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Die-in protest

Die-in protest

By Joelle Smith / Social Media Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, National News, News

Roughly 100 students gathered on Towers patio for a die-in protest against police brutality Thursday afternoon.

A city in solidarity: Anti-police brutality protests continue Thursday

A city in solidarity: Anti-police brutality protests continue Thursday

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, National News, News

Protests on Pitt’s campus continued Thursday afternoon, as students gathered in Towers lobby to organize a die-in to raise awareness for those who have died in police-related incidents.At 12:45 p.m., students trailed from Towers lobby to the Fifth Avenue side of Towers patio. They then laid down on the...

University administrators receive salary hikes

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Seven University officers have been approved for raises between 3.7 and 7 percent after the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the recommendations at a meeting Tuesday morning. The recommendations were made by former Chancellor Mark Nordenberg before he left office and current Chancellor Patrick...

Sabra or Asmar? Quick Zone offers both

Sabra or Asmar? Quick Zone offers both

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

November 24, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Forget pitas, hummus with a side of politics

Forget pitas, hummus with a side of politics

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

November 24, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The University will now offer an alternative hummus option on campus, one it hopes won’t leave a bitter taste for Pitt’s Students for Justice in Palestine.As part of the Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) Movement, which the internationally-based Palestinian Civil Society organized, the student...

Dunn and Keeler honored

Dunn and Keeler honored

By Courtesy of William Dunn and John T.S. Keeler

November 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Pittsburgh is LGBTQ-friendly

Pittsburgh is LGBTQ-friendly

By Aby Briner / Staff Illustrator

November 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, National News, News

Pitt faculty honored

Pitt faculty honored

By Lauren Wilson / For The Pitt News

November 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Very little of what students learn in the classroom may apply to real-life campaigning, at least according to Pitt political science professor William Dunn.Dunn is one of this year’s National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) fellows and a former policy analyst and speechwriter for Ronald Re...

Lazy days: Southern hospitality rules at Dixie schools

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

November 16, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Colleges across the country are diving into new recreational facilities — literally. While Pitt offers four on-campus fitness centers — Trees Hall, Baierl Student Recreation Center, Bellefield Hall and the newly renovated third floor of the William Pitt Union — universities south of Pennsylvania...

Pitt aims to change low diversity numbers

By Meagan Hart / Staff Writer

November 10, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chelsea Reyes may not come to Pitt. She’s worried it won’t prepare her for the real world. Reyes, a high school senior from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is currently applying to colleges and says that while she plans on applying to Pitt, she is leaning more towards New York University partly because of...

Law students struggle to find jobs post-graduation

Law students struggle to find jobs post-graduation

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, News

East coast law schools have varying statistics on post-grad job rates for students.

Pittsburgh law schools pass the bar

Pittsburgh law schools pass the bar

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, News

Pittsburgh’s universities continue to push out top law talent rising above the swarms of other students vying to add “juris doctor” to their title. While coming from a school with a plush ranking on the list helps, Pittsburgh’s legal experts and recruiters say applicants must bring personalit...

Pitt reaches number 42 on U.S. News & World Report for best global universities

By Kathy Zhao / Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Aside from being two digits in the local area code, the numbers “four” and “two” are a newfound source of pride for Pitt students.The U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural “Best Global Universities” list last week, with Pitt at spot No. 42 out of a total 500 universities. The r...

Business schools to create new scholarship

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Two new scholarships will be available for business students after a family-owned, Pittsburgh-based realty company donated $1 million to Pitt.The Howard Hanna family donated the money last week to the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration (CBA) to offer “nee...

Home for the in-staters

Home for the in-staters

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, National News, News, Specials, Specials / Homecoming2014

Where are in-state Pitt students from?

Where Yinz from?

Where Yinz from?

By Cristina Holtzer and Danielle Fox / The Pitt News Staff

October 24, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, National News, News, Specials, Specials / Homecoming2014

Danielle Quigley, a junior marketing major, quoted on students who say they are from “outside of Philly.”“I am from Northeast Philly. My neighborhood is called Lonsdale. When I got to Pitt and everyone kept saying they were from Philly, I was super frustrated. At first, I got really excited. I ...

Nordy’s Place

Nordy’s Place

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chancellor emeritus Mark Nordenberg tested out his new gift outside the Cathedral.

Nordenberg honored with place to sit back, relax

Nordenberg honored with place to sit back, relax

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said it’s an ominous feeling seeing your name etched into stone with dates next to it — but, on this day, it was for a celebration for the end of an era.  Pitt’s Staff Association Council and the University Senate honored Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg and hi...

Palestinian takeout on campus

Palestinian takeout on campus

By Nicole Gye / For The Pitt News

October 8, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, News

Notes of support were left on the counter of Conflict Kitchen.

