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The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday via Zoom.

Board approves $32 million student housing site acquisition, Cathedral of Learning renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 19, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday to discuss several renovation projects and the proposed acquisition of the Marriott Residence Inn University Medical Center to serve as possible student housing.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the Residential Permit Parking program, rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts.

OPDC discusses Residential Permit Parking program updates, air quality

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Wednesday on Zoom to discuss pending changes to the Residential Permit Parking program, as well as rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts in and around Oakland.
Police Blotter: Nov. 11 - Nov. 17

Police Blotter: Nov. 11 – Nov. 17

By News Editors November 18, 2021
A stolen garbage can, burglary and three liquor law violations in this week’s police blotter.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he is “grateful” for the foundation’s gift.

Pitt, Richard King Mellon Foundation announce $100 million grant

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt November 17, 2021
Pitt, along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation, announced on Wednesday a $100 million gift to help fund a bioresearch and development facility at Hazelwood Green near Downtown.
Attendees at an event Monday evening meant to highlight Native American culture and history within what is now western Pennsylvania.

Town hall highlights culture, history of Indigenous nations in Pittsburgh

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Several Pitt organizations hosted an event Monday evening to highlight Native American culture and history within what is now western Pennsylvania and acknowledge issues that Indigenous people face today.
Pitt, Chatham and Carnegie Mellon students walk down the street with a banner that reads “Divest Now” during Saturday’s “College Climate March.”

Students at Pitt, neighboring universities demand fossil fuel divestment at climate march

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, Divest CMU and Green Team Chatham organized a “College Climate March” on Saturday, marching through each university’s campus. About 50 attendees carried signs that read “divest now,” “people over profit” and “keep it in the ground.”
Protestors hold up a sign that reads “People’s Justice for Jim Rogers” outside of the City-County Building in Downtown last Friday.

Protestors block City traffic to demand justice for the death of Jim Rogers

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
In front of the City-County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh last Friday, dozens of people chanted "People's justice for Jim Rogers."
Jacob Santiago, left, a first-year media and professional communications major, and Trinity Johnson, a first-year biology major on the pre-med track in the courtyard of the William Pitt Union.

Students react to Gainey’s election as first Black mayor of Pittsburgh

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 11, 2021
Students shared their reactions to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 2 municipal election, which included Pittsburghers choosing Ed Gainey as the City’s first Black mayor.
Police Blotter Nov. 3 - Nov. 10

Police Blotter Nov. 3 – Nov. 10

By News Editors November 11, 2021
Vandalism, archery equipment theft and two liquor law violations in this week’s police blotter.
A “For Rent” sign.

Q&A: Housing experts give tips to new renters

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021
With Pitt students in the midst of hunting for off-campus housing, The Pitt News talked with Megan Confer-Hammond, executive director of The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, and a Pitt representative about making smart housing decisions.
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