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Finals Edition: Professors embrace software meant to combat plagiarism

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...

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct

Finals Edition: Dismissal of faculty member sparks debate over adjunct
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...

Pitt students visit UPMC workers’ protest

Pitt students visit UPMC workers' protest
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...

SGB

SGB
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
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...

Board goes public with student groups’ budget appeals

Board goes public with student groups' budget appeals
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...

Board selects two new members to fill vacant seats

Board selects two new members to fill vacant seats
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...

Board to amend policies, seek new members

Board to amend policies, seek new members
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...

Student environmentalists push for more sustainable hydration

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...

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger
March 27, 2014

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