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Board proposes elections code revisions

By Abbey Reighard / Senior Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

While some students contemplate the idea of running for Student Government Board, the current members of Student Government are changing the rules. At last night’s public meeting, Elections Committee Chair Lauren Barney proposed changes to the Elections Code, which is the governing code for SGB campai...

Manicure with a mission: College students develop nail polish to detect date rape drugs

By Jesseca Muslin / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

Most women have heard the warnings: “Don’t take drinks from strangers,” or “Don’t leave your drink unattended at a party.” Now, a new product may inspire an additional piece of advice: “Don’t forget to paint your nails.”Four college students from North Carolina State University create...

Pitt students dig deep for generous tips

By Emma Solak / For The Pitt News

September 8, 2014

If you want your fellow diners to like you, here’s a tip: leave a tip. Spoon University, a cooking and dining website for college students, recently ranked Pitt seventh in having the highest tip percentage when compared to other universities such as Virginia Tech, the University of Delaware and the University of Colorado. GrubHub, a website that allow...

Students collaborate, build new University art exhibit

By Anjana Murali / For The Pitt News

September 8, 2014

Imagine the risk.“Eight months before an opening, we have a title, and that’s all,” Drew Armstrong said. But the gamble paid off, and fourteen students put together a new exhibition that is on display at the University Art Gallery, part of the Frick Fine Arts building. In an experimental arc...

The women’s restroom on the third floor of the Cathedral of Learning

The women's restroom on the third floor of the Cathedral of Learning

By Meghan Sunners / For The Pitt News

September 8, 2014

A Pitt custodian said a call comes in to clean up the "Potter stall" about every two weeks.

The stall that lived

The stall that lived

By Jesseca Muslin / For The Pitt News

September 8, 2014

One lightning scar, one trio of best friends and most significantly, one story spawned one bathroom stall that embodies all the magic. The Harry Potter fan base is one of the largest around the world, and the series’ admirers at Pitt found their own medium for pledging loyalty: the third floor wome...

Parking tickets

Parking tickets

By MCT Campus

September 8, 2014

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority issued more than 16,400 tickets in the first six months of 2014.

Sorority recruitment on the move

Sorority recruitment on the move

By Zach Schaffer / Senior Staff Photographer

September 8, 2014

Matthew R. Richardson, greek life coordinator, said recruitment numbers are up from previous years.

Move it or lose it: Towing and tickets dwindle savings

Move it or lose it: Towing and tickets dwindle savings

By Aaron Stier-Cohen / Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

When Joe Mangiarelli saw that his car had been towed, he guessed it might have been because the Parking Authority officer had a quota to fill.“When it comes to towing, it’s usually at the officer’s discretion,” Shannon Leshen, Pittsburgh city police community relations officer, said. “Ther...

Sorority recruitment gets a new home

Sorority recruitment gets a new home

By Emma Solak / For The Pitt News

September 8, 2014

Pitt’s sorority recruitment usually means meeting new friends —  sometimes too many. In an effort to improve safety and create a more personal experience for interested students, the University moved Greek rush week events out of Amos and Bruce Halls into other buildings, such as the William P...

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