitt’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have learned to enjoy Thanksgiving, often spending the holiday with their team or going to a teammate’s house to celebrate.

Lawsuit alleges Pitt responsible for dropped criminal charges

Lawsuit alleges Pitt responsible for dropped criminal charges

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Campus, Crime, News

The owner of Garage Door Saloon says he is intending to prove Pitt's involvement in the district attorney's dismissal of criminal charges against students.

NextGen voters turned away at polls

NextGen voters turned away at polls

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Some students were confused and frustrated when they couldn’t vote after registering with NextGen America. NextGen America registered thousands of students to vote on Pitt’s campus — though some were still turned away at the polls.

Tree of Life victim Joyce Fienberg remembered as deeply caring

Tree of Life victim Joyce Fienberg remembered as deeply caring

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, News

Joyce Fienberg, a victim of the Tree of Life Shooting, was a Pitt researcher for 25 years.

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy

By Emily Wolfe and Andrew O'Brien

November 15, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

On his tour of college campuses this fall, conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro has spoken to sold-out rooms on visits that have become famous for protests and controversy.

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

After Pitt charged YAF with a $5,000 security fee for its planned Ben Shapiro speech, the conservative group threatened legal action, alleging the fee is unconstitutional.

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

The morning of Oct. 27 seemed like just another Saturday for Pitt’s swimming and diving coach and his two Jewish swimmers. But an evil act quickly turned it into anything but.

Pitt remains undefeated with 84-75 win over Troy

Pitt remains undefeated with 84-75 win over Troy

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

November 13, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

From the high scoring offense to the smothering defense, Pitt Men’s Basketball once again showed its not the same team as last year when it beat Troy 84-75 on Monday. You can read the full recap of last night’s game here.

Leon Ford announces run for Pittsburgh City Council

Leon Ford announces run for Pittsburgh City Council

By Kieran McLean, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Community activist Leon Ford is challenging 10-year 9th District incumbent the Rev. Ricky Burgess for his city council seat.

Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Pittsburghers came together on Thursday night to protest Trump’s recent firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the immediate promotion of lawyer Matthew Whitaker to the Attorney General position.

Volunteers encourage student voting on campus

Volunteers encourage student voting on campus

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

For many Pitt students, the midterm elections were the first vote they cast since the 2016 presidential election, when President Trump was elected.

A day in the life of student canvassing

A day in the life of student canvassing

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

For Alex Rose, the two days leading up to an election are filled with knocking on front doors, asking questions and marking responses. That’s what the job of a student canvasser entails.

Ellison to lead Pitt despite hiatus

Ellison to lead Pitt despite hiatus

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Men's Basketball, Sports

Malik Ellison doesn’t count last Thursday’s exhibition game as his first real game, he’s looking forward to tomorrow. It may have been over a year since he last stepped on the court to play in a regular season game, but the captain isn’t nervous, in fact, he’s more confident than ever.

Don’t miss your shot to avoid the flu

Don’t miss your shot to avoid the flu

By Nina Kneuer, For the Pitt News

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Pitt makes it easy — and free — to protect yourself from contracting the disease. Whether or not to get a flu shot — it’s a point of contention. But Dr. Simon Barrett-Boyes discusses the many benefits of getting the vaccination.

Suspect in Tree of Life massacre pleads not guilty

Suspect in Tree of Life massacre pleads not guilty

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, News

Robert Bowers, 46, had been indicted on 44 counts by a federal grand jury Wednesday relating to the killing of 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue last weekend.

Pittsburgh rallies, unites against hate

Pittsburgh rallies, unites against hate

By Dylan Giaccobe, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, News, Top Stories

When President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stayed far away – as did many other local elected officials. But a student-organized Unite Against Hate rally in Schenley Plaza Wednesday night brought the...

Trump’s visit inspires community protests

Trump’s visit inspires community protests

By Kieran McLean and Jon Kunitsky

October 31, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Activism became part of Pittsburgh’s mourning process Tuesday, as more than a thousand people gathered in Squirrel Hill to protest the arrival of President Donald Trump. In response to Saturday's Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, activist groups in Pittsburgh organized multiple simultaneous gatherin...

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

By Caroline Bourque, Contributing Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

In light of the heartbreak felt by the Pittsburgh community over these past few days, many local leaders and students are speaking out in hopes of making change.

Trump to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday in wake of synagogue massacre

Trump to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday in wake of synagogue massacre

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, News

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the President and First Lady will visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Community mourns shooting victims at weekend vigil

Community mourns shooting victims at weekend vigil

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Crime, News

At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, the Pittsburgh community gathered to remember the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 Pittsburghers.

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts “Black Ecstatic” panel and showcase

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts “Black Ecstatic” panel and showcase

By Dylan Giacobbe, For the Pitt News

October 26, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Rickey Laurentiis — a poet from New Orleans currently serving as the inaugural fellow of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics — took the stage at the Frick Fine Arts building on Thursday night and made clear what they came to see. “I wanted to see how a black filmmaker argues her body into a ...

Instagram foodies: The faces behind the food

Instagram foodies: The faces behind the food

By Emma Maurice, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Food & Drink

Niche social media pages are all the rage right now -- especially on Instagram. One of those niche markets is foodies, and Pitt boasts a few of those.

Attila Domos: Handcyclist, author and paraplegic rockstar

Attila Domos: Handcyclist, author and paraplegic rockstar

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

Romanian-born Pittsburgh native Attila Domos nearly broke the official world handcycling record recently — but his talents also extend to artistry, authorship and Wii Sports.

