The Pitt News

A Starr is born: John Starr, beatboxer and Beinecke winner

A Starr is born: John Starr, beatboxer and Beinecke winner

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

12:49 am


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

While preparing backstage for a high-level a cappella competition March 30, John Starr got an email that changed his life — out of 90 candidates from across the United States, he was one of 18 students who received the prestigious Beinecke scholarship.

Market Central passes health department reinspection

Market Central passes health department reinspection

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Market Central passed a Tuesday reinspection by the Allegheny County Health Department after being cited for nine health code violations last Monday.

Q&A: Jay Darr on the future of Pitt’s Counseling Center

Q&A: Jay Darr on the future of Pitt’s Counseling Center

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Health, News

Since he began the job in mid-February, Pitt’s newest Counseling Center Director Jay Darr said he’s spent his time talking with his staff and going on a “listening tour” around campus to hear what students are saying about the center.

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Schenley Plaza

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Schenley Plaza

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

When Sen. Bernie Sanders stepped onto the podium at Schenley Plaza, surrounded by supporters waving Bernie 2020 signs and chanting his name, he couldn’t help but point out the unusually warm Pittsburgh weather.

Pitt’s new football helmets put Shop412 on defense

Pitt’s new football helmets put Shop412 on defense

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

April 13, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

When "412" made its way onto Pitt’s new football helmets in a redesign unveiled last Sunday, local retailer Shop412 was quick to protest.

Pitt police identifies men involved in Tuesday incident as students from Denison University on ‘scavenger hunt’ who had to ‘scare someone’

Pitt police identifies men involved in Tuesday incident as students from Denison University on ‘scavenger hunt’ who had to ‘scare someone’

By Christian Snyder, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Crime, News

Breaking: Police identify four individuals involved in Tuesday incident near Hillman Library

Multiple reports of suspicious activity seemingly targeting women in Oakland

Multiple reports of suspicious activity seemingly targeting women in Oakland

By The Pitt News Staff

April 11, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Crime, News

Update 12:36 p.m.: Pitt confirmed there has been no missing persons report filed with Pitt Police, and that it does not believe the incidents are related.

SGB welcomes new members, announces Counseling Center changes

SGB welcomes new members, announces Counseling Center changes

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News

With the academic year coming to a close, Pitt’s Student Government Board spent its Tuesday meeting passing new legislation and introducing new members for SGB 2019-20.

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019


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

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 8, 2019


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

The already-crowded race for the 2020 Democratic primary is about to get its first Pitt stop with a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who will hold a rally this Sunday in Oakland.

Pitt Athletics unveils new style at Bigelow Bash

Pitt Athletics unveils new style at Bigelow Bash

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports

Pitt partnered with Nike’s Graphic Identity Group to design new royal blue and yellow uniforms across all sports.

Engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award

Engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award

By Lauren Rude, For The Pitt News

April 4, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News, Tech Science

Tevis Jacobs, an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering and materials science department, received the National Science Foundation’s $500,000 CAREER Award this year to improve nanoparticle performance. “When we talk about nanoparticles, even I, as a scientist that studies nanoscience, have trouble conceiving of how small these are,” Jacobs said. “I am very excited about both [components]. They are both huge endeavors.”

Faculty braces for Pitt’s union “stalling tactics”

Faculty braces for Pitt’s union “stalling tactics”

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

With at least six months until Pitt organizers’ third attempt at a faculty union, Pitt administration and faculty are deep in a debate over the merits of unionization. Faculty say they’re gearing up for a battle.

Sitkiatnin offers fitness, inclusion through Muay Thai

Sitkiatnin offers fitness, inclusion through Muay Thai

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

Although Sitkiatnin Muay Thai just held its opening on Sunday, the gym has been operational since February, with a steadily growing clientele since the space was first usable.

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, Television, Theater

In the darkened William Pitt Union Assembly Room, an unusual array of images graced the stage. Some slides flashed quotes from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others featured statements from female Pitt students, who wanted to send a message of thanks to the strong women in their lives.

Analysis: Is Brad Pitt gearing up for a presidential run?

Analysis: Is Brad Pitt gearing up for a presidential run?

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

There’s a handful of celebrities who have transitioned from the entertainment business to politics, from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger to our current president, Donald J. Trump. The pattern raises the question — who will be the next movie star to grace the political stage?

Pitt’s first big spring Pride is just around the corner

Pitt’s first big spring Pride is just around the corner

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Uncategorized

“The LGBTQIA+ community on campus is enormous,” Tabitha Barnes said. “We wanted to make sure that Pride was something everyone could take part in...kind of using the resources that we have to make that happen.”

120 join “Justice for Antwon” die-in on WPU steps

120 join “Justice for Antwon” die-in on WPU steps

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Unlike other protests that have taken place throughout the City over the past week, this one — a die-in in honor of Antwon Rose, organized by Pitt’s Black Action Society — was completely silent.

George Stetten: Engineering music

George Stetten: Engineering music

By Brian Gentry & Thomas Yang

March 26, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Silhouettes 2019

George Stetten has spent nearly a quarter of his life gathering an alphabet soup of degrees from world-class universities — including a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s degree from NYU, a medical degree from SUNY at Syracuse, a doctorate from UNC and some schooling from the New England...

