The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Turning Point speaker James Lindsay criticizes ‘queer theory,’ draws protest

By Briana Bindus and Khushi Rai
February 21, 2024

James Lindsay, author of “Cynical Theories,” staunchly defended his assertion that “queer theory is the doctrine of a religious cult” at Turning Point’s event in Alumni Hall on Feb. 20. The event...

Pitt space initiative joins Keystone Space collaborative

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer
February 15, 2024

From India’s moon landing in August to Jeff Bezos’ visit to space, the final frontier is experiencing a sudden boom. According to the Space Foundation, in the first six months of 2022, 1,022 spacecraft were placed in orbit globally. That is more than were launched into orbit for the first 50 years of the space age.  Astrobotics, a Pittsburgh based aerospace company, launched their Peregrine...

Pitt Faculty Union assembles outside the Pete to advocate for higher salaries for part-time faculty

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor
February 12, 2024

On Sunday morning, around 50 members of Pitt’s Faculty Union gathered outside the Petersen Events Center to advocate for a $60,000 salary floor for part-time faculty. The group handed out fliers to passersby and attendees of the women’s basketball game against NC State, which started at noon.  Melinda Ciccocioppo, leader of the Faculty Union and professor in Pitt’s psychology department,...

‘The city becomes your classroom’: Pitt offers multimedia literature class, Secret Pittsburgh

By Briana Bindus, Staff Writer
February 9, 2024

Secret Pittsburgh, a literature class at Pitt taught by Elise Ryan, makes the city its classroom as students explore surrounding areas and create a multimedia project that’s open to the public — which now includes a podcast.  “I feel like, as a Pitt student, you really explore Oakland. But there’s a lot that you’re missing outside of Oakland,” Taya Hoetzlein-Sirman, third-year senior...

SGB discusses allocation procedures, upcoming elections
Sarah Mayer runs uncontested in the SGB presidential election, speaks at public candidate event  
SGB discusses recent ACC Advocacy Days conference, upcoming elections