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SGB works to strengthen neighborhood relations

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2015

Pitt’s Student Government Board wants students to be good neighbors. In light of a recent city initiative against overcrowding in Pittsburgh housing, Pitt’s Student Government Board is developing an off-campus student association to serve as a bridge between students, their neighbors and commun...

Local heavyweights ally for health data research

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2015

The vision is simple, UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff said.Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC are teaming up to collect health data and improve health care  through the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.The goal of the alliance, the three said, is to use health data to provide more speci...

Dean search committee to form this fall

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2015

Pitt’s search for a new dean of students will start early next fall, according to Ken Service, vice chancellor for communications.Pitt’s typical cycle for searches for deans of students, Service said in an email Monday, begins “in the mid-to-late fall.” Pitt plans to follow that cycle for Kath...

Overcrowding a focus in Oakland

Overcrowding a focus in Oakland

By Aby Briner / Staff Illustrator

March 15, 2015

Home, sweet zone: City officials crack down on overcrowding

Home, sweet zone: City officials crack down on overcrowding

By Elizabeth Lepro / Staff Writer

March 15, 2015

Kenneth Ward, Brian Sugarmann and two other roommates have lived comfortably in a four-bedroom apartment on McKee Place for the past two years. No one sleeps on the floor, the furniture and belongings aren’t crammed up next to each other. Nothing has fallen into disrepair. “I think you’...

Water main break affects eight University buildings

March 6, 2015

A water main break on campus has affected eight University buildings, effectively canceling classes in seven of them.Crews are working to fix the problem, according to spokesman John Fedele. A power outage has affected Clapp, Langley, Crawford, Alumni Hall, Life Science, Music and SIS buildings.The o...

Malandro named Innovation Institute director

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2015

Provost Patricia Beeson has appointed Marc Malandro to lead Pitt’s Innovation Institute as its founding director.Malandro, formerly the interim director, was named to the position this week after a year-long search. The search, Malandro said, included a University search committee and an outside profess...

Students lobby for affordable tuition

By Lauren Wilson / Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

After sitting through an unexpected six-hour-long bus ride to the state Capitol Building, Pitt advocates had to be quick on their feet as they pushed for more commonwealth education funding.Two coach buses full of students, administrators and alumni took Wednesday off for Pitt Day in Harrisburg, an annual ev...

Pitt students address sexual assault through art

By Jessica Iacullo / Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Two Pitt graduate students are combating sexual assault on college campuses, armed with a paper chain that could one day span the height of the Cathedral of Learning.  The chain is made out of colored paper stapled together to create links, similar to the decorative chains one might find hanging in a...

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

By Nicole Gye / Staff Photographer

March 1, 2015

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