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Lego Cathedral up for vote as Americas next top toy model

Lego Cathedral up for vote as America’s next top toy model

By Meagan Hart / Staff Writer September 30, 2014

 It took construction workers roughly eight years to build the Cathedral of Learning. How long would it take you to build yours? Josh Hall, blogger, IT manager and Lego enthusiast, wants the “Cathy”...

SGB takes pledge to fight sexual assault on campus

SGB takes pledge to fight sexual assault on campus

The Student Government Board took the “It’s On Us” pledge to raise awareness and help prevent sexual assault on campus. All eight Board members and President Mike Nites took the pledge at public...

Angst in Oakland

Angst in Oakland

By Alex Ryan September 29, 2014

Yinz get what Im sayin?

Yinz get what I’m sayin’?

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer September 29, 2014

Your friends ask if yinz want to head dahn Sah-Syde to watch dem Stillers at da bah. Or maybe your mom asks you to red up your room and warsh your clothes, cause comp’ny is comin’. If you know what...

Street safety concerns shake campus

Street safety concerns shake campus

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor September 29, 2014

Fear and concern flared up around campus and on social media after a message warning of criminal activity circulated among students. On Sept. 28, the president, secretary and other board members of the...

Certificates and minors

Certificates and minors

By MCT Campus September 28, 2014

Pitt developing MERS vaccine

Pitt developing MERS vaccine

By MCT Campus September 28, 2014

Pitt researchers are collaborating with others around the world on a vaccine for the MERS virus.

Achieving your goals: Certificates and minors can help

Achieving your goals: Certificates and minors can help

By Emily Ahlin / Staff Writer September 28, 2014

It’s a tough choice — bioengineering or chemical engineering?For many Pitt students, selecting minors or certificates can be challenging, especially when considering what potential employers would...

Pitt researchers develop vaccine to fight respiratory virus

Pitt researchers develop vaccine to fight respiratory virus

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer September 28, 2014

Pitt researchers developed a new vaccine that protects mice, and, hopefully, camels, against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, a viral respiratory illness spreading across the Middle East.With...

How valuable is your internship, really?

How valuable is your internship, really?

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer September 25, 2014

When Michael Tammaro had a 93-year-old woman fling a phone at his head, he knew he’d found the right internship.While interning as a patient care technician at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn.,...

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