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Former president Barack Obama waves to the crowd after speaking at a rally for Democratic senate candidate John Fetterman in Schenley Plaza Saturday afternoon.

Fetterman, Obama criticize Republican rhetoric and urge Pittsburghers to vote at rally on Pitt’s campus

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor November 5, 2022
More than 6,000 people gathered in Schenley Plaza Saturday morning for a rally with Senate candidate John Fetterman, former President Barack Obama and others. The candidates’ message was clear — vote in the midterm election on Tuesday.
Former president Barack Obama is hugged by supporters after speaking at a rally for Democratic senate candidate John Fetterman in Schenley Plaza Saturday afternoon.

Photos: Fetterman, Obama rally in Schenley Plaza

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor November 5, 2022
More than 6,000 people gathered in Schenley Plaza Saturday morning for a rally with Senate candidate John Fetterman, former President Barack Obama and others.
This combination of photos shows Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, left, and Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, right.

‘Midterms are just as important’: Pitt students discuss Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt students say everything from the economy to crime to climate change is on the ballot as voters determine whether Democrat Josh Shapiro or Republican Doug Mastriano will become Pennsylvania’s next governor.
Fiona Hill, former deputy assistant to the president of the United States.

Fiona Hill talks Putin’s goals in Ukraine, Russian election interference

By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Foreign affairs specialist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Fiona Hill, spoke at an event hosted by Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Ridgway Center for International Security Studies on Wednesday night. She spoke on Putin’s intentions and strategy in the war with Ukraine, Russian interference in the 2016 election and what led her to begin studying Russia.
The Pitt Faculty Assembly meeting on Wednesday.

Faculty assembly talks faculty union criticisms, IPA policy

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
To Faculty Assembly Vice President Kristin Kanthak, the recent actions of the faculty union are “frustrating and embarrassing”.
Pitt’s solar farm under-construction near Pittsburgh International Airport.

Gaucho Solar project to replace 18% of Pitt’s electricity with clean, renewable energy

By Elle Kenney, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt and Vesper Energy partnered to create the Gaucho Solar project, which entails building a 68-acre solar farm near the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Police Blotter: Oct. 25 - Nov. 02

Police Blotter: Oct. 25 – Nov. 02

By News Editors November 3, 2022
Pitt police reported underage drinking, an arson investigation and more in this week’s crime log.
The logo of Pitt College Republicans.

Inflation trumps abortion for College Republicans when choosing candidates in midterm election

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2022
As the midterm election approaches, members of the Pitt College Republicans club say the economy, the Second Amendment and fracking are some of the most important issues on their minds.
SGB discusses committee plans, debates allocations

SGB discusses committee plans, debates allocations

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor November 2, 2022
Student Government Board debated on allocation requests for the first time “in a long time,” according to board member Daniel Temmallo.
A simulation of astronomical phenomena depicting emission of gas in space created by Evan Schneider’s computer program.

Pitt professor wins astronomy award for simulating galaxies with ‘greater clarity than ever before’

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
Physics professor Evan Schneider is the first person from Pitt's astronomy department and the first woman from Pitt to win the Packard Fellowship for her groundbreaking code “Cholla” used to simulate incredibly complex astronomical events.
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