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SGB Inauguration

SGB Inauguration

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

January 14, 2015

My Pitt Email service allows for alias addresses

By Harrison Kaminsky / News Editor

January 8, 2015

When picking a professional email address, it’s all in the name. As of Dec. 21, students, staff and faculty can personalize their Pitt email addresses with aliases, or an “additional email address that people can use to send email messages to you at Pitt,” according to Pitt’s Computing Service...

Power problems force students out of William Pitt Union

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

January 6, 2015

An emergency power outage forced the William Pitt Union to close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to WPU management.The backup generator, also known as life-safety generator, powers the fire alarm system and the emergency lighting if the main generator were to malfunction, University spokesman John Fedele said....

Honors college scholarship supports previously unawarded students

By Meagan Hart / Staff Writer

January 6, 2015

For most of her time at Pitt, Sara Clark juggled tuition payments without the grace of University scholarships.Clark depended on work-study funds and loan-based grants while meagerly rationing money that a great-aunt had saved up for her. Then, last year, the University Honors College awarded Clark, now a...

Retiree Roundup: Pitt seeks new University leaders

By Emily Ahlin / Staff Writer

January 5, 2015

As the University community begins a new year and Patrick Gallgher starts his second semester as Chancellor, some of Pitt’s senior leaders will start new stages of their lives.Rush Miller, director of the University Library System, and Jerome Cochran, executive vice chancellor, announced last year that ...

Polar Vortex 2015?

Polar Vortex 2015?

By Aby Briner / Staff Illustrator

January 5, 2015

Salt Savior: Students dread cold, University prepared

Salt Savior: Students dread cold, University prepared

By Elizabeth Lepro / For The Pitt News

January 5, 2015

For students like Ellen Ross, living in deep South Oakland during last year’s “polar vortex” meant long underwear — and lots of it. “I did stay in a lot more instead of going to hang with people or party, because I just didn’t want to go back outside,” said Ross, a junior neuroscience ...

December graduates get a jump on the job market

By Aileen Ryan / Staff Writer

January 5, 2015

For Pitt alumna Brittney Ferrone, graduating early saved her thousands of dollars and allowed her enter the job market early. Ferrone, who majored in rehabilitation science, graduated a semester early in December 2013. It was easier to acquire a job, she said, because she wasn’t competing with he...

“We are white girls…”

By Photo Courtesy of Linsey Eldridge

December 24, 2014

Students urge Pitt to get real, remove diversity campaign

Students urge Pitt to get real, remove diversity campaign

By Dale Shoemaker and Abbey Reighard / The Pitt News Staff

December 23, 2014

After 794 students signed a petition on Change.org, Residence Life removed a set of posters for a diversity campaign on Dec. 12 that it hung in the lobby of Tower B.The diversity campaign, which included large posters featuring students' photos and quotes dispelling stereotypes they felt they faced, was sta...

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