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Faster than a Ferrari: student-built car gears up for last race

Faster than a Ferrari: student-built car gears up for last race

By Brad Hanlon / For The Pitt News May 20, 2014

In three seconds, Jonathan Powers accelerated from zero to 50 mph. “It’s like a rocketship,” Powers said of the car’s takeoff. Powers, a junior mechanical engineering major, is a driver for the...

The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates 20 years

The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates 20 years

By Aileen Ryan / For The Pitt News May 13, 2014

Alyssa Ferguson’s own art has been inspired by Andy Warhol’s work.Ferguson, a junior majoring in digital media and studio art, has spent countless hours at the Andy Warhol Museum, but a new addition...

Centers for women encourage leadership, praise work

A disparity in leadership and wages between genders has fueled the establishment of centers that recognize women. Within the last month, Carlow University in Pittsburgh and the U.S. House of Representatives...

University fees to increase

By Cristina Holtzer / News editor May 13, 2014

This fall, students at Pitt’s main and Titusville campuses could be paying more money in fees to the University.The Student Affairs Committee met Monday to propose raising semesterly fees, including...

Ductwork malfunction closes Fuel & Fuddle indefinitely

Ductwork malfunction closes Fuel & Fuddle indefinitely

By Ilya Yashin / For The Pitt News May 13, 2014

The blinds at Fuel & Fuddle, 212 Oakland Ave., are drawn, the inside is dark, and a note on the front door reads, “Closed for some renovations. We’ll see you soon!” But the reopening date is undetermined.The...

Chelsea Handler autographs books at University Store

Chelsea Handler autographs books at University Store

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor May 10, 2014

At the front of a line of people snaked around the entire University Store on Fifth Saturday afternoon was Chelsea Handler, comedian, author and TV host, signing copies of her new book Uganda Be Kidding...

CMU grad's website a new way to find concerts

CMU grad’s website a new way to find concerts

By Macie Ellis / For The Pitt News May 6, 2014

Lady Gaga is playing a show Downtown at Consol Energy Center Thursday. If you’d used eventmapper.net, a new website created by a 2009 Carnegie Mellon graduate, you might already know that. For concert...

Renovations approved for David Lawrence Hall

Renovations approved for David Lawrence Hall

A project to renovate David Lawrence Hall, Pitt’s largest classroom building, will begin this summer.According to a University press release, Pitt’s Property and Facilities Committee approved a more...

Students fight to bring Islamic courses back

By Elizabeth Furiga / Staff Writer May 6, 2014

Pitt students will have four fewer opportunities to learn about the Islamic faith this fall, and some are worried that this will lead to Muslim stereotypes going unquestioned. During the upcoming fall...

Pitt basketball player faces indefinite suspension following arrest

By Raechelle Landers / Staff Writer April 30, 2014

Derrick Randall, a Pitt basketball player, faces an indefinite suspension from the team after being arrested for driving while intoxicated on Tuesday on Rutgers University’s campus.Randall, 24, was also...

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