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A City police officer faces a line of people.

Pitt center provides resources for police accountability

By Andrew Thompson, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
With Allegheny County’s hyper fragmentation — containing 130 municipalities and 108 police departments — Pitt’s Center for Analytical Approaches To Social Innovation created a resource to gather and consolidate police information in one place.
A crowd gathered under the tent at Schenley Plaza at a rally for abortion rights on Wednesday evening.

Students hold rally for abortion rights as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Several speakers addressed a mix of roughly 40 Pitt students and other Pittsburgh residents on Wednesday evening at a rally for abortion rights, organized by Pitt’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action club.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the future of teaching at Pitt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Assembly discusses pandemic learning, background checks and HIPAA

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how Pitt will move forward with teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to approve two draft policies from the Benefits and Welfare committee.
Police Blotter: Nov. 18 - Nov. 30

Police Blotter: Nov. 18 – Nov. 30

By News Editors December 2, 2021
A robbery, two stolen vehicles and two reports of criminal mischief in this week’s police blotter.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 137 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 17

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor December 2, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 85 students and 52 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Nov. 17 to Nov. 30.
Carla Panzella, the dean of students, speaks at Student Government Board’s weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.

SGB hosts Dean Panzella, discusses dining and diversity and inclusion grant

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
At Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting, Carla Panzella said she is “pleasantly surprised” by the Pitt community’s willingness to work hard to address tough challenges, such as sexual assault and student wellness.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a 20-unit apartment complex.

OPDC discusses plans for new Oakland hospital facility, apartment complex

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its monthly Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday evening to discuss updated plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a plan to turn a Ward Street building into a 20-unit apartment complex.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public development activities meeting Monday night to discuss Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal, which would rezone land in South and Central Oakland.

‘Does not help our neighborhood’: OPDC discusses Walnut Capital proposal

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2021
OPDC held a public development activities meeting Monday night to discuss Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal, which would rezone 17 acres of land in South and Central Oakland.
Members of Phi Sigma Rho at the annual Light the Night hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society outside of Heinz Field on Oct. 14.

Sorority changes bylaws to welcome non-binary, transgender students

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer November 30, 2021
Pitt’s chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a social engineering and STEM sorority, recently updated its bylaws to be more welcoming to non-binary and transgender students through inclusive language and pronoun use as well as anti-discrimination clauses.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards Black health equity grant

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 30, 2021
After the Richard King Mellon Foundation recently awarded one of the largest gifts to Pitt in its 234-year history, the foundation also donated $250,000 to help tackle health disparities in Pittsburgh.
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