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Mi Ranchito shut down after failing to pay drink tax

By Taira Alabi / Staff Writer April 25, 2014

After receiving a citation for underage drinking less than a month ago, Mi Ranchito is facing problems again.Mi Ranchito, a popular Mexican restaurant and bar on Atwood Street in Oakland, was forced to...

Finals Edition: Legacy status an added bonus for college students

By Chris Puzia / Staff Writer April 20, 2014

When Jamie Cooper was applying to colleges, she had a decision to make: whether or not she would consider Pitt simply because her family’s two preceding generations attended the school.Pitt accepted...

Finals Edition: Pitt students find young love during years in Oakland

Finals Edition: Pitt students find young love during years in Oakland

By Kathleen Fennell / Staff Writer April 20, 2014

Amy Longworth met her fiancé, Killian Byrne, in her first class at Pitt, Renaissance in England. Longworth was studying abroad at Pitt from Exeter University in England. Longworth, who graduated from...

Finals Edition: Professors embrace software meant to combat plagiarism

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

By Danielle Fox / Senior Staff Writer 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

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...

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The Board passed three bills during Tuesday's meeting. 

Board plants idea to grow environmental office

Board plants idea to grow environmental office

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer 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

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer 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

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer 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...

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