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Pitt students, faculty express concerns over City arrest in unmarked van

Plainclothes police in an unmarked van arrested Matthew Cartier, a protest marshal helping to clear traffic for the Black Lives Matter march through Oakland, outside of Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 21, 2020

For Eric Macadangdang, the arrest of a protest marshal by City police officers outside Pitt’s Barco Law Building last Saturday is a safety concern for all Pitt students.

All social, no distancing: Parties in Oakland continue amid ongoing pandemic

Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Nathan Fitchett and Martha Layne

August 21, 2020

Before almost entirely online classes started Wednesday, large social gatherings among students gained the attention of concerned students, parents, community members and Pitt administrators.

Pitt student pleads guilty to three counts after racist, threatening messages

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2020

Pitt student Ethan Kozak pled guilty to three criminal counts Thursday in a case related to a series of racist and threatening messages he sent in summer 2019.

Students celebrate 100th Lantern Night from a distance

First-year students were given LED lanterns to display in their windows to celebrate the 100th annual Lantern Night.

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer

August 21, 2020

Lantern Night, one of Pitt’s oldest traditions, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year looked quite different as first-year students placed LED candles in their dorm windows.

Police blotter: Aug. 13 – Aug. 19

Police blotter: Aug. 13 - Aug. 19

By News Editors

August 20, 2020

Disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and more in this week’s police blotter.

ICYMI: Summer news recap

ICYMI: Summer news recap

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 20, 2020

Here’s a guide to some of the biggest stories at Pitt from over the summer that don’t directly relate to the coronavirus.

Meet the editors: News

Ashton Crawley, Rebecca Johnson and Martha Layne are the news editors at The Pitt News.

By Ashton Crawley, Rebecca Johnson, and Martha Layne

August 20, 2020

At the news desk, our team of three editors and 20 reporters is always looking to find and tell important, compelling and relevant stories.

Swanson engineers a path for fall semester

Pitt’s Benedum Hall houses the Swanson School of Engineering.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Although Pitt is implementing the new [email protected] teaching model, which allows students to experience classes “in person, remotely, synchronously or asynchronously,” it is unclear when in-person classes will begin.

Keeping the humanities ‘human’: A look ahead at Dietrich’s fall semester

Keeping the humanities ‘human’: A look ahead at Dietrich’s fall semester

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Despite the unprecedented circumstances for academia, Gayle Rogers said Pitt’s faculty members have adapted their curriculums to non-traditional learning spaces before and are ready to do it again.

5 Greek life chapters placed on interim suspension

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

August 19, 2020

Five Greek life chapters were placed on “Interim Suspension of Registration” on Wednesday after allegedly violating the University’s Health and Safety Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct and the Fraternity and Sorority Guidelines.

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