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

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher smiles during an interview in the Cathedral of Learning.

Gallagher touts 53% increase in first-year Pitt applications at Board of Trustees meeting

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer September 23, 2022
According to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, first-year applications to Pitt’s Oakland campus rose by 53% between 2021 and 2022.
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.

OPDC holds event to discuss trash in Oakland

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held an Oakwatch meeting called “Let’s Talk: Trash” on Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the current trash problem residents face. These problems include high volumes of trash on the streets and inefficient trash collection.
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.

OPDC talks neighborhood disturbances, police negligence with students

By Alex Saraff, For the Pitt News September 23, 2022
For Janice Markowitz, an Oakland resident, the parties in Oakland “traumatize” her and other residents. “A couple weeks ago I watched two students right in front of me fall off the balcony, intoxicated,” Markowitz said. “[I had] a student’s head through my window … like ‘Here’s Johnny’ from The Shining.”
Protestors gather around a totem pole carved by the Lummi House of Tears Carvers during a climate protest in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.

Oakland climate strike protests ‘false’ clean energy solutions

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2022
There’s a quick and simple way to tell if a climate change solution is legitimate, according to Anaïs Peterson. “If it's not talking about getting off of fossil fuels in a just and immediate way, it's not a viable or real climate solution,” Peterson said.
Pitt police issue crime alert after alleged sexual assault

Pitt police issue crime alert after alleged sexual assault

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2022
Pitt police issued a crime alert Saturday detailing a reported sexual assault in the 200 block of North Dithridge Street in Oakland.
Pitt police issue crime alert after off-campus burglary

Pitt police issue crime alert after off-campus burglary

By Quentin Tan, Staff Writer September 11, 2022
Pitt police issued a crime alert Saturday detailing a reported burglary near the 300 block of McKee Place
Dog tags hang outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum on Fifth Avenue in 2021.

Identifying those who gave: Soldiers & Sailors spotlights history of dog tags

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer September 11, 2022
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum held its monthly “Spotlight On” virtual program on Thursday, and this month's topic was the history of dog tags.
A rendering of the proposed construction at 3440 Forbes Ave.

Court strikes down community opposition to construction of a proposed Forbes office building

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer August 31, 2022
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court blocked efforts by several community groups and residents to prevent a proposed 10-story office building along Forbes Avenue from exceeding the base zoning height.
Students moving into Litchfield Towers, the largest cluster of dorms on Pitts main campus, ahead of the new academic year during August 2022.

Medical emergencies, mac-and-cheese mishaps and elevator rescues: Pitt dorms draw city services, but should the University help fund them?

By Punya Bhasin, Alexandra Ross, Emma Folts, and Charlie Wolfson August 31, 2022
Pittsburgh public safety crews serve addresses regardless of tax status, but some high-call-volume locations — including dorms — don’t generate taxes to support them.
The Cathedral of Learning from Schenley Plaza.

ICYMI: Summer Edition

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor August 28, 2022
With a hectic summer focused on abortion access and gun control measures, it’s easy to fall out of the loop with what’s been happening on campus. Here’s a guide to the biggest news stories at Pitt from the summer.
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