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Finals Edition: Pitt students find young love during years in Oakland

Finals Edition: Pitt students find young love during years in Oakland

By Kathleen Fennell / Staff Writer

April 20, 2014

Amy Longworth met her fiancé, Killian Byrne, in her first class at Pitt, Renaissance in England. Longworth was studying abroad at Pitt from Exeter University in England. Longworth, who graduated from Exeter University in July 2013 with a degree in English literature, said she and Byrne have been tog...

Finals Edition: Professors embrace software meant to combat plagiarism

By Gideon Bradshaw / Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2014

Jonathan Misurda was grading a student’s computer programming assignment a few years ago when he noticed something odd.A line of code the student had ostensibly written contained the last name of a student who had been in one of Misurda’s previous courses.“It was not a common last name,” Mis...

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

By Danielle Fox / Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2014

When Sandra Saba found out the University did not rehire her favorite professor, Bobbie Jo Duffy, she began demanding answers from Pitt’s administration about transparency. Saba asked for better treatment of adjuncts and, above all, the return of Duffy to the American Sign Language department.Duffy worked...

Pitt students visit UPMC workers’ protest

Pitt students visit UPMC workers’ protest

By Mahita Gajanan / Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2014

Friday morning was the last time Mary Hughes ate a meal.Since then, Hughes, a transcriptionist with imaging services at UPMC, has fasted publicly to raise awareness of the struggle workers who seek to unionize at UPMC face. Hughes and Chaney Lewis, a patient transporter at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, wi...

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SGB

By Subhana Chaudhri / Staff Photographer

April 16, 2014

The Board passed three bills during Tuesday's meeting. 

Board plants idea to grow environmental office

Board plants idea to grow environmental office

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

April 16, 2014

According to Pitt’s Student Government Board, the University is slow to bloom when it comes to establishing an office to handle green initiatives.One of three bills that the Board introduced at its public meeting last night advocated for the creation of an Office of Sustainability. Pitt is one of the few ...

Board goes public with student groups’ budget appeals

Board goes public with student groups’ budget appeals

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

April 13, 2014

A disagreement on money matters between the Student Government Board and Allocations Committee ultimately proved that the Board holds the power of the purse.The Board and Allocations Chair Nasreen Harun met on Saturday for a public meeting to consult with student groups about budget requests and delibe...

Board selects two new members to fill vacant seats

Board selects two new members to fill vacant seats

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

April 6, 2014

The Student Government Board has selected two new members to fill the vacancies left when former Board members Ellie Tsatsos and Brandon Benjamin resigned at the Board’s public meeting two weeks ago. After a nearly eight-hour interview process, the Board chose Ben West and Ryan Orr to fill the two pos...

Board to amend policies, seek new members

Board to amend policies, seek new members

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

April 2, 2014

After a string of resignations and accusations that the Student Government Board devotes too much time to the allocations process, SGB pledged last night to shift the focus from campus funding to campus life.Board members addressed the student body about the recent resignations and announced the application process to fill spot...

Student environmentalists push for more sustainable hydration

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

March 30, 2014

The Student Government Board has introduced another green initiative to its smattering of environmentally friendly policies this semester.Environmental Committee Chairwoman Kacy McGill has been working with Board member Mona Kazour and students from Pitt’s chapter of Take Back the Tap on the latest g...

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