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Summit aims to inspire more student voters

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students and seasoned volunteers, met at the nonpartisan Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union ballroom on Saturday. Their aim was to collaborate on registering the most voters before the April 13 deadline for the Pennsylvania Democratic primary on April 28.

Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

Pitt police issue crime alert after burglary

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 10, 2020

Pitt police issued a crime alert Monday morning detailing a reported burglary in the 400 block of McKee Place.

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 10, 2020

The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.

CNN’s Jim Acosta talks current state of journalism, new book at Point Park

CNN’s Jim Acosta talks current state of journalism, new book at Point Park

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

When discussing his new book “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse on Thursday night, Acosta faced cries of “InfoWars,” “fake news” and “hateful” from members of the audience.

Pitt alum hired to lead Pittsburgh NAACP

Pitt alum hired to lead Pittsburgh NAACP

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 6, 2020

Pitt alumna Kellie Ware-Seabron will lead the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP as its new executive director, the organization announced in a Thursday press release.

Bellefield Boiler: A 113-year-old ‘Cloud Factory’

Bellefield Boiler: A 113-year-old ‘Cloud Factory’

By Amanda Zelnis, For The Pitt News

February 6, 2020

The Bellefield Boiler Plant has pumped out a steady flow of cloud-like exhaust from a tall stack tucked behind the Carnegie Museums for 113 years.

Elevate meal plan falls short for Oakland restaurants

Elevate meal plan falls short for Oakland restaurants

By Alaina Vento, For The Pitt News

February 2, 2020

In its first month on campus, the Elevate Meal Program has left Oakland restaurant owners uncertain about its potential. 

Las Palmas cited for health violation

Las Palmas cited for health violation

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 30, 2020

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Las Palmas #2 for one health code violation Tuesday.

Oakland Planning and Development meeting discusses new restaurant, parking lot

Oakland Planning and Development meeting discusses new restaurant, parking lot

By Elise Roessner, For The Pitt News

January 29, 2020

The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s community meeting on Tuesday covered a wide array of subjects, including a giant pencil, Mexican food and an unpaved parking lot.

It’s a beautiful day to survey the neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day to survey the neighborhood

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

There always seems to be some kind of development going on in Oakland. Now, the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation wants to figure out what the neighborhood should look like in the next 10 years — and it wants to hear from its residents. 

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