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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Junior social work major Allison Butterfield (left) and sophomore neuroscience major Malak Ayoub (right) pose for a photo in the stockroom of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Food Pantry.

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Food Pantry Volunteers: Fighting food insecurity for all Pittsburghers

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor April 16, 2024

The morning of Feb. 16 was the kind of frigid cold that makes most people stay curled up and cozy in bed. Despite the chill, a merry frenzy of volunteers was busy packing, carrying and delivering boxes...

Students and community members gather to see Panther Racing unveil its car in Benedum Hall on Saturday evening.

Panther Racing reveals new electric car, PR-36, at Formula SAE competition

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

A group of Pitt students on the Panther Racing Team built an electric car from scratch to compete in a Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Competition, unveiling it at an event in Benedum Hall on April...

A student interacts with a presenter at the Pittsburgh People’s Assembly for Fair and Equitable Housing at the Frick Fine Arts Building on Saturday.

Fair and Equitable Housing Assembly promotes student housing rights

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

For low-income renters, Tenant Organizer at Northside Coalition for Fair Housing Jala Rucker said paying rent is sometimes a difficult situation, which is why she encourages students to petition for the...

Clark Chilson poses for a photo in his office.

Clark Chilson: Teaching Zen

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor April 15, 2024

Right before his 19th birthday, Pitt religious studies professor Clark Chilson made a decision that would change his life forever. Standing at a crossroads in his academic career, Chilson opted to pack...

(Left to right) Student Government Board President Ryan Young, Vice President of Operations Sarah Siddiqui, Vice President of Initiatives Katie Fitzpatrick and Vice President of Policy Sarah Mayer listen to the Senate Council meeting on Thursday in 2700 Posvar Hall.

Senate Council discusses plan for Pitt, student organization updates

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Chancellor Joan Gabel began Thursday’s Senate Council meeting by providing an update on the Plan for Pitt, an initiative launched in the fall of 2021 that clearly outlines the University’s plans in...

Police blotter: April 4 to April 10

Police blotter: April 4 to April 10

By News Editors April 12, 2024

Thursday, April 4  Pitt police reported nothing in the crime log.  Friday, April 5  Pitt police issued one citation for defiant trespass at Sennott Square.  A student reported their laptop...

Art displayed at the EcoArtisans expo under the William Pitt Union awning on Thursday.

Students showcase sustainable art at an Eco-Artisans exhibit 

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer April 11, 2024
On April 11, students in Allebach’s class hosted an Eco-Artisans exhibit as part of their class project. The exhibit featured recycled artwork made by students, faculty and artists in the Pittsburgh area. 
Mark Kramer poses for a photo outside The Corner in West Oakland.

Mark Kramer: Writer and empathy farmer

By Andrew McLaughlin, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Walking into Mark Kramer’s office is like entering a mosaic of mementos. Pictures of his two children sit on his desk, and trinkets cover shelves along one wall. The shelves are also full of books that...

The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt students describe search for summer opportunities

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer April 11, 2024
As summer approaches, the pressure to find a job or internship increases — with events such as Pitt’s career fair offering opportunities to look for them. Whether it’s to further career goals, make a bit of money or both, students are searching for ways to spend their time this summer.
Katie Fitzpatrick, vice president of initiatives, speaks at the Student Government Board public meeting at Nordy’s Place on Tuesday.

SGB reviews fall budgets, votes on resolution 

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer April 10, 2024
Student Government Board introduced new changes to the allocations manual and passed a resolution in support of Hong Seng workers at Tuesday’s meeting.
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