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The Garage Door Saloon on Atwood Street.

Garage Door Saloon civil cases ongoing, City withdraws violations

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
According to Mark Welshonse, the owner of South Side Sin City Inc. and Garage Door Saloon, the civil case against Neal Scoratow, the building’s landlord, is still undergoing depositions, while the landlord’s civil case against the bar owner was dropped.
Last Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly talks community engaged scholarship, new budget model

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer May 17, 2022
Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear and Vice President Kris Kanthak discussed two documents intended to help Pitt become more equitable and uplift marginalized communities at last week’s meeting. Kanthak said the provost’s recommendations in the documents “give credit” to those who haven’t received it before.
Keisha Blain, Pitt associate professor of history.

‘I am absolutely thrilled’: Pitt professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 22, 2022
Keisha Blain, an associate professor in the Department of History, and Yona Harvey, a poet and Pitt associate professor in the department of English, were one of the 180 individuals awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Cathedral of Learning seen from Schenley Plaza.

‘Disappointing’: Pitt releases inaugural ESG report after several months’ delay

By Allison Radziwon, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Pitt released the ESG report for its $5.6 billion endowment to provide “greater clarity” on how ESG factors are applied to decisions on investments. Pitt delayed the release from December until March. The Consolidated Endowment Fund is governed by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees and managed by the Office of Finance.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher smiles during an interview in the Cathedral of Learning.

Exclusive: Gallagher reflects on tenure, decision to step down

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022
There’s not necessarily a “natural moment” to announce you want to step away from leading a $2 billion research university, according to Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.
A Pitt employee works in a Cathedral office last Tuesday.

Pitt reimagines office space as nearly half of staff members work remotely

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022
Roughly half of Pitt’s more than 7,000 employees now work remotely at least part of the week — a sea change in how the University does business, according to a top Pitt official.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordys Place on Tuesday night.

SGB says goodbye at last meeting of the year

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
Student Government Board’s last public meeting of the year featured tearful goodbyes and well wishes for the future. President Harshitha Ramanan began the meeting by announcing she had no official business to cover.
Walnut Capital advertisements in South Oakland.

‘Very impressed’: Walnut Capital, residents reflect on Oakland Crossings revisions

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2022
With zoning changes for developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings project heading back to Pittsburgh City Council, president Todd Reidbord said the changes were a compromise between the company and City officials.
A student writes chemistry problems.

Students express mixed reactions to return of in-person finals

By Trevor Weinstock, For The Pitt News April 19, 2022
Finals season is no one’s favorite time of year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed students to see other options for final exams. Many still have the option of in-person or online finals next week.
Drew White, a senior majoring in supply chain management and business information systems, in the Cathedral of Learning.

Graduating seniors say goodbye to a complicated college experience

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2022
Many graduating seniors experienced a range of ups and downs throughout their college years, thanks largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has reshaped the college experience for seniors who are now preparing to graduate in less than two weeks.
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