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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

James Lindsay speaks at an event hosted by Turning Point USA at Pitt on Tuesday evening at Alumni Hall.

Turning Point speaker James Lindsay criticizes ‘queer theory,’ draws protest

By Briana Bindus and Khushi Rai February 21, 2024
James Lindsay, author of “Cynical Theories,” defended his assertion that “queer theory is the doctrine of a religious cult” at Turning Point’s event in Alumni Hall on Tuesday. The event was met with a protest outside of the building organized by Trans Action Building.
A member of the Pakistani Student Association speaks about the organization’s allocation request during the public meeting on Tuesday in Nordy’s Place.

SGB discusses upcoming elections, events 

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
Student Government Board President Ryan Young opened the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, by introducing the change in the allocation request deadline to Sunday at midnight to accommodate an increase in student funding requests.
The interior of Hemingway’s Cafe in Oakland.

‘This is not the same at all’: An oral history of Hemingway’s Cafe

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer February 21, 2024
It might seem odd that there’s a bar underneath one of the largest freshman dorms on Pitt’s campus, but according to J.B. Brunton, a manager at Hemingway’s Cafe, the bar most likely pre-existed the Litchfield Towers above it.
Bob Parker speaks to students before they begin reviewing beers during a class Friday in David Lawrence Hall.

Brewing course offers students opportunity to craft their own beer

By Briana Bindus, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Robert Parker, a home beer brewer of 25 years and engineering professor at Pitt, decided he wanted to “do something different” and bring his “passion to work.”  Alongside his colleagues Rob...

5801 Video Lounge & Café on Ellsworth Ave in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Students discuss on, off-campus bar options

By Briana Bindus, Staff Writer February 20, 2024
For seniors like Avery Moore, the bar options on Pitt’s campus, from Gene’s and Phats to Bootleggers and Mario’s, “all feel very undergraduate.” Once you turn 21, Moore said, “You can really explore stuff” outside the bubble of Oakland, which includes finding more diverse bars.
A woman prays during a rally Downtown in support of Ukraine on Feb. 27, 2022.

Two years in, the Pittsburgh community reflects on the war in Ukraine

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer February 19, 2024
February 24 marks two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the time since, tensions have escalated, and thousands of people have experienced displacement and the impact of the war — including in Pittsburgh.
The Innovation Institute in the Gardner Steel Conference Center.

Pitt named No. 19 for patents granted to universities worldwide

By Donata Massimiani, Assistant News Editor February 18, 2024

The National Academy of Inventors named the University of Pittsburgh No. 19 on its Top 100 Worldwide Universities List for utility patents granted in 2023.  The NAI has released this list annually...

Protesters gather in front of the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday for the March For Rafah.

Photos: Crowd gathers near Cathedral of Learning for March for Rafah

By Bhaskar Chakrabarti and Alex Jurkuta February 17, 2024

A crowd of about 100 people gathered in front of the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday to support the Global March For Rafah. The event was organized in response to recent military action taken by the...

Police blotter: Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

Police blotter: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

By News Editors February 16, 2024

Thursday, February 8  Pitt police took a report regarding a hit-and-run at Nordenberg Hall.  An individual reported their archery equipment missing at Trees Hall.  Friday, February 9  Pitt...

A member of the Senate Council at Thursday’s meeting in Posvar Hall.

Senate Council discusses Governo Shapiro’s initiatives, SGB plans

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer February 16, 2024
Senate Council met Thursday afternoon in room 2700 of Posvar Hall and over Zoom. The Council discussed new initiatives at Pitt and the upcoming Senate plenary and heard reports from the Student Government Board.
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