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New city data paints picture of Oakland

New city data paints picture of Oakland

By Annemarie Carr / Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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

To fill you in — from from Feb. 20 through Nov. 2., the city received 148 calls about potholes in South Oakland. According to data recently released by the city, Oakland residents also wish students would pipe down, pick up their trash and stop stealing street signs already. In October 2006, the ...

Tag you’re it: City split over value of graffiti art

Tag you’re it: City split over value of graffiti art

By Elaina Zachos / Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Art, Culture

On the street, Alicia Carberry hunts for fresh paint. Sporting a bright green shirt stamped “volunteer,” the Bloomfield resident of four years sets out on her second graffiti paint-out with the Southside Community Council’s Graffiti Watch. Toting a wagon filled with paint gallons in six basic colors, rollers and brushes, Carberry and her volunte...

Birders flock to Audubon’s art

Birders flock to Audubon’s art

By Cristina McCormack / For The Pitt News

November 2, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, City, News

When John J. Audubon, the famous wildlife artist, came to Pittsburgh nearly 200 years ago, he paid specific attention to the passenger pigeon. Audubon, however, was more concerned in 1817 with the aesthetically pleasing aspects of the brown, blue and red, sleek birds than the scientific accuracies ...

The Pitt News wins national pacemaker awards

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Assistant News Editor

November 2, 2015


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

Five Pitt News staff members received awards from the Associated Collegiate Press national journalism competition this weekend. Four Pitt students and one Pitt alumnus won awards in the categories of 2015 Story of the Year, Spot News Photo of the Year, Sports Story of the Year and Multimedia Story of...

Calling the shots: McConnell-Serio’s career a string of successes

Calling the shots: McConnell-Serio’s career a string of successes

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 2, 2015


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

Suzie McConnell-Serio was going to play with the boys. Long before the native Pittsburgher was gracing the sidelines of the Petersen Events Center and revitalizing the University of Pittsburgh’s women’s basketball team as its head coach, she was just a fourth grader shooting hoops in a gymnas...

Tar Heeled: UNC’s Williams runs wild on No. 23 Panthers in 26-19 loss

Tar Heeled: UNC’s Williams runs wild on No. 23 Panthers in 26-19 loss

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

On a breezy Thursday night, North Carolina senior quarterback Marquise Williams routinely blew by Pitt defenders. Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, completing 14 of 23 passes and running for 52 yards on nine carries. He served as the lynchpin for the Tar Heels’ 26-19 win over the No. 2...

No. 23 Pitt cannot complete second-half comeback in 26-19 loss to UNC

No. 23 Pitt cannot complete second-half comeback in 26-19 loss to UNC

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports, Top Stories

Pat Narduzzi’s second-half adjustments have saved the Panthers time and time again this season, but on Thursday night, the halftime deficit proved too much for his team to overcome. In its first ACC contest against a team with a winning record, No. 23 Pitt faltered and fell to North Carolina on Thursday, 26-19. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi took home...

A spirited affair: “Fright Night” draws mix of actors, Halloween enthusiasts

A spirited affair: “Fright Night” draws mix of actors, Halloween enthusiasts

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

For some people, Halloween doesn’t end with childhood. Every fall season for the past 14 years, local amusement park Kennywood has drawn actors with varying experience to dress up and scare visitors during its Halloween-themed events, Phantom Fright Nights, which spooks visitors every Friday and Sa...

CWO marches to take back the night

CWO marches to take back the night

By Annemarie Carr / Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, National News, News

With raised fists, marching feet and rhyming chants, students stopped traffic and caught the attention of camera phones in a demonstration seeking to fight back against sexual violence. “Whatever you wear, wherever you go, yes means yes and no means no,” students chanted down Bigelow Boulevard in...

After season abroad, Patterson striving to stick with Hawks

By Jasper Willson / Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


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

During his one season abroad, Lamar Patterson never talked about hanging around Europe for another campaign. He was going to come home to America to play and stay for good. Last season, the former Pitt basketball player spent his rookie professional season playing for Tofaş Bursa, a top-level Turk...

Pittsburgh inaugurates new citizens

Pittsburgh inaugurates new citizens

By Dylan Shaffer / For the Pitt News

October 27, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, City, National News, News

Without immigrants, there wouldn’t be a Cathedral of Learning. “[Pitt’s neighbors] donated their own scarce resources, their own treasure, and their own sweat to complete the project,” Pitt Chancellor Patrick D. Gallagher said. On Monday, Oct. 26 in Schenley Plaza, Pittsburgh welcomed anothe...

