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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

Family, friends honor late Pitt student

Family, friends honor late Pitt student

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

February 22, 2015

George Daly couldn’t sing well, his friends say, but he loved to anyway.His favorite song to sing, according to his friends, was Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” even though he hardly knew any of the words.“It was a lot of mumbling the parts he didn’t know, and yelling the parts he di...

Pitt service workers rally for change

Pitt service workers rally for change

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2015

The microphone froze.At 7 p.m. Thursday night, it was two degrees in Oakland, and, despite a wind chill advisory from Pittsburgh news station WTAE, roughly 100 Pitt service workers, students and council members gathered on the sidewalk in front of David Lawrence Hall to rally for fair wages and cheaper hea...

Board makes progress on new website, students react

By Abbey Reighard and Marjorie Tolsdorf / The Pitt News Staff

February 19, 2015

The Student Government Board is rolling out its new website, which it says will have less virtual clutter and more room for comment.  SGB President Graeme Meyer said he expects to finish the new website this weekend. Meyer started thinking about many of the ideas for the new site when he was a Board m...

Pitt ranked among top universities

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 16, 2015

Pitt has been ranked as the 29th best public university in the United States, according to a study released Thursday by American City Business Journals. The ACBJ pulled raw data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the five-year version of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Comm...

Chancellor Gallagher sends memo on sexual assault

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2015

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher issued a memo on Friday to Pitt’s faculty and staff addressing his and the University’s position on sexual assault and violence.In the email, Gallagher said “sexual violence has no place” at Pitt. He announced a new online program called Preventing Discrimination...

Wesley Posvar

Wesley Posvar

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February 12, 2015

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