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Students, activists rally again Downtown for climate action

Students, activists rally again Downtown for climate action

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

December 7, 2019

The group of about 100 included high schoolers, politicians and organizers with established activist groups like Socialist Alternative Pittsburgh.

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Jessica Benham, a Pitt graduate student, aims to unseat District 36 rep Harry Readshaw III.

Elevate Meal Plan offers new meal plan with local restaurants

Elevate Meal Plan offers new meal plan with local restaurants

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

A new company, Elevate Meal Plan, is coming to Pitt to provide a different kind of meal plan for students.

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

After years as a medical researcher at UPMC, Bobby Wilson is putting his Pitt political science degree to another use. Wilson, who won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1, said he wants to change the way politics are done on the North Side.

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

For grad student Heather Tomko, the fight for accessibility comes down to daily tasks, such as getting coffee, that can be impossible for some with disabilities.

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 18, 2019

An Allegheny County Health Department inspector cleared the halal food cart to reopen one day after it was ordered to close.

Las Palmas receives 13 health code violations

Las Palmas receives 13 health code violations

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2019

Las Palmas #2, a convenience store and taco stand located at 326 Atwood St. in South Oakland, received 13 health code violations from a health inspector from the Allegheny County Health Department Thursday.  Of the violations, two were considered to be high risk, two were medium risk and nine were low risk. The violation...

Institutional Master Plan draft details the Oakland of the future

Institutional Master Plan draft details the Oakland of the future

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The University released a draft of its Institutional Master Plan on Oct. 15, with proposed campus improvements to be rolled out over the next 10 to 25 years.

Homewood community engagement center celebrates one-year anniversary

Homewood community engagement center celebrates one-year anniversary

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

On October 18, the University's Community Engagement Center in Homewood celebrated one year since its opening. In this year, 4,500 community members participated in 660 programs.

PNC-hosted panel examines children and mental health

PNC-hosted panel examines children and mental health

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

PNC and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presented a panel at Heinz Field Thursday night called Mental Health: Helping Our Kids Find the Light.

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