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Protests held in Oakland against police brutality

Protests held in Oakland against police brutality

By Theo Schwarz / Staff Photographer

August 27, 2014

Students and community members held a protest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., incidents in Gaza, and against police brutality.

Oakland protestors condemn violence in Ferguson

Oakland protestors condemn violence in Ferguson

By Sabrina Romano / Staff Writer

August 27, 2014

National issues resonated on campus as students and community members participated in a peaceful march to promote awareness of police brutality.The protest came as a response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and incidents in Gaza, but functioned to raise awareness of police brutality, ...

Meaghan Murphy

Meaghan Murphy

By Sheldon Satenstein / Assistant Visual Editor

August 27, 2014

The Board selected Meaghan Murphy to fill the vacancy left my Ryan Orr. 

Mayor Peduto creates education panel to compete for funding

Mayor Peduto creates education panel to compete for funding

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

August 27, 2014

The federal government may grant Pennsylvania $20 million in education funding due to plans from Mayor Bill Peduto’s office..Peduto announced Monday the creation of a Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education, a specialized task force of 20 local education professionals who will work toward win...

Board welcomes new semester, new member

Board welcomes new semester, new member

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

August 27, 2014

With less than half the fiscal year remaining, time is not on the side of the newest Student Government Board member. The Board met in Nordy’s Place for its first public meeting of the semester and announced its new member, Meghan Murphy, to about 40 students. The Board selected Murphy, a junior maj...

Urban Hiking

Urban Hiking

By The Pitt News File Photo

August 25, 2014

Urban hiking usually takes place in unfamiliar neighborhoods. 

Take an urban hike, venture to parts unknown

Take an urban hike, venture to parts unknown

By Emma Solak / For The Pitt News

August 25, 2014

Some hikers require heavy gear and extensive preparation, but with Urban Hikers, you can hit the trail with only a cup of joe and curiosity for Pittsburgh culture. In 2003, a group of Pittsburghers began leading organized hikes to explore  different neighborhoods of the city. As a cohort, they cal...

Pitt apparel

Pitt apparel

By Bobby Mizia / Visual Editor

August 25, 2014

Pitt announced Friday, August 22 that they planned to sign the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building safety and will require all apparel licensees to do the same. 

Safer spirit wear: Pitt agrees to workers’ rights accord for apparel licensees

Safer spirit wear: Pitt agrees to workers' rights accord for apparel licensees

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

August 25, 2014

After a year of student pressure, Pitt will require its apparel licensees to sign a legal document agreeing not to manufacture products in unsafe working environments.The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh aims to prevent accidents like the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory in Ap...

Pa. residents respect PSU over Pitt, CMU, UPenn

Pa. residents respect PSU over Pitt, CMU, UPenn

By Raechelle Landers / Staff Writer

August 25, 2014

Pennsylvania residents have something to say — Pitt isn’t all that great. Not compared to Penn State, at least.This summer, a Harper Polling survey found Pennsylvanians respect Penn State University the most when compared to other Pennsylvania universities. The survey asked participants of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey which university the...

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