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Families discuss hazing prevention in “Turning Tragedy into Progress”

Families discuss hazing prevention in “Turning Tragedy into Progress”

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

1:17 am

Several hundred Pitt community members gathered in the Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium on Monday night for “Turning Tragedy into Progress” — an anti-hazing presentation featuring Evelyn Piazza and Rae Ann Gruver.

Examining Pitt Day of Giving 2020 guidelines

Examining Pitt Day of Giving 2020 guidelines

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

1:00 am

Tuesday is the fourth annual Pitt Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising event which encourages students, faculty, staff, family and alumni to donate to various organizations within the University. This year, some changes have been made to how it’s run.

Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning

Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

12:11 am

The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition is currently staging a sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning lobby, in an effort to convince Pitt to stop investing some of its $4.3 billion endowment in the fossil fuel industry.

Your guide to the 2020 SGB elections

Your guide to the 2020 SGB elections

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

12:11 am

With the nation hotly debating the Democratic primary for the presidency, undergraduate students have the opportunity today to choose a leader much closer to home — the president and board members of Pitt’s Student Government Board.

Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

February 21, 2020

Midterm season is approaching, meaning plenty of students will be staying overnight in campus buildings to get extra studying in. Some have decided to rally for divestment while they’re at.  The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition began occupying space in the Cathedral of Learning’s lobby Friday at noon ...

Black History Month events focus on past, present, future of black life

Black History Month events focus on past, present, future of black life

By Grace Giglio, For The Pitt News

February 20, 2020

The organizers of this year’s Black History Month celebrations decided to honor the first and only black speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by naming the festivities after K. Leroy Irvis.

Hydroponics in Homewood: Pitt students at the farm next door

Hydroponics in Homewood: Pitt students at the farm next door

By Priya Ray, For The Pitt News

February 19, 2020

Besides numerous health benefits, produce such as kale, lettuce and parsley all share one thing in common — Pitt Hydroponics club has already farmed enough of these vegetables to overflow local food pantries.

Two bomb threats made at Five Guys in three days

Two bomb threats made at Five Guys in three days

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 19, 2020

City and Pitt police responded to two similar phoned-in bomb threats at the Five Guys location on Bouquet Street on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Faculty, students and community members gathered on Tuesday afternoon to hear Daina Ramey Berry discuss her new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States.”

Labor board to hold hearing on proposed grad union ruling

Labor board to hold hearing on proposed grad union ruling

By Neena Hagen and Jon Moss

February 18, 2020

Graduate students now have to wait until at least the end of May to see whether they will be granted a second chance to form a union.

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