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Halal Pitt food cart ordered to close after health inspection

Halal Pitt food cart ordered to close after health inspection

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 14, 2019

The Halal Pitt cart, which is not affiliated with the University, was placed on red placard status after it received nine violations during an ACHD inspection.

Pitt study: Gifts from pharma lead to more opioid prescriptions

Pitt study: Gifts from pharma lead to more opioid prescriptions

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 7, 2019

A new Pitt Public Health study found a connection between the gifts physicians receive from pharmaceutical companies and the amount of opioids they prescribe.

Pitt STD rates up with national average

Pitt STD rates up with national average

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Rapidly increasing national averages in STD rates have also been seen at Pitt, Wellness Center Director Marian Vanek said.

Market Central cited for 5 low-risk health code violations

Market Central cited for 5 low-risk health code violations

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2019

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Market Central for five health code violations Thursday.

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News

October 24, 2019

There was only a small audience at Thursday's mental health issue, but Eric Macadangdang said it wasn't a large turnout that mattered.

Creating an intersectional conversation around mental health

Creating an intersectional conversation around mental health

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News

October 14, 2019

In an effort to make the conversation around mental illness more inclusive, a group of about 20 met Monday night to discuss mental health and intersectionality.

Senate Council forms tobacco-free campus committee

Senate Council forms tobacco-free campus committee

By Alexander Hanna, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Senate President Chris Bonneau said Pitt and its Wellness Center are pushing to make Pitt a tobacco-free campus by the spring semester of 2020.

Pitt institutes menstrual products in bathrooms around campus

Pitt institutes menstrual products in bathrooms around campus

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Pitt facilities management installed new menstrual product dispensers in 23 women’s bathrooms in nine different buildings on campus in September.

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

To combat rising mental health issues, Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities that it's sponsoring this year for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Counseling Center adds staff, puts counselors in residence halls

Counseling Center adds staff, puts counselors in residence halls

By Charlotte Pearse, For The Pitt News

September 23, 2019

Placing counselors in residence halls is an expansion of the center’s “Let’s Talk” consultation services, which seek to bring counselors to students instead of the other way around.

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