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Nationality Rooms director Maxine Bruhns retires after 54-year Pitt career

Nationality Rooms director Maxine Bruhns retires after 54-year Pitt career

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Maxine Bruhns, Pitt’s former director of the Nationality Rooms, officially retired on Jan. 1 after a 54-year career at the University.

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds protest at Frick fountain

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds protest at Frick fountain

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

Dozens of Pitt students, faculty and community members gathered on a cold Sunday afternoon around the fountain outside the Frick Fine Arts Building to chant “Aazaadi, Aazaadi” — “freedom” in Hindi — for India’s population of nearly 200 million Muslims.

College Compass: The journey to the GED

College Compass: The journey to the GED

By Ana Eberts, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

For some time, I was ashamed to say that I did not graduate high school.

The ‘Art’ of Storytelling: Pitt students find their voice by combining art and social media businesses

The ‘Art’ of Storytelling: Pitt students find their voice by combining art and social media businesses

By Emma Maurice, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

For some Pitt students, a love of crafting, art and storytelling has manifested itself into a small business that generates them more than some extra cash — it’s helping them connect with their families and build lasting friendships.

Heinz Chapel holds MLK Interfaith Service

Heinz Chapel holds MLK Interfaith Service

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

At Heinz Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening, worshippers of different faiths sat in the same pews and celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Spring sorority recruitment is a two-weekend process that ran from Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 16-18 this year, ending with Bid Day on Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue

Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

January 18, 2020

A Pitt student died after being struck by a Port Authority bus Saturday afternoon.

Pitt grad students and faculty speak out against fascism in India

Pitt grad students and faculty speak out against fascism in India

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2020

Tanvir, Mukherjee and other fellow graduate students and faculty concerned about the political climate in India began to discuss the possibility of organizing a movement in Pittsburgh.

Ex-police officer acquitted in Antwon Rose case sues Pitt

Ex-police officer acquitted in Antwon Rose case sues Pitt

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 16, 2020

Ex-Pitt police officer Michael Rosfeld filed a civil complaint against the University, Pitt police Chief James Loftus and Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey on Thursday for allegedly violating his due process rights and the 14th Amendment in his Jan. 18, 2018, termination.

School of Education receives $1 million Gates grant

School of Education receives $1 million Gates grant

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 15, 2020

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Pitt and civic network Remake Learning a $1 million grant for the Shifting Power initiative, a project to transform how research and development is conducted in education.

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