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Pitt offers new practice spaces after Posvar ban

Pitt offers new practice spaces after Posvar ban

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

1:07 am

Pitt offered several student dance groups new practice spaces this week following outcry over a letter sent out last Friday banning them from practicing in Posvar Hall.

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

12:11 am

After years as a medical researcher at UPMC, Bobby Wilson is putting his Pitt political science degree to another use. Wilson, who won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1, said he wants to change the way politics are done on the North Side.

Reading the signs: Swanson students create ASL-to-text translator

Reading the signs: Swanson students create ASL-to-text translator

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

The students recently placed in a competition with a prototype of their translator, which takes a video of a word being signed and translates it using an ever-learning algorithm.

Annual Boxes and Walls event hosts eye-opening exhibits on marginalized groups

Annual Boxes and Walls event hosts eye-opening exhibits on marginalized groups

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Boxes and Walls, which took place this past Tuesday, is in its sixth year at the University of Pittsburgh and is hosted by the Office of Residence Life and Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Diversity and inclusion leader to step down

Diversity and inclusion leader to step down

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

November 20, 2019

Pam Connelly — Pitt’s vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and leader of the Office of Diversity of Inclusion — will step down in early January.

SGB passes resolution backing proposed PLRB grad union ruling

SGB passes resolution backing proposed PLRB grad union ruling

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Student Government Board unanimously passed a resolution at its Tuesday night meeting calling on support for University labor and rights to organize without unlawful intrusion.

Student-run PR firm attracts Amazon, Adobe

Student-run PR firm attracts Amazon, Adobe

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Campus-based PR firm Panther Relations started by doing work for student organizations. Now, they have big-name clients like Amazon, Moe's and Adobe.

Death of Pitt student confirmed

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

November 19, 2019

Pitt student Yahya Lodi died unexpectedly this weekend, according to the Allegheny County Communications Director Amie Downs. Lodi, a 19-year-old sophomore biological sciences major, had been transported from Tech Street in Oakland to a hospital by medics, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesp...

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

For grad student Heather Tomko, the fight for accessibility comes down to daily tasks, such as getting coffee, that can be impossible for some with disabilities.

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 18, 2019

An Allegheny County Health Department inspector cleared the halal food cart to reopen one day after it was ordered to close.

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