Pitt, Sodexo address food safety concerns amid reinspection citations

Pitt, Sodexo  address food safety concerns amid reinspection citations

By Hannah Schneider and Christian Snyder

October 23, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Nearly 2,000 students have signed a petition demanding Pitt replace Sodexo as its food service provider. Pitt and Sodexo responded to the recent health department violations.

The core of cider: following the process from tree to mug

The core of cider: following the process from tree to mug

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, News

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a 20-bushel of apples makes 75 gallons of cider.

Pitt celebrates grand opening of CEC

Pitt celebrates grand opening of CEC

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, News

Homewood's new community center features everything from engineering classes to personal mentorship.

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of Pitt student

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of Pitt student

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Campus, Crime, News

The DA’s office had originally sought the death penalty for Matthew Darby and withdrew it after he agreed to a sentence of life without parole.

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

By Dylan Giacobbe, For The Pitt News

October 17, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News

Innovative health treatments could be coming to Oakland as soon as 2023 — but some Oakland residents disapprove of the buildings coming with it.

Pittsburghers gear up for new bike plan

Pittsburghers gear up for new bike plan

By Andrew O'Brien, For the Pitt News

October 16, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

About 35 people gathered in the Manchester Citizen Corporation on Monday to attend the second of three meetings DOMI organized.

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

The Fighting Irish fought their way back against Pitt, taking their first lead with 5:43 left in the game. That would prove to be the final score.

Students bring mental health to light with spoken poetry

Students bring mental health to light with spoken poetry

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, News

Eight speakers shared spoken poetry at SGB’s “Stay Spoke Poetry Night” event Thursday evening in the William Pitt Union. The event was hosted as a part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ back on after meeting with SGB

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ back on after meeting with SGB

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2018


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After a confusing last few days, those involved are confident “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will see the stage this year despite a surprise cancellation announced on Monday. The show, hosted annually by the Engineering Student Council, encountered funding dilemmas — which some interpreted as a ma...

Blue Sparrow food truck flocks to a new home

Blue Sparrow food truck flocks to a new home

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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One of its previous stops was outside of Redhawk Coffee on Meyran Avenue, but the owners have had to ease up on lunch service to devote time to developing the new bus.

Rocky Horror Picture Show suddenly cancelled, organizers blame SGB

Rocky Horror Picture Show suddenly cancelled, organizers blame SGB

By Sarah Connor and Christian Snyder

October 9, 2018


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Organizers cited budget issues and blamed SGB for cutting funding and eliminating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community – President Maggie Kennedy responded to the criticism in an interview.

Port Authority reroutes in East End

Port Authority reroutes in East End

By Jon Moss, For the Pitt News

October 8, 2018


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Port Authority’s plans to create a faster, more consistent and more reliable bus service between the East End and Downtown Pittsburgh came to a screeching halt in May 2017 after it received public backlash for including service cuts to some routes. Following community debate, including several town halls and act...

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

Three takeaways from Pitt’s OT homecoming win

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 7, 2018


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Now halfway through the season, it’s becoming clearer what we can expect to see from Pitt on a weekly basis. Here’s what Saturday revealed about the team:

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

No ex’Cuse: Panthers beat Syracuse 44-37 after weather delay, overtime

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018


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The senior running back tandem of Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall carried Pitt to an overtime victory, rushing for a combined 299 yards and three touchdowns.

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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More than 75 Pittsburgh locals unified Thursday to speak out against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's possible confirmation.

Phi Delta Theta under police investigation for alleged hazing incident

Phi Delta Theta under police investigation for alleged hazing incident

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


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The University of Pittsburgh chapter of fraternity Phi Delta Theta is under police investigation after this weekend, when a Pitt community member reported alleged hazing at off-campus fraternity events last week.

Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

Pitt announces Panthers Forward to ease student debt

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


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While there’s little Pitt can do to procure more funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the University wants to help students deal with their debt. Pitt announced the creation of Panthers Forward yesterday, a new debt easement program that aims to to help fund current students’ education by utilizing the University’s alumni network.

William Pitt Union celebrates 120 years

William Pitt Union celebrates 120 years

By Hannah Schneider and Grant Burgman

October 1, 2018


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Built in 1898, Hotel Schenley was designed to reflect entrepreneur Franklin Nicola’s vision for the Oakland community to become a center for culture and education. Fast-forward 120 years and Nicola’s dream has manifested — now through the presence of student organizations, affairs and activities. The ...

Chancellor releases 30-year Campus Master Plan

Chancellor releases 30-year Campus Master Plan

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

September 30, 2018


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Pitt as we know it may look a lot different by the time the next generation of applications rolls in. The University released a Campus Master Plan in a Board of Trustees meeting Friday, including plans for new academic buildings, housing and rerouted transportation methods. The projected master plan has b...

UCF wins 17th straight game, pummels Pitt 45-14

UCF wins 17th straight game, pummels Pitt 45-14

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 29, 2018


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The Panthers looked listless on both sides of the ball, producing a season-low 272 yards of total offense and allowing a season-high 568 yards on defense

After 13 years, Iron City Bikes to close Oakland location

After 13 years, Iron City Bikes to close Oakland location

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2018


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After nearly 13 years of serving the Oakland community, Iron City Bikes will close its doors for good at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Bully PulPitt hosts discussion on gun violence

Bully PulPitt hosts discussion on gun violence

By Sam Weber, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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Gun violence is one of the most divisive issues in American culture today, but the UPTV-based nonpartisan political television show “The Bully PulPitt” set out to investigate that issue through discussion on Wednesday night. The Bully PulPitt’s “Let’s Talk — Gun Violence” discussion in the William...

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

Column: New Pitt show has yet to go ‘Beyond the Script’

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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Pitt Athletics says it's looking to expose fans to every Panther sports team with its new television show “Pitt: Beyond the Script," but it could do better.

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