Two pedestrians killed in accident involving Port Authority bus near upper campus

Two pedestrians killed in accident involving Port Authority bus near upper campus

By Danielle Fox and Dale Shoemaker / Pitt News Staff

October 26, 2015


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

An accident involving a Port Authority bus has killed two pedestrians near upper campus this afternoon. Port Authority spokesman Adam Brandolph said two passengers, a woman and a man in a wheelchair, had exited an incoming 83 Bedford Hill bus at the intersection of Centre Avenue, University Drive and...

OBITUARY: Remembering Susan Hicks

OBITUARY: Remembering Susan Hicks

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2015


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

Susan Hicks was always learning, often traveling and never limiting her capacity for empathy or her dedication to students. Hicks, 34, was assistant director of academic affairs at Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies. She died Friday after being hit by a car in Oakland while ridin...

Late Blewitt kick lifts Pitt over Syracuse 23-20 to stay undefeated in ACC

Late Blewitt kick lifts Pitt over Syracuse 23-20 to stay undefeated in ACC

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 24, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

Despite its new No. 25 ranking, Pitt football kept to its recent tradition of close games against Syracuse, as well as its newfound tradition of Chris Blewitt game-winning field goals. On Saturday, the Panthers (6-1, 4-0 ACC) pulled out a close road win against the Orange (3-4, 1-2 ACC), 23-20 with...

Pitt professor, students receive award for community involvement

Pitt professor, students receive award for community involvement

By Leo Dornan / For the Pitt News

October 23, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

For Robin Clarke, it’s the little work that can make the biggest difference. On Thursday, the gender, sexuality and women’s studies program at Pitt recognized Clarke for her social activism in Braddock and East Liberty with a 2015 Iris Marion Young Award. Clarke has been active in the fight to...

Testing treatment: A new look at less common cancer

Testing treatment: A new look at less common cancer

By Annemarie Carr / Staff Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News

When it comes to treating breast cancer, Pitt researchers say there won’t be a one size fits all solution. Physicians at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) are testing the effects the three most common anti-estrogen treatments for breast cancer have on...

Q and A: Jackie Fuchs of ‘The Runaways’ talks about her experience with sexual assault

Q and A: Jackie Fuchs of ‘The Runaways’ talks about her experience with sexual assault

By Marlo Safi / Columnist

October 21, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Columns, Opinions

It was New Year’s Eve, 1975, and The Runaways — the all-girl rock band founded by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett — had just finished their last set at Wild Man Sam’s, a small club in Orange County, California. At the time, Jackie Fuchs was known by her stage name — Jackie Fox. She ...

Beyond the red

Beyond the red

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, City, Health, National News, News

On fall weekends, while the air is fresh and still invitingly warm, the same scene rolls. Speakers up, drinks poured and best clothes on, Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University students pour into South Oakland homes and bars for evenings of fun. While the music and students’ spirits are up, researc...

No. 25 Pitt cracks AP Top 25 poll

No. 25 Pitt cracks AP Top 25 poll

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 18, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

After Pitt defeated Georgia Tech on Saturday, some fans waited anxiously for Sunday's AP Top 25 poll to see if the Panthers would receive recognition for their 5-1 start. The Panthers slid into the No. 25 spot of the media poll and are ranked for the first time since 2010, when Pitt was No. 15 in...

Late field goal lifts Pitt over Georgia Tech on the road, 31-28

Late field goal lifts Pitt over Georgia Tech on the road, 31-28

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

Pat Narduzzi decided to attempt two fourth down conversions on the team’s game-winning drive, but his call that ultimately won the game came when he sent Chris Blewitt out to attempt a 56-yard field goal. Blewitt’s career-long kick sealed a 31-28 road win over Georgia Tech (2-5, 0-4 ACC) to give ...

Produce porch feeds students

Produce porch feeds students

By Annemarie Carr / Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, News

Among the chairs and welcome mat on Sarah Kenney’s Dawson Street home, she’s piled boxes of tomatoes, peppers and strawberries. Depending on the day, the porch in front of her brick home and the sidewalk below it is stacked with other boxes of spinach, bannanas and apples — but little she plan...

