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Tom Wolf wins democratic nomination

Tom Wolf wins democratic nomination

By Aileen Ryan and Cristina Holtzer / The Pitt News Staff

May 20, 2014

Tom Wolf will run against Governor Tom Corbett in November after winning the democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday.Wolf, Pennsylvania businessman and former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, ran against three other candidates: former Secretary of the Pennsylvania ...

Education Department to investigate sexual assault on campus

By Conor McAteer / For The Pitt News

May 20, 2014

While Pitt isn’t under federal investigation for Title IX violations, some other Pennsylvania universities are. .The U.S. Office for Civil Rights released a list of 55 colleges and universities, including Temple University and Carnegie Mellon University, under investigation for possible Title IX violations last month. Although the U.S. Department of Education has not revealed specifics about what ...

Faster than a Ferrari: student-built car gears up for last race

Faster than a Ferrari: student-built car gears up for last race

By Brad Hanlon / For The Pitt News

May 20, 2014

In three seconds, Jonathan Powers accelerated from zero to 50 mph. “It’s like a rocketship,” Powers said of the car’s takeoff. Powers, a junior mechanical engineering major, is a driver for the Panther Racing Club, otherwise known as Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Every yea...

The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates 20 years

The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates 20 years

By Aileen Ryan / For The Pitt News

May 13, 2014

Alyssa Ferguson’s own art has been inspired by Andy Warhol’s work.Ferguson, a junior majoring in digital media and studio art, has spent countless hours at the Andy Warhol Museum, but a new addition and renovated exhibit is what she really can’t wait for. “[Warhol’s] iconic mark-making process using ...

Centers for women encourage leadership, praise work

By Raechelle Landers and Cristina Holtzer / The Pitt News Staff

May 13, 2014

A disparity in leadership and wages between genders has fueled the establishment of centers that recognize women. Within the last month, Carlow University in Pittsburgh and the U.S. House of Representatives both announced plans to open institutions that commend the accomplishments and leadership of women. Such instit...

University fees to increase

By Cristina Holtzer / News editor

May 13, 2014

This fall, students at Pitt’s main and Titusville campuses could be paying more money in fees to the University.The Student Affairs Committee met Monday to propose raising semesterly fees, including the main campus Wellness fee from $85 to $105 and the Graduate and Professional Activity fee from $...

Ductwork malfunction closes Fuel & Fuddle indefinitely

Ductwork malfunction closes Fuel & Fuddle indefinitely

By Ilya Yashin / For The Pitt News

May 13, 2014

The blinds at Fuel & Fuddle, 212 Oakland Ave., are drawn, the inside is dark, and a note on the front door reads, “Closed for some renovations. We’ll see you soon!” But the reopening date is undetermined.The popular central Oakland restaurant and bar closed for renovations after a ductwork malfun...

Chelsea Handler autographs books at University Store

Chelsea Handler autographs books at University Store

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

May 10, 2014

At the front of a line of people snaked around the entire University Store on Fifth Saturday afternoon was Chelsea Handler, comedian, author and TV host, signing copies of her new book Uganda Be Kidding Me.Handler came to Pitt to promote her book before her stand-up comedy show at Consol Energy Center ...

CMU grad’s website a new way to find concerts

CMU grad’s website a new way to find concerts

By Macie Ellis / For The Pitt News

May 6, 2014

Lady Gaga is playing a show Downtown at Consol Energy Center Thursday. If you’d used eventmapper.net, a new website created by a 2009 Carnegie Mellon graduate, you might already know that. For concert prowlers, Kevin Qi’s eventmapper.net can offer a solution. Qi, a 2009 Carnegie Mellon Universi...

Renovations approved for David Lawrence Hall

Renovations approved for David Lawrence Hall

By Harrison Kaminsky / Assistant News Editor

May 6, 2014

A project to renovate David Lawrence Hall, Pitt’s largest classroom building, will begin this summer.According to a University press release, Pitt’s Property and Facilities Committee approved a more than $7 million project to renovate the building last week. The committee is responsible for approvin...

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