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How Pitt is choosing to reduce, reuse and re-wear

How Pitt is choosing to reduce, reuse and re-wear

By Amanda Zelnis, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2020

Blue bins, green bins and black bins — oh my. With so many ways to dispose of waste on campus, it can be hard to believe that Pitt didn’t start recycling until 1990. Now, 30 years later, there are even more bins popping up on campus.

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Pitt Dining will have to make a decision in the next few months — not on a menu, but on who gets to make the menus.

Heinz Chapel holds MLK Interfaith Service

Heinz Chapel holds MLK Interfaith Service

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

At Heinz Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening, worshippers of different faiths sat in the same pews and celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Analysis: Comparing Pitt’s current Ballard Spahr spending with pre-unionization

Analysis: Comparing Pitt’s current Ballard Spahr spending with pre-unionization

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Since the graduate and faculty union campaigns launched in 2016, Pitt has paid more than $1.3 million to “union avoidance” legal giant Ballard Spahr — an average of $328,000 per year.

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds teach-in

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds teach-in

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

January 21, 2020

The Pittsburgh Against Facism in India Teach-in was held to educate people on India's current political state.

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

Sorority recruitment comes to an end with chants and special outfits

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Spring sorority recruitment is a two-weekend process that ran from Jan. 10-12 and Jan. 16-18 this year, ending with Bid Day on Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

Brazilian carnaval meets coding in Oakland

Brazilian carnaval meets coding in Oakland

By Nathan Fitchett, For The Pitt News

January 20, 2020

Carnaval in Brazil features women in headdresses, extravagant floats and huge parades. But Pitt’s Coding Carnival featured dancing robots, masks and necklaces with binary code.

Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue

Pitt student dead after being hit by Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

January 18, 2020

A Pitt student died after being struck by a Port Authority bus Saturday afternoon.

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

Gallagher announces further steps to prevent sexual misconduct

By Rebecca Johnson, Benjamin Nigrosh, and Jon Moss

January 16, 2020

Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced in a Thursday press release and at the Thursday afternoon Senate Council meeting that the University is expanding its community-driven response to prevent sexual misconduct.

Senate Council urges community members to engage with next Plan For Pitt

Senate Council urges community members to engage with next Plan For Pitt

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Pitt administration entered the new year with a resolution in mind — gathering input from as many people across campus as possible.

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