Bonner says change takes time

Bonner says change takes time

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant News Editor

October 15, 2015


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

Students once again offered their input on Pitt’s strategic plan Wednesday night — and some of them brought very specific questions and concerns to the table. The University held its second open forum yesterday in the Connolly Ballroom of the Alumni Hall. Administration heard comments about two...

Pitt researchers propose new stem cell method

Pitt researchers propose new stem cell method

By Annemarie Carr / Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News, Tech Science

After six years of collaboration, Pitt researchers Ipsita Banerjee and Prashant Kumta, said  they can now launch a “very easy and cheap” way to grow stem cells to help cure Type 2 diabetes. With current methods, researchers face high costs and waits of several days to several weeks to make eno...

Oakland honors Indigenous Peoples Day

Oakland honors Indigenous Peoples Day

By Lauren Rosenblatt and Dale Shoemaker / Pitt News Staff

October 13, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, National News, News

With pennants and ribbons waving, marchers shut down Bigelow Boulevard as they brought native people and their supporters back to their indigenous roots. At Pitt on Monday, about 200 students and community members gathered in front of the Cathedral of Learning at 5:30 p.m. to march against Columbus ...

Pitt to discuss Cosby’s honorary degree

Pitt to discuss Cosby’s honorary degree

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

October 11, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

Following suit with other universities that awarded Bill Cosby an honorary degree, Pitt said on Friday that it will consider rescinding the degree it awarded him 13 years ago. Pitt gave Cosby an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his “lifetime of high achievement” after he spoke at Pitt...

Defensive plays help Pitt hold on for 26-19 win over Virginia in homecoming game

Defensive plays help Pitt hold on for 26-19 win over Virginia in homecoming game

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 10, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

In addition to chips and drinks, Pitt gave its student section a reason to stay the whole game on Saturday, as it let the visiting Virginia Cavaliers within seven points late in the fourth quarter before holding on to win its homecoming game Saturday. After a 17-point first quarter outburst, Pitt’s offense stalle...

Khalifa brings down the Pete at Pitt basketball’s #ZooAfterHours event

Khalifa brings down the Pete at Pitt basketball’s #ZooAfterHours event

By Chris Puzia and Harrison Kaminsky / The Pitt News Staff

October 10, 2015


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

Pitt’s basketball teams worked hard and played hard at their #ZooAfterHours event to prepare fans for the upcoming season. Following team introductions and a shooting competition, rap star and Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa took center stage to deliver a brief but hit-filled performance to students...

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a font

By Stephen Caruso / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Homecoming 2015, Specials, Sports

Hail to Script: The life, death and rebirth of a fontStephen Caruso / Staff WriterOctober 9, 2015Tony Dorsett smashes through the Notre Dame defensive line. Courtesy of ULS ArchivesThe University of Pittsburgh’s second most recognizable symbol — after the Cathedral of Learning — is a font.But describ...

Planned Parenthood demonstrations spark debate

Planned Parenthood demonstrations spark debate

By Elizabeth Lepro, Emily Brindley and Mark Pesto / Pitt News Staff

October 8, 2015


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

Students on both sides of the Planned Parenthood debate demonstrated today on the William Pitt Union lawn. Students for Life of America, a national organization, and Choose Life at Pitt, a Pitt student organization, staged a demonstration calling to defund Planned Parenthood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the l...

Featured Gallery: Pirates NL Wild Card Game 2015

Featured Gallery: Pirates NL Wild Card Game 2015

By Theo Schwarz / Senior Staff Photographer

October 7, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Visual

Students question Pitt’s plan following open forum

Students question Pitt’s plan following open forum

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Assistant News Editor

October 7, 2015


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

Students said they came for answers and received a sales pitch at the University’s open student forum Tuesday. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Pitt hosted an Open Student Forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom as an opportunity for students to express concerns about the University’s “Pl...

Student input, a work in progress

Student input, a work in progress

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant News Editor

October 6, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

Students asked the Pitt administration to hear them out last week, and Kenyon Bonner said he’s listening. On Sept. 25, students from Free the Planet and Americans for Informed Democracy dropped off a letter for Chancellor Patrick Gallagher describing their disappointment with the lack of student e...

Fall Fest 2015: Walk the Moon brings radio hits to Bigelow Boulevard

Fall Fest 2015: Walk the Moon brings radio hits to Bigelow Boulevard

By Jessica Iacullo / Staff Writer

October 4, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Pitt students shut up and danced Sunday outside  the William Pitt Union during Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest.  Along with the drums and keyboard,the smells of cotton candy and popcorn filled Bigelow Boulevard Sunday afternoon as students and parents gathered in front of Fall Fest’s sta...

