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Hydroponics in Homewood: Pitt students at the farm next door

Hydroponics in Homewood: Pitt students at the farm next door

By Priya Ray, For The Pitt News

February 19, 2020

Besides numerous health benefits, produce such as kale, lettuce and parsley all share one thing in common — Pitt Hydroponics club has already farmed enough of these vegetables to overflow local food pantries.

Two bomb threats made at Five Guys in three days

Two bomb threats made at Five Guys in three days

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 19, 2020

City and Pitt police responded to two similar phoned-in bomb threats at the Five Guys location on Bouquet Street on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

SGB encourages students: research board candidates

SGB encourages students: research board candidates

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

SGB’s upcoming board election will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Voting will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m on election day, with the results announced at SGB’s weekly meeting that day. 

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Faculty, students and community members gathered on Tuesday afternoon to hear Daina Ramey Berry discuss her new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States.”

Labor board to hold hearing on proposed grad union ruling

Labor board to hold hearing on proposed grad union ruling

By Neena Hagen and Jon Moss

February 18, 2020

Graduate students now have to wait until at least the end of May to see whether they will be granted a second chance to form a union.

SGB candidates debate key issues for presidency

SGB candidates debate key issues for presidency

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 18, 2020

Two presidential candidates for Student Government Board bounced ideas back and forth Monday night about key issues facing students.

Investigation ongoing into Pitt student’s death

Investigation ongoing into Pitt student’s death

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 17, 2020

The investigation into the mid-January death of a female Pitt student remains ongoing one month after her passing, City police said Monday.

Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt FoodShare Facebook group began in 2016 as a Student Affairs-supported project to reduce uneaten, and therefore wasted, food on campus.

Pitt students reach new heights with NASA

Pitt students reach new heights with NASA

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

When Marissa Defallo, a junior mechanical engineering major, worked at American Airlines for her engineering co-op, she spent a lot of time working with aluminum. Airplanes, as well as satellites, are made of the material because it is lightweight and flexible. When looking for an experiment to be performed onboard the space station, she instinctively began to think about the material that makes up the better part of the satellite — aluminum.

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students and seasoned volunteers, met at the nonpartisan Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union ballroom on Saturday. Their aim was to collaborate on registering the most voters before the April 13 deadline for the Pennsylvania Democratic primary on April 28.

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