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The Pitt News

Experts, students talk seasonal depression: How to cope and resources available

Experts, students talk seasonal depression: How to cope and resources available

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2022
As days grow shorter, temperatures grow colder and the sky becomes a sea of gray, finding motivation to complete schoolwork or get out of bed each morning can seem like a difficult task, especially for students like Daniel Dominick suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny.

Q&A: Dan Frankel talks abortion, Pitt’s in-state tuition discount ahead of Tuesday’s midterms

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022
The Pitt News sat down with state Rep. Dan Frankel, who is running to retain his seat in Tuesday’s midterms, to discuss his policy platforms that impact Pitt students and other state races.
A Pitt student speaks at a protest against sexual violence outside of the Cathedral of Learning Friday afternoon.

‘We demand change’: Students protest sexual assault on campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 7, 2022
More than 100 students at a Friday afternoon protest chanted "take back our safety, take back our campus" and carried signs with phrases such as "We demand change, we will not be silenced."
Students write notes of support during a protest against sexual violence outside the Cathedral of Learning Friday afternoon.

Pittsburgh college students: If you’ve experienced sexual violence, these local resources can help.

By Emma Folts and Mila Sanina October 7, 2022
It can be a confusing and traumatic time. This guide can answer some questions about medical care, Title IX and counseling.
Verne M. Willaman Gateway to the Sciences on Penn State’s campus.

Pennsylvania colleges relax rules, emphasize vaccinations in ‘new phase’ of pandemic

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, according to Dr. Lee Harrison, an epidemiologist at Pitt, but it has entered a new era.
Pitt recently named Christine Kasper the new dean of the School of Nursing.

Q&A: Pitt’s new dean of the School of Nursing talks nursing, career trajectory

By Quentin Tan, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Christine Kasper is slated to replace Jaqueline Dunbar-Jacob as dean of the School of Nursing on Jan. 1.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher during an interview in April in the Cathedral of Learning.

‘It doesn’t feel like my last year:’ Gallagher talks monkeypox, large class sizes and more

By Colm Slevin, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2022
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke to The Pitt News last Wednesday about his final year as chancellor, monkeypox on campus, Pitt’s partnership with Carlow University for overflow student housing and more.
A balloon with a picture of Queen Elizabeth II and a British flag placed between flowers for the Queen at Green Park, near Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Shock, justice and uncertainty: Pitt students react to Queen Elizabeth’s death

By Ryleigh Lord, Staff Writer September 12, 2022
The Queen’s death marks the end of a 70 year reign filled with controversy, and a heated debate over her legacy is underway. Pitt students offered differing opinions on the monarchy — some are mourning her loss while others are taking the opportunity to question the value of the British monarchy.
Pitt announces new COVID-19 boosters

Pitt announces new COVID-19 boosters

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Pitt officials said Wednesday that the COVID-19 bivalent booster is now available nationwide, as well as at the Pitt Vaccination and Health Connection Hub.
The Cathedral of Learning from Schenley Plaza.

First student monkeypox case reported on campus

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2022
Pitt announced Wednesday that a student has tested positive for the monkeypox virus as of Aug. 29. According to the email from Jay Darr, the associate dean of students for wellness, the student is currently in isolation and recovering from the virus. 
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