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Virtual town hall examines the history between race and justice

The town hall explored the ways in which members of the community can begin and sustain productive conversations.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented the “I Can’t Breathe: From Agony to Activism” virtual town hall Wednesday afternoon, a last-minute addition to the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” town hall series.

Incumbent candidates win big in June 2 primary elections

Pennsylvania held its primary elections Tuesday.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 3, 2020

This is the first year Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requested one by a May 26 deadline.

Doyle keeps seat, fends off challenger Dickinson

The incumbent candidate, Mike Doyle, won the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 3, 2020

Incumbent candidate Mike Doyle kept the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District in Tuesday’s primary elections.

Pitt administrators address George Floyd’s death, nationwide protests

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Floyd, a black man, died after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

Pitt purchases Oakland social club building for nearly $5 million

Pitt purchases Oakland social club building for nearly $5 million

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Pitt purchased an Oakland social club building on Bigelow Boulevard in late March for $4.95 million, according to Allegheny County real estate records.

Your guide to the June 2 primary election

Pennsylvania mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office on June 2.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 27, 2020

This is the first year Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requested one by the May 26 deadline. Mail-in ballots must be filled out and received by the county elections office by 8 p.m. on June 2.

OPDC discusses new community resources at Tuesday meeting

The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its first meeting since February on Tuesday evening.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

May 27, 2020

OPDC discussed its efforts to serve the Oakland community during its Oakland-wide community Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening.

3 ways to request a mail-in ballot for Pa. primary on June 2

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requests one.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

In Allegheny County, there are three ways to apply for a mail-in ballot for the rescheduled June 2 primary. Voters must apply before a May 26 deadline for a mail-in ballot to receive one.

Rosfeld wrongful termination lawsuit dismissed, but open to amendment

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 12, 2020

A federal judge dismissed former Pitt police officer Michael Rosfeld’s lawsuit in federal court against the University Tuesday.

Pitt COVID-19 researcher shot Saturday, police say killing unrelated to his work

Bing Liu, 37, was shot in his Ross home Saturday afternoon.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

May 6, 2020

Bing Liu had recently begun research on the coronavirus at the time of the incident, but Ross police sergeant Brian Kohlhepp said Wednesday that police believed the slaying was “the result of a lengthy dispute regarding an intimate partner.”

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