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The inside of The Assembly on Centre Avenue.

Pitt receives LEED Gold certification at The Assembly building

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor November 1, 2022
The Assembly, Pitt and UPMC’s new health research center that focuses on cancer biology and immunology research, received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council last Wednesday — marking it as a leader in sustainability.
A copy of Liberation: The Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation hangs in Posvar Hall.

Pitt socialist, Marxist clubs express political beliefs, talk midterm elections

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor November 1, 2022
For Matthew Dorrycott, president of the Young Democratic Socialists of America at Pitt, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s stance opposing fracking in his debate against Dr. Mehmet Oz was “disappointing.”
Dental assistant students treat a patient.

Pitt’s dental assistant program addresses healthcare professional shortage

By Elizabeth Primrose, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
The School of Dental Medicine received funding to train dental assistants through a 14-month paid apprenticeship program. Six dental assistant students, who have yet to be selected, will start in January.
Students listen to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro speak in the William Pitt Union on Oct. 27, an event co-organized by the Pitt College Democrats and Pitt Students for Shapiro.

Pitt’s College Democrats feel ‘confident’ as midterms approach, flock to pro-choice candidates

By Trevor Weinstock, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
Pitt’s College Democrats are working with other clubs to spread the word about democratic candidates in the midterm elections. In the past month, Arvind Venkat, Summer Lee and Josh Shapiro have spoken at events for the organization.
American flags decorate the lawn of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Avenue.

Soldiers & Sailors fills lawn with flags to honor veterans

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer October 31, 2022
While Soldiers & Sailors started selling flags in October, the nearly 100 flags will continue waving throughout November in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
‘Incredibly disruptive’: National Adderall shortage hits Pitt’s campus

‘Incredibly disruptive’: National Adderall shortage hits Pitt’s campus

By James Paul, Staff Writer October 30, 2022
Some students with ADHD fear they won’t be able to fill their Adderall prescription amid a national shortage. Pitt officials say the University Pharmacy’s Adderall supply is “constrained but steady.”
Pitt Faculty Union flyers on a campus table.

Solidarity, serenity and slow negotiations: Faculty look back on year since unionization

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2022
The PLRB certified the Pitt faculty union’s landslide election victory one year ago as of Friday. Since then, faculty have changed from advisors in a shared governance system to legal equals in slow and, at times, publicly bitter contract talks with administration. The very existence of negotiations, however strained, gives Melinda Ciccocioppo “a real sense of serenity.”
Josh Shapiro speaks with Pitt students in Nordy’s Place on Thursday.

‘Here to say thank you’: Shapiro visits Pitt students on campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2022
Gen Z plays a crucial role in political progress today, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro.
Community members mourn the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting during a ceremony in Schenley Park on Thursday afternoon.

‘Their light remains here with us all’: Tree of Life victims remembered four years later

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor October 28, 2022
Family and friends of those killed in the Tree of Life massacre lit candles in memory of their loved ones in Schenley Park Thursday afternoon.
Pitt faculty protest on the steps of Posvar Hall for a fair contract on Thursday afternoon.

Faculty union protests outside bargaining room, talks job security and fair contracts

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor October 27, 2022
More than 150 faculty members showed up today, with signs and in song, on the steps of Posvar Hall to demand one thing — a fair contract.
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