Pitt stymies Virginia Tech on the road with defense, running game

Pitt stymies Virginia Tech on the road with defense, running game

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

October 3, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

BLACKSBURG, Virginia — Following a loss like the Pitt football team suffered in its last game against Iowa, finishing strong against Virginia Tech this weekend naturally became a point of emphasis. “They got better from last outing,” head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We didn’t finish it out...

Hooked on hookah

Hooked on hookah

By Elli Warsh / For The Pitt Study

October 1, 2015


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

Pitt freshman Logan Armstrong knows smoking hookah isn’t good for his lungs — but compared to cigarettes, he doesn’t see a cause for concern. “I smoke hookah much less frequently than the average cigarette smoker,” Armstrong said. “A smoker may consume a pack of cigarettes a day, whereas I may ...

Dining Guide: Online promotion doesn’t profit

Dining Guide: Online promotion doesn’t profit

October 1, 2015


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

If Sorrento’s is offering a cheap pizza, freshman Brody Hastings is in. Attracting and retaining customers like Hastings at local restaurants is the subject of a study from a collaboration of researchers at Pitt’s School of Information Sciences and the Stevens Institute of Technology. The study...

Super Surplus Me

Super Surplus Me

By Emily Brindley / Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, City, News

If you’re tired of sleeping on your extra large twin bed, you can replace it with a used 78X30X31 massage table for a bargain of a price. No, you won’t find it cast aside on an Atwood sidewalk. It’s waiting for you at Pitt Surplus for a low price of only $100. If the table doesn’t fulfill your sh...

New funding for HIV research

New funding for HIV research

By Rina Zhang / For The Pitt News

September 29, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News

With millions of federal funding secured, a team of Pitt researchers has set out to do what has never been done — find a cure for HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first published a report about what would come to be known as the AIDS epidemic in 1981. Thirty-two years later, more t...

Pitt football notebook: Week four

Pitt football notebook: Week four

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

After Week 2’s last-second loss to Iowa, Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi and his team had a bye week to lick their wounds and prepare to face Virginia Tech. Now heading into this weekend’s contest against the Hokies, Narduzzi addressed his team’s running offense, starting quarterback an...

Pittsburgh gathers to hear Pope

Pittsburgh gathers to hear Pope

By Mark Pesto / Senior Staff Writer

September 28, 2015


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

As the Steelers game came to a close Sunday, Pittsburgh’s faithful turned away from their televisions and toward someone more holy than any quarterback — Pope Francis. About 130 people gathered yesterday afternoon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in the Strip District to watch a live broadcast from Phila...

Students deliver letter to Chancellor

Students deliver letter to Chancellor

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

When student activists gathered in the Cathedral to deliver a message to the Chancellor Thursday, they left their protest signs and megaphones at home. Instead, about 20 student members of Americans for Informed Democracy and Free the Planet assembled on the first floor of the Cathedral at 12:30 p.m. t...

Communication breakdown: Finkelstein’s fury

Communication breakdown: Finkelstein’s fury

By Mark Pesto / Senior Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, National News, News

What Pitt says was a miscommunication with a middleman has shrouded the University’s first-ever National Security Symposium in controversy. Norman Finkelstein, a popular but contentious expert on the Israel-Palestine conflict, was scheduled to speak today at the symposium, an event sponsored by t...

Signed, sealed, registered: Pitt students register to vote online

Signed, sealed, registered: Pitt students register to vote online

By Alex Leighton / Staff Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, National News, News

As the 2016 presidential primaries loom closer, an on-campus political event looked beyond party affiliations to ensure students will get out and vote. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., roughly 150 students registered to vote at Pitt’s National Voter Registration Day. Pitt College Democrats, Pi Sig...

Pitt releases sexual assault survey results

Pitt releases sexual assault survey results

By Elizabeth Lepro, Lauren Rosenblatt, Dale Shoemaker / The Pitt News Staff

September 22, 2015


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

When it comes to sexual misconduct on Pitt’s campus, students are afraid to step in, seek help and file reports, according to a survey of the University’s sexual climate. The results of the 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, which Pitt released Monday, showed that female students and transgender or non-gen...

