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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

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Jury gives death penalty in Tree of Life trial

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor August 2, 2023

Robert Bowers, the man who killed 11 Jewish people and wounded six at the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre on October 27, 2018, has been sentenced to death by a jury after a two month trial.  Bowers...

A proposed view from the Frick Park Trail of the new Fern Hollow Bridge shown at Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s community meeting on Sept. 8, 2022.

Proposed apartment complex on vacant Irish Center Site evokes community frustration

By Adrienne Cahillane, Staff Writer July 12, 2023
Canadian developers and local architects want to build apartments on the old Irish Center Site, and some community members are fighting back.
A rendering of the planned BioForge center in Hazelwood.

University unveils design and plans for new BioForge center

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor July 12, 2023

Pitt unveiled the design and architectural plans for BioForge, a new biomanufacturing center in the Hazelwood neighborhood.  The building is set to be 185,000 square feet, with two stories and a penthouse,...

The New Granada Theater, Pitt’s new CEC building, on Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

Pitt expands collaboration and opportunities to Hill District with new Community Engagement Center location

By Madison Dean, Senior Staff Writer June 21, 2023
The Hill District Community Engagement Center, established in 2019, serves as a bridge for collaboration and opportunity between the University of Pittsburgh and the neighborhood. Currently located at the Blakely Program Center, the CEC offers various programs, educational resources and opportunities and events for Hill District residents.
Roundup of Pittsburgh Juneteenth events

Roundup of Pittsburgh Juneteenth events

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer June 14, 2023
June 19 celebrates the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States following the Civil War and serves as a symbol of freedom for the Black community. The Pitt News has compiled a list of events occurring in Pittsburgh this month dedicated to the celebration of Juneteenth.
The outside of the former Mad Mex, located at 370 Atwood St.

New Restaurant, Pilez, to open in former Mad Mex space

By Adrienne Cahillane, Staff Writer May 24, 2023
A new restaurant, Pilez, plans to bring upstate New York cuisine to Pittsburgh.
Fuel and Fuddle on Oakland Avenue.

Fuel and Fuddle to close after 27 years

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer May 24, 2023
With its lease set to expire and rent on the rise, Fuel and Fuddle announced that May 26 will be its last day of business. The gastropub opened 27 years ago and has since become popular among students for its signature pizzas and wide selection of beer.
Candidates for Allegheny County executive speak at the Barbara Daly Danko Political Forum in February at Carnegie Mellon University in the McConomy Auditorium. Pictured from left to right: Liv Bennett, Dave Fawcett, Sara Innamorato, Michael Lamb, Erin McClelland, Will Parker and John Weinstein.

Sara Innamorato wins Democratic Primary for Allegheny County Executive

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor May 17, 2023
Sara Innamorato, a progressive State House representative, has won the 2023 Allegheny County executive primary race with 38% of the votes.
Brad Polumbo speaking with attendees at Revolution 2022 hosted by Young Americans for Liberty at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

New participant found to debate Michael Knowles at Pitt, debate topic changed

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor April 14, 2023
Pitt’s College Republicans, sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, has found a new participant to debate conservative political commentator Michael Knowles. They’ve also changed the topic of the on-campus debate.
A concept rendering of an entrance to the planned Victory Heights Arena and Sports Performance Center.

City Planning Commission approves Victory Heights project

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2023
The City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve construction of an arena and sports performance center on upper campus, clearing the way for Pitt to begin its Victory Heights project.
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