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Grad union organizers hold demonstration on sky bridge

Grad union organizers hold demonstration on sky bridge

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Grad union organizers pressed paper letters against the windows of the Forbes Avenue sky bridge Wednesday afternoon.

Pitt Law alum to be first female Chester County district attorney

Pitt Law alum to be first female Chester County district attorney

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

December 4, 2019

A Pitt law alum, Deb Ryan, recently defeated Mike Noone in the Chester County District Attorney's race. She will be the first woman to serve in this role.

Pitt removes administrators, retirees from faculty union eligibility

Pitt removes administrators, retirees from faculty union eligibility

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Faculty union organizers have argued since June that Pitt deliberately inflated its list of 4,018 union-eligible faculty with hundreds of retirees and administrators in order to derail unionization efforts.

Elevate Meal Plan offers new meal plan with local restaurants

Elevate Meal Plan offers new meal plan with local restaurants

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

A new company, Elevate Meal Plan, is coming to Pitt to provide a different kind of meal plan for students.

Pitt professor appointed to higher education association board

Pitt professor appointed to higher education association board

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

December 2, 2019

Gina Garcia, a faculty member in Pitt’s school of education, will serve on the board of directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education until 2021.

Pitt preparing for phase 2 of Bigelow reconstruction

Pitt preparing for phase 2 of Bigelow reconstruction

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss

December 2, 2019

The usually long line of cars on Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes and Fifth avenues has been replaced with a steady chorus of excavators, dump trucks and other heavy machinery.

Pitt answers call for new halal food option

Pitt answers call for new halal food option

By Janine Faust and Emily Wolfe

November 22, 2019

Waffles. Pasta. A bagel before class every now and then.  When first-year Zainab Akhtar was choosing a dining plan, she said, Muslim friends advised her to get as few swipes as possible, because Market didn’t have much for people who choose to eat halal food.  "They have vegetarian options, but ...

Thriftsburgh critically low on student donations

Thriftsburgh critically low on student donations

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Thriftsburgh, the University's student-run thrift store, is critically low on men's, gender neutral and plus size clothing.

Police blotter: Nov. 14-21

Police blotter: Nov. 14-21

By News Editors

November 22, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 19. 1:19 p.m. The Pitt Stop on Forbes Avenue reported the theft of sweatshirts.

Pitt offers new practice spaces after Posvar ban

Pitt offers new practice spaces after Posvar ban

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Pitt offered several student dance groups new practice spaces this week following outcry over a letter sent out last Friday banning them from practicing in Posvar Hall.

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