For real: Crosswalk to come

For real: Crosswalk to come

By Joanna Li, News Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

The crosswalk created on Forbes Ave. outside of David Lawrence Hall is expected to be fully operational by the end of the week, according to Pitt Police. In the past few days, the traffic lights have been set to “flash” as a means of allowing drivers to adapt to the new crosswalk.

Third day of protests brings students Downtown

Third day of protests brings students Downtown

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

A group of more than 1,000 turned out Monday for a student-led walkout Downtown in protest of the acquittal of former East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose.

Vigil honors victims of New Zealand shooting

Vigil honors victims of New Zealand shooting

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

Hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered Sunday for “Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” to honor the victims of the Christchurch shootings, which occurred on March 16.

Oakland protests white officer’s acquittal

Oakland protests white officer’s acquittal

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 23, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Organizers of Saturday’s protests had three demands: The dismissal of the district attorney, the dismissal of a much-criticized police union president and the creation of a police review board.

Jury finds Rosfeld not guilty in Rose shooting case

Jury finds Rosfeld not guilty in Rose shooting case

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

March 22, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, News

Michael Rosfeld, a white former Pitt Police officer, was found not guilty of the June 19, 2018 shooting of black 17-year-old Antwon Rose Friday evening.

Darr hears students’ counseling center concerns

Darr hears students’ counseling center concerns

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

For the first time since being hired in January 2019, Pitt’s new Counseling Center Director Jay Darr made a public appearance at a Town Hall Thursday night.

Pitt professors sue for age discrimination

Pitt professors sue for age discrimination

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Neil Fogarty, a 61-year-old lecturer of the College of Business Administration and the Katz Graduate School of Business, filed a suit against the University in early February, for age discrimination.

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

At the event, Shribman discussed the importance of truth in journalism and how the field has evolved over time.

Al Primack celebrates pi year-round

Al Primack celebrates pi year-round

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Video

Al Primack, Pitt doctoral student and TA, memorized 100 digits of pi for a cultural artifact speech back in college. Eight years later, he recites those same digits to his students at the start of every semester. But other than pi, he said, his memory is actually pretty dismal.

Schedule preview for Women’s Empowerment Week

Schedule preview for Women’s Empowerment Week

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Hosted by the Student Government Board, WE Week 2019 begins Monday, March 18, and ends Saturday, March 23.

Pitt attempting to obstruct grad student union election, organizers claim

Pitt attempting to obstruct grad student union election, organizers claim

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

The United Steelworkers and the Graduate Student Organizing Committee expressed disappointment Tuesday in what they called Pitt’s attempts at “voter suppression.”

“This whole system’s got to go:” Students walk out against inequality

“This whole system’s got to go:” Students walk out against inequality

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, News

One day before the set of worldwide marches planned for International Women’s Day, about 100 people gathered in Schenley Plaza for a student walkout.

Sylvia Rhor curates arts with academics

Sylvia Rhor curates arts with academics

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Sylvia Rhor is the curator and director of Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building, where she organizes collections and creates exhibitions for the public — something she never dreamed of doing as a child.

Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

March 6, 2019


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

Anaïs Peterson won big in Tuesday’s runoff SGB election — and so did one of her major initiatives, as more than 2,000 students said Pitt should divest from fossil fuels in a referendum vote.

Students face divestment referendum

Students face divestment referendum

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019


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

The ballot students see on elections.pitt.edu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature a referendum question on whether or not the University should divest from fossil fuels.

The Oaklander brings luxury hotel option to Oakland

The Oaklander brings luxury hotel option to Oakland

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

The Oaklander hotel has its restaurant and lobby located on the 10th floor to offer its guests some famous views of Oakland, said Jackie Gillespie, the hotel’s director of sales. “The space is on the 10th floor because I think it would’ve been tragic to have this location and not bring these views of Oakland to everyone,” Gillespie said.

Students, experts discuss criminal justice reform

Students, experts discuss criminal justice reform

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

The Global Studies Center invited three criminal justice experts to inform students about the reasons behind inequalities in the criminal justice system and discuss potential solutions. Dr. Leah Jacobs from the School of Social Work opened the conversation with the topic of incarceration. “To really get to the heart of this issue, you have to recognize the institutional nature of [this nation’s] policies,” Jacobs said.

Chancellor seeks state funding at Harrisburg hearing

Chancellor seeks state funding at Harrisburg hearing

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher testified Tuesday in front of the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg with other executives from Pennsylvania universities, hoping to increase state funding for higher education for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

SGB to hold runoff election for executive VP spot

SGB to hold runoff election for executive VP spot

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, News, Student Government

There’s one election left before the lineup is completely decided for next year’s Student Government Board. SGB announced Monday the office of executive vice president will be decided by a runoff election between the top two candidates on March 5.

Community Cafe hosts local community leader

Community Cafe hosts local community leader

By Nicole Marzzacco, For The Pitt News

February 24, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Last week, the Honors College hosted Wasi Mohamed, the former director of the Islamic Center. He discussed faith, Islamophobia and how to keep a community together in the wake of tragedy.

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 14, 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 11, 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 7, 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 5, 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 31, 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 29, 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 28, 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 24, 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 23, 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 17, 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 14, 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.

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