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Pittsburgh City Council’s Committee on Public Works held a meeting Wednesday to discuss several subjects, including a proposed ordinance to establish traffic regulations for the Spin scooters.

Pittsburgh City Council takes step toward stricter scooter regulations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 17, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council preliminarily passed an ordinance regulating Spin scooters on Wednesday. The ordinance requires scooter users to abide by certain traffic laws, such as a registered speed limit and specific parking rules.
Police Blotter: Sept. 9 - Sept. 16

Police Blotter: Sept. 9 – Sept. 16

By News Editors September 17, 2021
Laundry theft, stolen road signs and one liquor law violation in this week’s police blotter.
A protest in solidarity with students fighting against the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln took place Tuesday evening in front of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.

Students protest Fiji fraternity in solidarity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 15, 2021
Pittsburgh Alliance for Revolutionary Youth organized a protest Tuesday in solidarity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in their fight against the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Under 10 people attended the protest.
Sen. Bob Casey gave a virtual lecture Monday titled “Disability Policy: Beyond the Pandemic” about the effects of COVID-19 on the disabled community, monitored by Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg.

‘We must do better’: Sen. Bob Casey talks disability policy and COVID-19

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer September 14, 2021
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., gave a virtual lecture Monday about the effects of COVID-19 on the disabled community, titled “Disability Policy: Beyond the Pandemic,” as part of the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy.
Adam Garvin, a junior mechanical engineering major at Pitt, passed away Aug. 28 in a motorcycle accident on Route 366.

‘We were family’: Pitt student Adam Garvin remembered as a loving, caring friend

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
Katrina Taliani said Adam Garvin was the type of person who was comfortable around others and made friends easily. Garvin, a junior mechanical engineering major, passed away Aug. 28 in a motorcycle accident on Route 366.
The Swanson School of Engineering hosted its annual blood drive at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall auditorium on Tuesday in partnership with Vitalant, a nonprofit blood donation organization.

Swanson School of Engineering continues blood drive series to support shortages

By Donata Massimiani, For The Pitt News September 9, 2021
The Swanson School of Engineering hosted its annual blood drive at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Tuesday in partnership with Vitalant, a nonprofit blood donation organization that supplies blood to nearly 900 hospitals across the United States.
Police Blotter: Sept. 2 - Sept. 9

Police Blotter: Sept. 2 – Sept. 9

By News Editors September 9, 2021
Three liquor law violations, a toaster oven fire and theft in this week’s police blotter
The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Pitt hires outside law firm to review fetal tissue research practices

By Rebecca Johnson and Martha Layne September 9, 2021
Pitt hired the law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara to conduct an independent review of its fetal tissue research practices to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines, state Rep. Natalie Mihalek announced Thursday.
Police Blotter: Aug. 26 - Sept. 2

Police Blotter: Aug. 26 – Sept. 2

By News Editors September 2, 2021
Three arrests and seven liquor law violations in this week’s police blotter.
Pitt announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania in order to provide preschool-aged children of Pitt faculty, staff and graduate students an opportunity to enroll in the Great Futures Preschool program at BGCWPA’s Carnegie or Estelle S. Campbell Lawrenceville clubhouses.

Pitt to provide additional preschool option through Boys & Girls Clubs partnership

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 2, 2021
Pitt announced Monday that it’s partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania to provide preschool-aged children of Pitt faculty, staff and graduate students an opportunity to enroll in a preschool program at two BGCWPA clubhouses.
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