The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A student speaks during the Student Government Board public meeting this Tuesday in Nordy’s Place.

SGB discusses new bill, in-state tuition

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2023
Student Government Board introduced a new elections bill and discussed in-state tuition and the influx of allocations requests at their Tuesday’s meeting.
Candles arranged in the shape of the Star of David under the tent at Schenley Plaza on Friday.

Candlelight vigil commemorates hostages taken, lives lost in Israel

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer November 12, 2023
A display of 1,500 electric candles arranged in a Star of David formation illuminated the tent in Schenley Plaza on Friday and Saturday night as Jewish students and community members celebrated the start and end of Shabbat through song, food and drinks.
Deena Eldaour, an organizer of the rally, speaks at the protest calling for an immediate end to the siege on Gaza on CMU’s campus on Thursday afternoon.

Student walkout, rally shows support for Palestine

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2023
About 200 people participated in a walkout called “Shut it Down for Palestine” to show support for Palestinians on Thursday afternoon. Students and community members met at the “Walking to the Sky” sculpture on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to hear speakers voice their thoughts on the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinians.
A depiction of email phishing.

Pitt IT implements new measures to prevent phishing attacks

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor November 5, 2023
In light of a recent barrage of phishing and scam emails sent to student and faculty accounts, Pitt IT is implementing new security measures to help curb the problem.
The outside entrance to The Eatery in Litchfield Towers.

‘It is literally DIY your own meal’: Students with dietary restrictions struggle finding food on campus

By Emily Handrahan, Staff Writer October 27, 2023
Eating on campus is often trickier for students with allergies or dietary restrictions like Jeremy Matloub, a first-year computer science major who is lactose intolerant. Oftentimes, he gives up when trying to find quality foods that meet his needs.
One of the Towers on Pitt’s campus.

Frequent fire alarms disrupt daily life for Tower B residents

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer October 27, 2023
The issue of frequently activated fire alarms in Tower B has caused disruption for its residents since the beginning of the semester.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Faculty, staff student loan assistance program guides employees toward reduced monthly payments, loan forgiveness

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer October 25, 2023
When Adam Winner received the letter telling him his remaining student loans were forgiven, he described the feeling as “a huge weight lifted off [his] shoulders.
Holland Hall in the Schenley Quadrangle.

‘Really fun, really scary’: Haunted Holland and Nightmare in the Quad presents Halloween themed activities for students

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer October 24, 2023
Students huddled together in fearful anticipation as they weaved through the underground tunnels of the Schenley Quad, awaiting jumpscares from Holland Hall RAs dressed in frightening Halloween attire on Friday night.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.

Pittsburgh Architecture Week spotlights iconic Oakland buildings

By Andrew McLaughlin, Staff Writer October 20, 2023
This year, AIA Pittsburgh conducted its inaugural Pittsburgh Architecture Week from Oct. 6-13 to foster appreciation for regional architecture through a variety of programs throughout the city.
Israel Peace Rally participants gather in a circle draped in Israeli flags to sing prayers in Schenley Plaza on Monday evening.

Different student groups rally in Schenley for Israel, Palestine in wake of recent attacks

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer October 10, 2023
Over 100 students rallied in Schenley Plaza to show their support for Israel following recent attacks by militant group Hamas just outside of Gaza. Later in the evening, another group of students also rallied in response to show their support of Palestine.
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