Conflict Kitchen takes heat for discussion panel

Conflict Kitchen takes heat for discussion panel

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

October 8, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, News

Already one for consuming large portions of controversy, Schenley Plaza takeout restaurant Conflict Kitchen heard a mouthful of concerns from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and suffered the loss of a University Honors College sponsorship following its Palestinian discussion event.Since opening two years ...

Appreciation of the arts

Appreciation of the arts

By Courtesy of the University

October 2, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Musicians and dancers from the Indonesian College of Performing Arts in Bandung, West Java

Pitt launches Indonesian arts partnership

Pitt launches Indonesian arts partnership

By Danielle Fox / Assistant News Editor

October 2, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The University of Pittsburgh and the Indonesian College of Performing Arts in Bandung, West Java, will launch a partnership next Friday furthering the schools’ study of Indonesian music and culture.The University announced this week that Pitt’s Department of Music will host 20 administrators, sc...

Business school dean announces resignation

By Danielle Fox / Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

Dean John Delaney of Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration announced on Thursday that he plans to step down from his position.Delaney is stepping down because he believes organizations need new leadership to remain “fresh and vital.”“In light of the arriv...

Pitt fills student conduct officer role

By Conor McAteer / For The Pitt News

September 4, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

Pitt has a new Student Conduct Officer whom students will hopefully only meet on good terms. The Office of Student Affairs announced the appointment of Barbara Ruprecht as Student Conduct Officer last month. Ruprecht, who has served as interim Student Conduct Officer since January, will run disciplinar...

Mind, body and soul floor comes to WPU

Mind, body and soul floor comes to WPU

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

September 1, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

This year, students can study, work out, shower and still have time for peaceful prayer or reflection — all without leaving the William Pitt Union.Student Affairs finished renovations to the third floor of the Union on Aug. 15 — a change that will provide a new way for students to unite mind, body and soul, according to Dean of Students Kathy Humphrey.“After listening c...

Safer spirit wear: Pitt agrees to workers’ rights accord for apparel licensees

Safer spirit wear: Pitt agrees to workers’ rights accord for apparel licensees

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

August 25, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

After a year of student pressure, Pitt will require its apparel licensees to sign a legal document agreeing not to manufacture products in unsafe working environments.The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh aims to prevent accidents like the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory in Ap...

Pitt apparel

Pitt apparel

By Bobby Mizia / Visual Editor

August 25, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

Pitt announced Friday, August 22 that they planned to sign the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building safety and will require all apparel licensees to do the same. 

Welcome Back: Getting to know Pitt’s next Chancellor

Welcome Back: Getting to know Pitt’s next Chancellor

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014


Filed under Administration, News, Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014

For Patrick D. Gallagher, taking on the role as Pitt’s chancellor will be like freshman year all over again.The Pitt alumnus said the coming school year will hold much of the same excitement and anxieties felt by many students during their first year of college: new peers, a new school to navigate and a n...

Welcome Back: Nordenberg gives double-support for affirmative action

By Dale Shoemaker / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014


Filed under Administration, News, Specials, Specials / Welcomeback2014

If affirmative action initiatives are meant to increase opportunities for minority groups, then Pitt has done so twofold. In an unprecedented move, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg selected two Pitt groups, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Career Education and Enhancement ...

Tuition increase approved for next term

By Cristina Holtzer / News editor

July 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

During the upcoming academic year, Pitt students will pay an average of 3.3 percent more in tuition because of University-wide fee increases approved at a Board of Trustees meeting held July 18.The board’s executive committee agreed on a $1.97 billion budget for the fiscal year that started on Jul...

Board of Trustees names Nordenberg chancellor emeritus at final meeting

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

June 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

The University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg as chancellor emeritus at Nordenberg’s final board meeting on Friday, June 20.Nordenberg will become chancellor emeritus — an honorary title for prolonged service to the University — on the day he steps down from his...

Not so fast: Nordenberg to remain at Pitt in new role

Not so fast: Nordenberg to remain at Pitt in new role

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

June 17, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

Chancellor Nordenberg may be stepping down from his role as chancellor, but he won’t be leaving Pitt any time soon.Ken Service, vice chancellor for communications, said in a statement released June 16 that Nordenberg has been selected to be the chairman of the Institute of Politics, a new position ...

Board of Trustees nominates two new members

By Mahita Gajanan / Managing Editor

June 13, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

Pitt’s Board of Trustees Nominating Committee named two Pitt community members as new candidates for membership on the board.During a 10-minute conference call meeting Friday morning in Posvar Hall, the Committee nominated Jane Bilewicz Allred and James P. Covert as the board’s new candidates.Additiona...

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

By Danielle Fox / Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

When Sandra Saba found out the University did not rehire her favorite professor, Bobbie Jo Duffy, she began demanding answers from Pitt’s administration about transparency. Saba asked for better treatment of adjuncts and, above all, the return of Duffy to the American Sign Language department.Duffy worked...

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