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Young blood wanted: Local blood banks face shortages

Young blood wanted: Local blood banks face shortages

By Alexander Hanna, For The Pitt News

August 29, 2019

Local blood banks and hospitals are scrambling to get younger generations to donate blood.

Planned SCI building will “transform” campus

Planned SCI building will “transform” campus

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

One University official said Wednesday that One Bigelow will “transform” the campus and compared the new complex to the Cathedral of Learning.

Groceria Merante: 40 years of food and family

Groceria Merante: 40 years of food and family

By Tanner Smida, For the Pitt News

August 26, 2019

Groceria Merante, the family-owned Oakland staple, celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend with a neighborhood block party on Saturday, bringing out a crowd of about 1000 people.

2023 first years get the big picture during Welcome Week

2023 first years get the big picture during Welcome Week

By Nicole Marzzacco, For The Pitt News

August 25, 2019

Before classes begin, Pitt keeps first years busy with a full schedule of events designed to help students settle in to life at college.

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer

August 23, 2019

Nicole Mitchell, an internationally acclaimed jazz flutist, composer and educator, was named the University of Pittsburgh’s William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies in January.

Changes coming to Honors College with new dean

Changes coming to Honors College with new dean

By Jon Moss, News Editor

August 22, 2019

After serving for six years as the associate dean at Pitt’s College of Business Administration, Audrey Murrell is moving on — to the University Honors College.

Pitt volleyball has no plans to slow down

Pitt volleyball has no plans to slow down

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor

August 21, 2019

Pitt’s best sports team is heading into the fall with two back-to-back conference championships under its belt and three NCAA tournament appearances in a row.

Pitt seeks community input on three policy drafts

Pitt seeks community input on three policy drafts

By Caroline Bourque, Managing Editor

August 20, 2019

Documents open for review include the university’s Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility draft policy, Nondiscrimination Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action draft policy and Pennsylvania Residency Classification draft policy.

Thanksgiving break to last full week

Thanksgiving break to last full week

By Jon Moss, News Editor

August 20, 2019

Pitt students will have more time to ready themselves for their mashed potatoes and turkey this year, thanks to a new schedule change.

What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

August 19, 2019

We’ve rounded up a few of the summer’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

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