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Hand-painted stones in the courtyard of East End Cooperative Ministries at the second annual “Service Setting Stones of Love and Hope” in Squirrel Hill on Sunday. ​​

Service event commemorates Tree of Life massacre, spreads positivity through art

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
Kesher Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the 10.27 Healing Partnership and Repair the World Pittsburgh, hosted “Service Setting Stones of Love and Hope,” a commemorative service event where community members painted stones to place around Pittsburgh.
OPDC hosted a “Let’s Talk”/Oakwatch Zoom community meeting Wednesday night to discuss a Walnut Capital proposal that would rezone 17 acres of Central Oakland.

‘Behind closed doors’: OPDC discusses latest on Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 22, 2021
Oakland community leaders encouraged attendees at Wednesday’s “Let’s Talk”/Oakwatch to contact their City Council representatives and voice their opinion on the recently amended and advanced Oakland Crossings plan.
Pitt is again delaying the release of its climate action plan, frustrating students who want the University to take a stronger stance against climate change.

‘Too little, too late’: Students worry as Pitt climate action plan delayed again

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2021
Pitt is again delaying the release of its climate action plan, frustrating students who want the University to take a stronger stance against climate change.
Police Blotter Oct. 7 - Oct. 19

Police Blotter Oct. 7 – Oct. 19

By News Editors October 22, 2021
Criminal mischief, a stolen bicycle and five liquor law violations in this week’s police blotter.
A Walnut Capital advertisement.

City Council amends, advances Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt October 20, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council amended and advanced Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan last Wednesday, moving it to the City Planning Commission.
Isabella Veneris is a junior political science and English literature double major, as well as a fellow on Ed Gainey’s mayoral campaign team.

‘You’ve got to be personable’: Pitt students canvass for Gainey across Pittsburgh

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer October 19, 2021
Some Pitt students work as fellows on progressive Democrat Ed Gainey’s mayoral campaign team, where they phone bank, create social media posts, help organize events and canvass door-to-door.
Since Sept. 13, all Pitt classes must meet in person unless a dean approves a hybrid or remote option.

Professors navigate in-person semester, offer online learning options

By Natalie Frank, News Editor October 19, 2021
Since Pitt began in-person instruction Sept. 13, after two weeks of online learning, many professors are still navigating both teaching in a classroom and accommodating students who need an online option.
Researchers and professors from across all Pitt campuses have voted to form a faculty union, according to a copy of an election returns document obtained by The Pitt News.

Pitt faculty vote to form union by wide margin

By Rebecca Johnson, Martha Layne, Jon Moss, and Alexandra Ross October 19, 2021
Researchers and professors from across all Pitt campuses voted resoundingly to form a faculty union, according to a copy of an election returns document obtained by The Pitt News.
Rep. Mike Doyle at a March 2017 town hall to discuss health care with constituents.

Rep. Mike Doyle to retire after 14 terms

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor October 19, 2021
Rep. Mike Doyle announced Monday that he will not run for reelection and a 15th term, setting the stage for a showdown for who will represent the deep blue seat.
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan virtual town hall on Wednesday outlined the University’s diversity goals.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan town hall outlines Pitt’s diversity goals and strategies

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer October 18, 2021
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a town hall on Wednesday to outline the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan. The plan includes a land acknowledgement, anti-racism pledge and aims to create an equitable and inclusive campus environment.
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