The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, drops one of the first union cards at a kickoff event held by Pitt faculty union organizers in the William Pitt Union Ballroom in January 2018.

Pitt faculty union, administration reach deal on COVID-19 protocols

By Rebecca Johnson and Allison Radziwon August 13, 2022
The United Steelworkers union reached a “memorandum of understanding” with Pitt regarding expanded health and safety protections for faculty, following allegations that the University didn’t consult the faculty union before removing its mask mandate in March.
Co-op brings solar panels to low-income homes in Allegheny County

Co-op brings solar panels to low-income homes in Allegheny County

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer July 12, 2022
For Terry Fuller, a resident of Hazelwood, solar power has long been a dream “just out of reach.” Fuller has received estimates for solar panels, but they’ve all been too expensive. After getting a new roof, she’s excited for a new solar opportunity.
Monday’s Development Activities meeting to discuss Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings.

Walnut Capital, Oakland community discuss Parcel ‘A’

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor July 12, 2022
When Jon Kamin, an attorney representing Walnut Capital, was asked how Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings is going to fit into the South Oakland neighborhood, he said the development and management firm was “very proud” of the project design.
Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor 
Tuesday’s planning commission meeting.

Planning Commission talks historic buildings, renovations

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor June 29, 2022
The Pittsburgh City Planning Commission held a meeting over Zoom on Tuesday afternoon to hear development and redevelopment proposals for various projects in the city.
A protestor carries a sign that reads Bans Off Our Bodies outside of the City Council Building in Downtown at Fridays Womens March.

“Need to fight back”: Pittsburgh rally speaks out against the Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade

By Allison Radziwon and Bella Markovitz June 25, 2022
The Supreme Court overturned the landmark court ruling of Roe v. Wade on Friday, removing constitutional protections for abortions.
Pitt’s current CEC building on Wylie Avenue in the Hill District.

Pitt CEC in the Hill District fosters community growth

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Writer June 22, 2022
According to the Allegheny Council to Improve Our Neighborhoods, Pitt’s Oakland campus expanded in relation to the urban renewal crisis in Pittsburgh in the 50s, a little less than a century ago.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about infrastructure spending while visiting the Community Empowerment Association on Kelly Street in Homewood on Friday.

Vice President Harris visits Pittsburgh, talks lead contaminating water

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor June 21, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Pittsburgh on Friday to discuss lead water lines throughout the city, as well as the Biden administration’s bipartisan infrastructure plan aiming to address the issue.
Attendees gather on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park during Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” rally.

‘Change must come’: Rally calls for gun control in light of recent mass shootings

By John Blair, Senior Staff Photographer June 15, 2022
Around 250 people gathered on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park on Saturday for the 2022 Pittsburgh March For Our Lives rally.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

New loading zones bring efficiency to Pittsburgh

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer June 14, 2022
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, on-demand deliveries, transportation network companies and food deliveries have seen a vast spike in popularity.
Monday’s Oakland Crossings meeting over Zoom.

Councilman, Oakland residents discuss Oakland Crossing bill amendments

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor June 14, 2022
To Zoe Lardas, an Oakland resident, Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossing development plan is not clear enough for residents of the neighborhood.
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