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Third annual “March for Peace” comes to Oakland

Third annual “March for Peace” comes to Oakland

By Rachel Romac, For The Pitt News

October 6, 2019

The third annual March for Peace, organized by the Thomas Merton Center — a peace and social justice center based in Garfield — traveled through the streets of Oakland on Saturday to speak out about local companies’ and universities’ roles in the global military industrial complex.

LGBTQ+ student leaders hope to create student center

LGBTQ+ student leaders hope to create student center

By Charlotte Pearse, For The Pitt News

October 6, 2019

The center is still in the early stages of planning, but leaders involved said it would ideally include a common lounge area and at least one official staff member trained to deal with LGBTQ+ specific issues.

Pitt police investigating two burglary reports on Melwood

Pitt police investigating two burglary reports on Melwood

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

October 4, 2019

Two residents of the 300 block of Melwood Avenue reported a burglary or attempted burglary at their respective homes Thursday night.

Student workers offer opinions on increase in minimum wage

Student workers offer opinions on increase in minimum wage

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Students taking at least six credits per semester are eligible for employment through the university. However, not every student is satisfied with the university's decision to pay minimum wage to students.

Police officer acquitted on 5 of 6 counts from October incident

Police officer acquitted on 5 of 6 counts from October incident

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 3, 2019

A 47-year-old white police officer was found guilty in a non-jury trial Monday on one of the six charges.

Police blotter: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

Police blotter: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

By News Editors

October 3, 2019

The Pitt News collates and publishes the Pitt police’s media crime log on a weekly basis.

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

To combat rising mental health issues, Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities that it's sponsoring this year for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Member of Central Park Five discusses wrongful incarceration

Member of Central Park Five discusses wrongful incarceration

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park Five, spoke about wrongful incarceration to a packed crowd Tuesday night.

Former Pa. governors talk impeachment, white supremacy

Former Pa. governors talk impeachment, white supremacy

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Former Pennsylvania governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell discussed the current political climate Tuesday night.

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Last night’s Student Government Board meeting tied up many loose ends from prior meetings.

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