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Gallagher officially installed as Chancellor

Gallagher officially installed as Chancellor

By Alex Leighton / Staff Writer

March 1, 2015

Patrick Gallagher’s long wait finally came to an end with his official installation as Pitt’s 18th chancellor by the Board of Trustees.Although Gallagher assumed the role of chancellor in August, he was officially inaugurated almost seven months later, during the Honors Convocation in the Carnegie M...

Board of Trustees grants new authority, officially installs Humphrey

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2015

The Student Affairs Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees can now recommend mandatory fee increases directly to the Budget Committee.At its public meeting in the William Pitt Union on Feb. 27, the Board of Trustees, which meets at least three times a year, approved a resolution unanimously to grant the...

SEIU Panel

SEIU Panel

By Heather Tennant / Staff Photographer

February 27, 2015

Service workers demand higher wages at panel

Service workers demand higher wages at panel

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 27, 2015

They talked and, later, chanted, but they knew it wasn’t enough.Roughly 200 service workers — including janitors, security guards, fast food workers, students, professors and community members — gathered in the O’Hara Student Center on Thursday at 5 p.m. to hear a panel of workers and experts di...

Pitt Sailing Club

Pitt Sailing Club

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

February 26, 2015

Club sports respond to allocations changes

Club sports respond to allocations changes

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

When family members of the Pitt women’s club soccer team open up their mailboxes this semester, they’re going to find more than just bills and catalogs. Because of a significant change in club sports funding, the team has implemented a letter-writing campaign asking team members’ family and fr...

Vaccination Statistics

Vaccination Statistics

By Alexandra Ryan / Production Manager

February 25, 2015

Take a shot: Students, professionals debate vaccines

Take a shot: Students, professionals debate vaccines

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Debilitating headache. Sore throat. Five hour naps. The works. For Colleen Hilla, being sick is a perpetual cycle.Hilla gets the flu annually, among other seasonal ailments, and she doesn’t get vaccinated for it because of a bad experience with flu shots in third grade.  “I’ve had the flu every year...

Pitt launches crowdfunding platform

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 24, 2015

Pitt’s Global Public Health Brigades has turned to crowdfunding and selling dates with its members to raise money for a trip to Honduras this summer.“We’re still relatively unknown,” said Alex LaMonaca, a molecular biology and neuroscience double major. “Crowdfunding is definitely more profitable...

Daly family

Daly family

February 22, 2015

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