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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher smiles during an interview in the Cathedral of Learning.

Gallagher touts 53% increase in first-year Pitt applications at Board of Trustees meeting

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2022
According to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, first-year applications to Pitt’s Oakland campus rose by 53% between 2021 and 2022.
The Cathedral of Learning.

New app helps trans people with voice training and gender confirmation

By Elle Kenney, For The Pitt News September 23, 2022
Alex Ahmed, web developer and Northeastern University’s doctorate student, spoke at the Research, Ethics and Society Initiative Seminar Series & Gender and Science Conversation Series on Wednesday over Zoom. Ahmed spoke about her research and development on a voice training app for transgender people she designed called Project Spectra.
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.

OPDC holds event to discuss trash in Oakland

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held an Oakwatch meeting called “Let’s Talk: Trash” on Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the current trash problem residents face. These problems include high volumes of trash on the streets and inefficient trash collection.
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.

OPDC talks neighborhood disturbances, police negligence with students

By Alex Saraff, For the Pitt News September 23, 2022
For Janice Markowitz, an Oakland resident, the parties in Oakland “traumatize” her and other residents. “A couple weeks ago I watched two students right in front of me fall off the balcony, intoxicated,” Markowitz said. “[I had] a student’s head through my window … like ‘Here’s Johnny’ from The Shining.”
One of Pitt’s three baby peregrine falcons receives a band in the Cathedral of Learning on Thursday.

Peregrine falcons receive bands for first time since pandemic

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2022
When Kate St. John first noticed a pair of peregrine falcons arrive at Pitt in 2001, she immediately emailed the PA Game Commission (PGC) out of excitement. A rare sight to see, St. John set out to get a nest box installed at the Cathedral of Learning.
Police Blotter: Sept. 14 - Sept. 21

Police Blotter: Sept. 14 – Sept. 21

By News Editors September 22, 2022
Pitt police reported a hit and run, defiant trespassing and more in this week’s crime log.
Protestors gather around a totem pole carved by the Lummi House of Tears Carvers during a climate protest in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.

Oakland climate strike protests ‘false’ clean energy solutions

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2022
There’s a quick and simple way to tell if a climate change solution is legitimate, according to Anaïs Peterson. “If it's not talking about getting off of fossil fuels in a just and immediate way, it's not a viable or real climate solution,” Peterson said.
Protestors walk in the road during a climate protest in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.

VIDEO: Climate strike protestors march through Oakland

By Dylan Foster, Staff Videographer September 21, 2022
A group of protestors passionate about climate change marched through the streets of Oakland to protest "false solutions" to climate change and call for meaningful solutions to tackle climate issues.
Molly Stitt-Fischer, the new director of environmental health and safety for Pitt’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.

Pitt names new director of environmental health and safety

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor September 21, 2022
Pitt’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management named Molly Stitt-Fischer the new director of environmental health and safety, according to a Tuesday media release from the University. 
Pitt recently named Christine Kasper the new dean of the School of Nursing.

Q&A: Pitt’s new dean of the School of Nursing talks nursing, career trajectory

By Quentin Tan, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Christine Kasper is slated to replace Jaqueline Dunbar-Jacob as dean of the School of Nursing on Jan. 1.
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