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Former Steelers quarterback, Pitt team up for startup

By Harrison Kaminsky / News Editor

January 29, 2015

Charlie Batch’s Pittsburgh heroics started with his game-winning drive for the Steelers in 2012. Now, he looks to take that sports fame off of the field and into the doctor’s office.Impellia, a Pittsburgh-based sports medicine startup led by now-retired quarterback Batch, has partnered with Pitt to develop...

Student Government Board

Student Government Board

By Meghan Sunners / Staff Photographer

January 28, 2015

SGB revamps website, announces new adviser

SGB revamps website, announces new adviser

By Emily Ahlin / Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Pitt’s Student Government Board unveiled a new website and a new adviser at last night’s public meeting.In its third public meeting of the semester, SGB announced Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life Steve Anderson as the new SGB adviser, as well as an overhaul of the Board’s previous...

Lupe Fiasco to perform at Pitt

Lupe Fiasco to perform at Pitt

By Photo courtesy of Lupe Fiasco's Facebook page

January 26, 2015

Students, faculty debate value of gen-eds

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

January 26, 2015

Freshman Chad Boronky enrolled in Pitt’s College of Business Administration this fall to learn about information systems and supply chains. But now, in his second semester, he finds himself in a class about volcanoes and tectonic plates.CBA has general education requirements for students, as do the re...

Pitt starts online child abuse prevention program

By Dale Shoemaker

January 22, 2015

Twenty-three days after Act 31 took effect in Pennsylvania, Pitt’s School of Social Work has announced a free, comprehensive, online training program to help prevent child abuse.The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center developed the course in conjunction with the School of Social Work in response to the...

Who’s it gonna be?

Who's it gonna be?

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2015

Provost Patricia Beeson will announce details on filling the position of Dean of Students once they’re available, according to Ken Service.Kenyon Bonner, who has served as director of student life for the past 11 years and associate dean of students for the past seven, has been named interim vice p...

Haller Foundation Presents Katz with $5 million donation

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2015

A $5 million gift from the Henry E. Haller Jr. Foundation to Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration will fund the schools’ “most critical issues.”The foundation, based in Pittsburgh, will give the money to Katz in $1 million installments over the...

Chancellor Gallagher appoints Kathy Humphrey as senior vice chancellor

By Harrison Kaminsky / News Editor

January 14, 2015

Kathy Humphrey will assume the role of senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff at Pitt after nine years as vice provost and dean of students.  Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Humphrey’s appointment today and said in a statement that Humphrey will oversee “internal and external re...

In it for the long haul: Incoming Board holds first public meeting

In it for the long haul: Incoming Board holds first public meeting

By Abbey Reighard / Assistant News Editor

January 14, 2015

At their first meeting together,  the Student Government Board worked quickly and appointed two Board members to new positions during the Board’s 20-minute debut. In two separate unanimous votes, the Board appointed Board member Matt Sykes as vice president and chief of finance, and Natalie Dall...

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