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College of General studies moves to Posvar Hall

College of General studies moves to Posvar Hall

By Macie Ellis / Staff Writer

May 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

Students in the College of General Studies will report to a new location for classes next semester.The College of General Studies is moving to the first floor of Posvar Hall. Sherry Miller Brown, director for the college’s McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success, said the move will give the c...

Science classrooms get a makeover

By Ilya Yashin / For The Pitt News

May 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

David Nero is flipping a space this fall, but it isn’t a house. It’s his classroom, and it’s not in the way you’re thinking. Nero and other professors at Pitt are swapping the traditional sequence of instruction to help students better learn the material. In a “flipped classroom,” student...

Faster than a Ferrari: student-built car gears up for last race

Faster than a Ferrari: student-built car gears up for last race

By Brad Hanlon / For The Pitt News

May 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

In three seconds, Jonathan Powers accelerated from zero to 50 mph. “It’s like a rocketship,” Powers said of the car’s takeoff. Powers, a junior mechanical engineering major, is a driver for the Panther Racing Club, otherwise known as Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Every yea...

University fees to increase

By Cristina Holtzer / News editor

May 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

This fall, students at Pitt’s main and Titusville campuses could be paying more money in fees to the University.The Student Affairs Committee met Monday to propose raising semesterly fees, including the main campus Wellness fee from $85 to $105 and the Graduate and Professional Activity fee from $...

Chelsea Handler autographs books at University Store

Chelsea Handler autographs books at University Store

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

May 10, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

At the front of a line of people snaked around the entire University Store on Fifth Saturday afternoon was Chelsea Handler, comedian, author and TV host, signing copies of her new book Uganda Be Kidding Me.Handler came to Pitt to promote her book before her stand-up comedy show at Consol Energy Center ...

Renovations approved for David Lawrence Hall

Renovations approved for David Lawrence Hall

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

May 6, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

A project to renovate David Lawrence Hall, Pitt’s largest classroom building, will begin this summer.According to a University press release, Pitt’s Property and Facilities Committee approved a more than $7 million project to renovate the building last week. The committee is responsible for approvin...

Students fight to bring Islamic courses back

By Elizabeth Furiga / Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

Pitt students will have four fewer opportunities to learn about the Islamic faith this fall, and some are worried that this will lead to Muslim stereotypes going unquestioned. During the upcoming fall semester, Pitt will no longer offer any of the four previously available classes that focused solely ...

Pitt basketball player faces indefinite suspension following arrest

By Raechelle Landers / Staff Writer

April 30, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

Derrick Randall, a Pitt basketball player, faces an indefinite suspension from the team after being arrested for driving while intoxicated on Tuesday on Rutgers University’s campus.Randall, 24, was also charged with the possession and use of a controlled dangerous substance, according to a report in th...

Finals Edition: Legacy status an added bonus for college students

By Chris Puzia / Staff Writer

April 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

When Jamie Cooper was applying to colleges, she had a decision to make: whether or not she would consider Pitt simply because her family’s two preceding generations attended the school.Pitt accepted her application, and she enrolled at Pitt over her other top choice, Virginia Tech. While her family encou...

Finals Edition: Pitt students find young love during years in Oakland

Finals Edition: Pitt students find young love during years in Oakland

By Kathleen Fennell / Staff Writer

April 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

Amy Longworth met her fiancé, Killian Byrne, in her first class at Pitt, Renaissance in England. Longworth was studying abroad at Pitt from Exeter University in England. Longworth, who graduated from Exeter University in July 2013 with a degree in English literature, said she and Byrne have been tog...

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

By Danielle Fox / Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

When Sandra Saba found out the University did not rehire her favorite professor, Bobbie Jo Duffy, she began demanding answers from Pitt’s administration about transparency. Saba asked for better treatment of adjuncts and, above all, the return of Duffy to the American Sign Language department.Duffy worked...

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