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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pride Month in Pittsburgh kicks off with parade downtown

Pride Month in Pittsburgh kicks off with parade downtown

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer June 4, 2024
With June 1 marking the first day of Pride Month, thousands gathered in downtown Pittsburgh for the annual parade. The parade kicked off a month full of events honoring Pride Month, with people from across Pittsburgh and beyond coming to celebrate. 
Attendees dance at the 2023 Pittsburgh Pride Parade in Downtown on June 3, 2023.

Pride Month Event Roundup

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer June 4, 2024
In honor of Pride Month, The Pitt News has compiled a list of events occurring on campus and in the city that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Pittsburgh.
Protesters face police officers during the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

“Palestine solidarity encampment” disbands following negotiations with Gainey and Innamorato

By Spencer Levering, News Editor June 4, 2024
After over 30 hours of protest, the “Palestine solidarity encampment” disbanded early Tuesday morning. Mayor Ed Gainey and county executive Sara Innamorato were involved in discussions that led to the encampment’s dissolution.
Hillel JUC, other Jewish organizations condemn “Palestine solidarity encampment” protests

Hillel JUC, other Jewish organizations condemn “Palestine solidarity encampment” protests

By Brian Sherry, Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2024

The “Palestine solidarity encampment” protest ended on Tuesday morning around 2 a.m. after negotiations with the Mayor’s office. The protesters, who constructed their encampment on the Cathedral...

Chancellor Gabel releases statement on re-established “Palestine solidarity encampment,” organizers respond

Chancellor Gabel releases statement on re-established “Palestine solidarity encampment,” organizers respond

By Spencer Levering, News Editor June 4, 2024
Chancellor Joan Gabel emailed a statement to the Pitt community regarding the re-established “Palestine solidarity encampment” on Monday afternoon. Encampment organizers have responded and said they are “deeply disturbed” by Gabel’s statement.
“Liberated Zone” created by protesters at the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

“Palestine solidarity encampment” continues, police increase response overnight

By Brian Sherry and Spencer Levering June 3, 2024

The “Palestine solidarity encampment” on the Cathedral of Learning lawn is entering its second day, despite a more active response from police Sunday night and Monday morning. The protesters are demanding...

Pro-Palestinian protesters re-establish an encampment on Cathedral lawn

Pro-Palestinian protesters re-establish an encampment on Cathedral lawn

By Brian Sherry, Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2024

At least 200 Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside of the Cathedral of Learning lawn on Sunday evening to re-establish a “Palestine solidarity encampment.” At least one person was arrested. This...

LGBTQ+ friendly affordable housing breaks ground in Oakland

LGBTQ+ friendly affordable housing breaks ground in Oakland

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer May 30, 2024
The apartment building set to be a LGBTQ+ friendly affordable housing community in Oakland is the first of its kind in Western Pennsylvania. The creation of LGBTQ+ affordable housing seeks to address housing disparities and discrimination faced by elders in the community.
Students study outside on Soldiers and Sailors Lawn in April.

Pitt Office of Finance publishes ESG report for fiscal year 2023

By Jordan Kooper, Staff Writer May 29, 2024
The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Finance released its Consolidated Endowment Fund Environmental, Social and Governance report for fiscal year 2023 on May 7. The update details the CEF’s current investment into fossil fuels and the University’s plan to phase out these investments within the next decade.
Warmer atmospheric conditions contribute to increased tornadoes in Pittsburgh area

Warmer atmospheric conditions contribute to increased tornadoes in Pittsburgh area

By Anna Kuntz, Senior Staff Writer May 28, 2024
Since the start of May, nine tornadoes have occurred in the Pittsburgh region alone, the highest number recorded since 1985. Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico and wind conditions, among other factors, have likely caused the uptick in tornado occurrences in the region.
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