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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Portrait of new Board of Trustees Vice Chancellor and Secretary Phil Bakken.

Pitt names Phil Bakken vice chancellor and secretary to Board of Trustees

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2024
Pitt announced Phil Bakken as the next vice chancellor and secretary to the Board of Trustees on Monday, March 25. 
Pitt graduates after 2021 commencement at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt holding spring commencement April 28

By Donata Massimiani, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2024

The University of Pittsburgh is holding its spring commencement ceremony on April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center.  To walk on stage and receive their diploma at the ceremony, graduating...

An entrance sign for the University of Pittsburgh Bradford campus.

Pitt Bradford student using virtual reality to research PTSD

By Emily Handrahan, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

A virtual reality program developed by Sofiya Synychych, a Pitt Bradford student, in collaboration with faculty members, offers hope to those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. “I designed...

Henry Cohen, from College Democrats at Pitt, and Josh Minsky, from College Republicans at Pitt, debate a range of political topics at an event hosted by Bridge Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

Bridge Pittsburgh hosts second annual debate between Pitt College Democrats, Republicans

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2024
Bridge Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan political club on campus, hosted its second annual debate between Pitt College Democrats and College Republicans on Tuesday evening in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.
Sarah Siddiqui, vice president of operations, and Ryan Young, president, speak during Tuesday night’s Student Government Board public meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB discusses workers’ rights, Hillman Library renovations 

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer March 27, 2024
Student Government Board President Ryan Young opened the meeting on March 26 by discussing petitions from student organizations to create new remunerated positions, which would allow for student leaders to be paid.
Spilled trash cans on Chesterfield Road in Oakland.

‘These aren’t little furry pets’: Chesterfield tenants discuss localized rat infestation

By Amanda Yu, Staff Writer March 26, 2024
Chesterfield Road, on a steep hill in West Oakland, is home to many things — dozens of Pitt students, longtime residents, UPMC workers and, most notably, an extremely localized infestation of hundreds of rats.
PDM’s executive board reacts to the reveal of the grand fundraising total of $357,084.52 to benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Dance Marathon raises over $357,000 for UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor March 26, 2024
Pitt Dance Marathon held its 18th annual fundraiser on March 23 in the Cost Sports Center. According to PDM president Anna Jacobs, the success of the event is due in large part to the network of supporters who raise money and attend the event.
PDM’s executive board reacts to the reveal of the grand fundraising total of $357,084.52 to benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Photos: Pitt Dance Marathon raises $357,084.52 for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pitt Dance Marathon, a student-led philanthropic organization at the University of Pittsburgh, hosted a roughly 10-hour dance marathon this Saturday in the Charles L. Cost Sports Center in celebration...

The newly renovated Carnegie Music Hall on Friday morning.

Carnegie Music Hall reopens after eight month renovation

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer March 25, 2024
Andrew Carnegie’s “greatest gift to Pittsburgh,” the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland, is just steps away from Pitt’s campus and has recently reopened after renovations to replace seats, add air conditioning and to make the space compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Lisa Alzo speaks at the “Gateway to Opportunity” event in the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday afternoon.

Pitt’s Slovak language department hosts their 36th annual Thomas Kukučka Memorial lecture

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

As someone with Slovak heritage, freelance writer Lisa Alzo said she shares interests with former Pittsburgh Press reporter Thomas Kukučka. Kukučka has a scholarship in his name at the University of...

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