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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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