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Board discusses upcoming elections, term lengths

By Abbey Reighard / Senior Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

If a proposed Student Government Board referendum passes, the next Board could take on a three-semester term.At its public meeting on Tuesday, the Student Government Board moved to include a referendum on the ballot that would change its current term, which runs from the first day of spring semester ...

Geocaching

Geocaching

By MCT Campus

September 17, 2014

Geocaches can be any type of item, and geocachers can find them anywhere in the world for others to find. 

VFW Wreath Ceremony

VFW Wreath Ceremony

By Subhana Chaudhri / Staff Photographer

September 17, 2014

Chancellor Gallagher opened and closed the ceremony Tuesday. 

Veterans honored at VFW centennial ceremony

Veterans honored at VFW centennial ceremony

By Conor McAteer / Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher hung a wreath near Forbes Avenue yesterday, but Christmas isn’t for nearly another 100 days.Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars followed Pitt ROTC students to watch as Gallagher hung a wreath under the VFW plaque on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard to ma...

Hidden treasures: Get outdoors with geocaching

Hidden treasures: Get outdoors with geocaching

By Jessica Iacullo / Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Thanks to technology, treasure hunting is back. It’s called geocaching now, and Chris Stevenson, a 26-year-old Ontario native, has unearthed bounty just beyond the Cathedral on Schenley Park’s grounds. “I’ve always had that ‘explorer’s itch’ but never really had a reason to,” Stevenson...

Crunch time: seniors get fit for job market

Crunch time: seniors get fit for job market

By Jesseca Muslin / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

On average, job recruiters only give interested applicants six seconds of their time.And that six seconds is how long the typical hiring manager looks at a resumé, according to UPMC recruiter and researcher Maria Gerardi. Gerardi is a Pitt graduate and spoke Wednesday at Senior Career Bootcamp in the Willi...

Catch up to the PAT bus schedule in real time

Catch up to the PAT bus schedule in real time

By Emily Ahlin / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

If it’s 20 degrees and snowing, the bus will probably be late. The good news? Soon, bus travelers won’t have to worry abut late buses in any weather.Last week, Port Authority added new routes to their GPS-enabled live-tracking system, accessible to users online. All 61 and 71 routes, both 54s and...

Catcalls common for women, men

Catcalls common for women, men

By Sarah Police / Staff Writer

September 14, 2014

It’s not unusual for strangers to catcall Katie Watson during her daily run through Schenley Park.Watson, a sophomore finance major, was crossing the street when a man appeared next to her. He began running beside her and asked, “Can I run with you next time?”Watson was confused but decided to keep...

Website aims to change how colleges measure graduates

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

September 14, 2014

Each year, Pitt omits a large portion of students in its graduation rates.The U.S. Department of Education does not allow schools to include transfer students in their calculations. But the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), an organization that encourages universities to post more comprehensive info...

Be the boss: Self-employed students set their own rules

By Kat Prosachik / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Pitt students are changing the way we think about college jobs by becoming their own bosses.In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that only 3.7 percent of people aged 16-24 are self-employed. In 2013, the average number of self-employed men and women between the ages of 16-19 was roughly...

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