Catching up with Tray Woodall

Catching up with Tray Woodall

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 21, 2015


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

After seeing the court for 139 games over his Pitt career that spanned from 2008 to 2013, former star point guard Tray Woodall left the University and trekked the globe. Since leaving Oakland, Woodall has played professionally in Turkey, Greece, Kosovo and Mexico, serving as a role player throughout his...

Filmmakers rolls on after summer deficit

Filmmakers rolls on after summer deficit

By Rio Maropis / Staff Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

After a shaky summer, the cameras are now rolling better than ever at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Pittsburgh Filmmakers, a nonprofit organization that offers for-credit film and production classes to Pitt students, hit a revenue deficit of $754,868 in May because of lost income and special project spending. ...

Last-second field goal downs Pitt against Iowa

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 19, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a fourth quarter comeback by Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers thanks to a game-winning 57-yard field goal by Marshall Koehn as time expired. Pitt fell by a final score of 27-24, marking the first loss of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure at Pitt. It was a game of m...

Chief on duty: Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay wants to change his force, and he knows just how he’s going to do it

Chief on duty: Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay wants to change his force, and he knows just how he’s going to do it

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

September 18, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, City, News

To a standing room only crowd in the Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay boldly and unapologetically declared Pittsburgh’s police force is broken. Since he’s now been on the job for one year as of Sept. 15, McLay has already begun to implement his fixes, drawing the attentio...

Students run against sexual assault

Students run against sexual assault

By Emily Brindley / Staff Writer

September 18, 2015


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

Forget the dress and heels. When Devin Dubos got dressed to go out Thursday night, she went straight for a T-shirt and shorts — then put her bra and panties over top. Instead of joining her friends at a South Oakland party, she lined up with more than 70 other Pitt students, also wearing their under...

Cheek to cheek: a day with Pitt rugby

Cheek to cheek: a day with Pitt rugby

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Club Sports, Sports Features

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a two-part, immersive story on Pitt’s Rugby Football Club. We were all pressed against the ground — shirts dirty, dripping sweat, panting heavily and waiting for the whistle that meant “go time.” With helmets, it could have been a scene fro...

Festival coming to Oakland

Festival coming to Oakland

By Rio Maropis / For The Pitt News

September 16, 2015


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

Promising to “push the boundaries” of a normal festival experience, the Oakland Business Improvement District will soon give all Oakland residents a chance to walk the red carpet and check out new tech. Oakland Business Improvement District is hosting its third annual Oakland Forever event, a festival f...

SGB to add allocations alternate

SGB to add allocations alternate

By Lauren Wilson / Staff Writer

September 16, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Campus, City, News, Student Government

Calling in backup, Pitt’s Student Government Board said Tuesday night it will add an alternate member to its Allocations Committee in case of future resignations. In a unanimous vote at its public meeting Sept. 15, SGB approved a bill amending its governing code to add the position of alternate Allo...

James Conner honored for community service

James Conner honored for community service

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt junior running back James Conner arrived at the Shadyside chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon prepared to dole out advice to children — but to his surprise, Conner received a gift of his own. Conner was officially named a member of the 2015 Allstate AFC...

Faculty art reverberates in Frick

Faculty art reverberates in Frick

By Mark Pesto / Senior Staff Writer

September 15, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

The pieces in this fall’s Studio Arts faculty exhibit “Reverberations” do not have a connecting motive or medium but work together to represent the similarities between artists and teachers. Vicky Clark, a Pittsburgh based independent curator responsible for organizing the Studio Arts faculty art exh...

Yacine Diop charged with aggravated assault, other counts

Yacine Diop charged with aggravated assault, other counts

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Pitt sophomore women's basketball player Yacine Diop faces charges after an undisclosed incident on campus last month. Pitt police arrested Diop on Aug. 28. Diop faces three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, one count of disorderly conduct and...

Pitt Law fosters job development for recent grads

Pitt Law fosters job development for recent grads

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, News

Pitt’s law school has developed a specialized incubator program to help law graduates fly when they “leave the nest,” according to Pitt law professor Thomas Ross. Starting in January 2016, the Pitt Legal Services Incubator program is going to support six to eight Pitt alumni as they create solo...

Pathway to pathogens: Pitt researchers find way to detect bacteria

Pathway to pathogens: Pitt researchers find way to detect bacteria

By Annemarie Carr / For The Pitt News

September 14, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Health, News

Pitt researcher Xinyu Liu hopes to someday see a sick person figure out exactly which pathogen is causing their illness just by visiting their local pharmacy. Concluding a two-year study, Xinyu Liu, an assistant professor of chemistry, and Sanford Asher, a distinguished professor of chemistry, have fo...

