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Photos: FFPC rally in Oakland

Photos: FFPC rally in Oakland

By Alanna Reid, Staff Photographer April 11, 2021

Fossil Free Pitt Coalition held a divestment rally outside of Chase Bank at Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street Friday afternoon to protest the bank’s investment into the Line 3 pipeline.

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 9, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 44 students and six employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 105 students currently in isolation.
Pitt SAFE peer educators, Student Government Board members, clinicians from the University Counseling Center, and members of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape gave presentations in support of community members who have experienced sexual violence. The event, which in previous years had been held as a candlelight vigil, took place on Zoom.

Vigil promotes healing for survivors of sexual violence

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt’s annual candlelight vigil, held Thursday night online, was without candles yet illuminated a path to healing for survivors of sexual violence.
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City and policy proposals moving forward — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates discuss platforms, City issues

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 9, 2021
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1.

Nicola Foote named new Honors College dean

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2021
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1. She will also serve as a full professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape — an organization to help victims of sexual or relationship violence —  led a discusson via Zoom on Thursday to talk about how to support survivors of sexual misconduct on college campuses, specifically how to use the Title IX office’s resources, what trauma from sexual violence can look like and how to help victims of sexual violence.

‘We have a responsibility’: Panel discusses Title IX resources, sexual assault awareness

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to hold a supporting survivors workshop on Thursday morning as part of its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April.
Police Blotter: April 1- April 7

Police Blotter: April 1- April 7

By News Editors April 9, 2021
A sex offense, a burglary and more in this week’s police blotter.
A team of Pitt administrators and staff members monitor Pitt’s COVID Concern Connection, which gives the community an anonymous way to share concerns.

‘No follow up, nothing’: Students struggle to report large parties

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The COVID Concern Connection system — which gives the Pitt community an anonymous way to share concerns — has received more than 1,300 reports this year. But some students are not satisfied with this reporting system.
Thirsty Scholar Bar & Grille is located on Fifth Avenue. According to manager JoAnne Chizmar, Thirsty Scholar originally opened in-person dining in August, then shut down in December and reopened on Jan. 13.

Restaurants, bars open up to 75% capacity following state rule change

By SuIn Yun, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Oakland restaurants and bars, along with other businesses statewide, were allowed to relax some COVID-19 restrictions following a state rule change that began Sunday.
Student Government Board held its weekly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

SGB encourages students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang opened the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by encouraging Pitt students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines
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