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Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

February 21, 2020

Midterm season is approaching, meaning plenty of students will be staying overnight in campus buildings to get extra studying in. Some have decided to rally for divestment while they’re at.  The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition began occupying space in the Cathedral of Learning’s lobby Friday at noon ...

Black History Month events focus on past, present, future of black life

Black History Month events focus on past, present, future of black life

By Grace Giglio, For The Pitt News

February 20, 2020

The organizers of this year’s Black History Month celebrations decided to honor the first and only black speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by naming the festivities after K. Leroy Irvis.

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.

Student-run coffee shops coming next fall to Cathedral, Hillman Library

Student-run coffee shops coming next fall to Cathedral, Hillman Library

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 13, 2020

Coffee shops in the Cathedral of Learning and Hillman Library will soon be under new management, but not from the person you might expect.

Community gathers at teach-in to learn more about novel coronavirus

Community gathers at teach-in to learn more about novel coronavirus

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Pitt faculty and staff members gathered Wednesday evening to explain more about the novel coronavirus, the microscopic virus that has gained global attention.

Pitt seeks to develop novel coronavirus vaccine

Pitt seeks to develop novel coronavirus vaccine

By Jon Moss and Lucy Li

February 13, 2020

A high-level Pitt health official announced Wednesday that the University will acquire samples of the novel coronavirus in an effort to develop an intervention, such as a vaccine.

Pitt, FHP to discuss housing discrimination allegation

Pitt, FHP to discuss housing discrimination allegation

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

February 10, 2020

After a Pitt student filed a complaint against the University for alleged housing discrimination last September, all parties have agreed to hold a conciliation meeting to discuss the issue at the end of the month.

Inside the 7 “innovative solutions” for sexual assault on campus

Inside the 7 “innovative solutions” for sexual assault on campus

By Neena Hagen and Elise Roessner

February 10, 2020

The University awarded funding in mid-January for seven “innovative solutions” to prevent sexual misconduct on campus, several months after Chancellor Patrick Gallagher called the University’s current approach to preventing sexual misconduct “insufficient”.

Pitt to partner with online education startup through summer semester

Pitt to partner with online education startup through summer semester

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

The University partnered with Outlier.org, a New York-based education technology startup, to provide online Introductory Calculus and Psychology courses and will continue working with the company through the summer term.

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