Pitt defeats Akron 24-7 to advance to 2-0

Pitt defeats Akron 24-7 to advance to 2-0

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

AKRON, Ohio — It was steel city football in steel city weather in a city of rubber. The home of Goodyear Tires is also home to InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field, where Pitt beat Akron 24-7 on a rainy Saturday night. The water-logged win brought Pitt to a 2-0 season record. “What better weather...

Don’t forget the answers: A Telefact retrospective

Don’t forget the answers: A Telefact retrospective

By Mark Pesto / Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

Someone at Pitt once wanted to know how many Barack Obamas could fit inside the sun. Jake Futerfas gave them the answer. “We took their [contact] information and told them we’d call back, and then we estimated the mass of Barack Obama, and the mass of the sun, and we worked it out,” Futerfas said...

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

Pitt announced four future matchups with rival West Virginia, with the first scheduled for 2022 in Pittsburgh. The Panthers will host the Mountaineers on Sept. 17, 2022.  The next matchup will be on Sept. 16, 2023 at West Virginia, followed by   in Pittsburgh on Sep. 14, 2024, and back to W...

Pitt Perfect: Student a cappella groups harmonizing on campus

Pitt Perfect: Student a cappella groups harmonizing on campus

By Allison Bradley / For The Pitt News

September 9, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Robert Browne Gartei burst through the fifth floor doors of the William Pitt Union looking more nervous than excited. This was Browne Gartei’s second time in three years trying out for a Pitt a cappella group. He clutched his head and jumped up and down as he exited his Pitches and Tones tryout. Br...

Biden: Man of steel

Biden: Man of steel

By Amy Beaudine / Staff Writer

September 7, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, City, National News, News

As Vice President Joe Biden left a Downtown stage at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade, he stopped to acknowledge Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the crowd, giving two thumbs up. Biden didn’t officially voice his support for Sanders, but spoke to parade attendees about the importance of the steel industry...

Beds and bathrooms: Pitt starts gender-neutral push

Beds and bathrooms: Pitt starts gender-neutral push

By Lauren Rosenblatt and Dale Shoemaker / The Pitt News Staff

September 3, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Administration, Campus, Health, News, Top Stories

This fall, Pitt is welcoming students, faculty and staff to use any restroom on campus that they desire, corresponding to their gender identity. Next fall, Pitt will open Ruskin Hall as the first gender-neutral dorm on campus. In an interview with The Pitt News, the University said Ruskin Hall will accommoda...

Pennsylvania gets online voter registration

Pennsylvania gets online voter registration

By Dale Shoemaker and Elizabeth Lepro / The Pitt News Staff

September 3, 2015


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

As of last Thursday, Pennsylvania residents can now do one more thing on their laptops and smartphones — register to vote. After realizing a 2002 voter registration amendment already gave them approval, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortes announced last week that Pennsy...

Pitt volleyball sets sights on home opener

Pitt volleyball sets sights on home opener

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

September 3, 2015


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

After a successful triad of matches in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Pitt women’s volleyball team will hit familiar hardwood for the first time this season. The Panthers will debut in front of their own fans, taking on a trio of opponents during this weekend’s Pitt/Duquesne Invitational. The matches thems...

Pitt aims to improve fan gameday experience

Pitt aims to improve fan gameday experience

By Jessie Wallace / For The Pitt News

September 2, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features

Turning the tide is no easy feat — especially when that tide is a tsunami of students ditching Pitt football games right after “Sweet Caroline” — but new athletic director Scott Barnes won’t ride those waves alone. In June, Barnes revealed his plan for a Panther Fans Experience Committee to en...

Pitt announces addition of Milligan to 2015-2016 roster

Pitt announces addition of Milligan to 2015-2016 roster

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

September 1, 2015


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

The Pitt men’s basketball team picked up a last-minute addition to its 2016 class on Tuesday, as it officially announced the signing of former Kilgore College point guard Jonathan Milligan. Milligan, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard, averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game last y...

A closer look at Pitt’s two-deep depth chart

A closer look at Pitt’s two-deep depth chart

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 1, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

After a long offseason, the Pitt football team released its two-deep depth chart Monday morning. The information, which lists the starters and backups for the Panthers’ season opener against Youngstown State on Saturday, elicits plenty of intrigue and speculation. The following is a position-by-position brea...

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