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Student group aims to educate on Israel, welcomes all

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

Panthers for Israel, a student organization that aims to educate students about Israel, hopes to spread awareness by spreading hummus.The group, which held a hummus and falafel meet and greet last week, hosted a seminar on Sunday — led by Gregg Roman — discussing the events of the summer in Israe...

Board selects two new allocations members

By Abbey Reighard / Senior Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

The Student Government selected two students to fill the empty seats left on the Allocations Committee.Student Government Board President Mike Nites, Allocations Committee Chair Nasreen Harun and Allocations Committee Vice Chair Robyn Weiner appointed two freshmen, Max Kneis and Seth Erlanger, to fill two vacant po...

Want food, faster? There’s an app for that.

Want food, faster? There's an app for that.

By Sheldon Satenstein / Assistant Visual Editor

September 4, 2014

With Tapingo, students can pick up food faster from campus and Oakland eateries.

Cut time, cut lines: Pitt adopts new app

Cut time, cut lines: Pitt adopts new app

By Katie Fennell / Staff Writer

September 4, 2014

Fast food at Pitt just got faster. The University recently began using Tapingo this semester, an app that allows students to order and pay for food ahead of time, and then pick it up at campus dining locations. The students using the app pay the same price for food that they would have after standing in li...

Pitt fills student conduct officer role

By Conor McAteer / For The Pitt News

September 4, 2014

Pitt has a new Student Conduct Officer whom students will hopefully only meet on good terms. The Office of Student Affairs announced the appointment of Barbara Ruprecht as Student Conduct Officer last month. Ruprecht, who has served as interim Student Conduct Officer since January, will run disciplinar...

Second SGB Allocations Committee member resigns

By Abbey Reighard / Senior Staff Writer

September 4, 2014

Another member of the student government said goodbye yesterday.Ashley McCray, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, resigned from the Allocations Committee because of her class schedule, which conflicted with the committee meetings.McCray notified Allocations Committee Chair Nasreen Harun Tuesday m...

CMU and Pitt researchers

CMU and Pitt researchers

By Courtesy of a University release

September 3, 2014

From left: Researchers Aaron Batista, Patrick T. Sadtler and Byron M. Yu collaborated on the study that could reveal new information about the brain.

Learning has a limit, study says

Learning has a limit, study says

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

September 3, 2014

Those who have suffered from a stroke or other brain injury could recover more efficiently because of data from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Pitt.The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, the name given to the project joining both universities, published its study “Neural constrai...

Musical backgrounds pay off for students

By Anjana Murali / For The Pitt News

September 3, 2014

For Matt Aelmore, making money as a musician is a “tricky situation.”Aelmore is one of many Pitt students who work as musicians and hope to make a little money on the side while doing it. According to the Department of Music’s website, there are about 40 graduate students and 50 undergraduate mus...

Board test drives travel grant program

By Abbey Reighard / Senior Staff Writer

September 3, 2014

After a false start, the wheels are now in motion for the Student Travel Grant program. The program is the brainchild of Student Government Board President, Mike Nites, and will create a fund for individual students conducting research to receive up to $250 to travel to conferences to present their wor...

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