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Kathy Stouffer holds an I Voted sticker after voting in the Pennsylvania primary election at the Michaux Manor Living Center in Fayetteville on Tuesday.

PA primary election results

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 19, 2022
Pennsylvania citizens voted on Tuesday to determine the candidates who will run in the general election this fall. The upcoming midterm election is vital, as Pennsylvania’s elections in the fall may determine which political party wins control of the U.S. Senate.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

Amos Hall Starbucks workers reflect on the union victory

By Punya Bhasin, Contributing Editor May 18, 2022
Sam Knapp, a shift supervisor and member of the Amos Hall Starbucks organizing committee, said the victory felt like a step towards a better work life for him and his fellow workers. 
The planning commission’s public hearing on Tuesday.

City Planning Commission requests four-week continuance for Oakland Plan at public hearing

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
At the recent City Planning Commission meeting, Department of City Planning deputy director Andrew Dash discussed some of the challenges that came with building a plan to satisfy everyone in the Oakland neighborhood, including the many diverse groups of people who live and work there.
The Garage Door Saloon on Atwood Street.

Garage Door Saloon civil cases ongoing, City withdraws violations

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
According to Mark Welshonse, the owner of South Side Sin City Inc. and Garage Door Saloon, the civil case against Neal Scoratow, the building’s landlord, is still undergoing depositions, while the landlord’s civil case against the bar owner was dropped.
Last Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly talks community engaged scholarship, new budget model

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer May 17, 2022
Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear and Vice President Kris Kanthak discussed two documents intended to help Pitt become more equitable and uplift marginalized communities at last week’s meeting. Kanthak said the provost’s recommendations in the documents “give credit” to those who haven’t received it before.
From left, Tim Sanders, John Grady, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Thomas Osha, Rich Fitzgerald, Deb Gross and Anantha Shekhar participate in ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of The Assembly.

The Assembly officially opens for Pitt health care research

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022
Pitt and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday to mark the official opening of The Assembly, a center for health care research.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

Amos Hall Starbucks votes to unionize in a landslide

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer May 6, 2022
Workers at the Amos Hall Starbucks unionized Friday in a 10-3 vote. Following the NLRB’s certification of the results, the union can elect a bargaining committee and begin contract negotiations with company representatives.
Thursday’s senate council meeting.

Senate Council discusses tuition funding, leadership changes

By Samantha Salz, Staff Writer April 22, 2022
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that he’s grateful for the outpouring of support he received from the Pitt community regarding his transition from chancellor to professor. Gallagher recently announced that he’s stepping down in summer 2023.
Keisha Blain, Pitt associate professor of history.

‘I am absolutely thrilled’: Pitt professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 22, 2022
Keisha Blain, an associate professor in the Department of History, and Yona Harvey, a poet and Pitt associate professor in the department of English, were one of the 180 individuals awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Cathedral of Learning seen from Schenley Plaza.

‘Disappointing’: Pitt releases inaugural ESG report after several months’ delay

By Allison Radziwon, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Pitt released the ESG report for its $5.6 billion endowment to provide “greater clarity” on how ESG factors are applied to decisions on investments. Pitt delayed the release from December until March. The Consolidated Endowment Fund is governed by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees and managed by the Office of Finance.
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