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Police Blotter: Nov. 11 - Nov. 17

Police Blotter: Nov. 11 – Nov. 17

By News Editors November 18, 2021
A stolen garbage can, burglary and three liquor law violations in this week’s police blotter.
Pitt will implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement after Thanksgiving break, on Dec. 6. COVID-19 cases remain low.

Pitt adds 69 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 10

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor November 18, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 43 students and 26 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16.
Pitts Arabic Language and Culture club.

‘Speakers of all levels’: Pitt language clubs connect students

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
While Pitt offers classes in 35 different languages, Pitt’s language clubs offer students opportunities to practice their conversation skills outside of class, with members ranging from native speakers to those with no prior experience with the languages.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he is “grateful” for the foundation’s gift.

Pitt, Richard King Mellon Foundation announce $100 million grant

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt November 17, 2021
Pitt, along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation, announced on Wednesday a $100 million gift to help fund a bioresearch and development facility at Hazelwood Green near Downtown.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place on Tuesday evening.

SGB hosts Pitt IT, discusses student safety

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Pitt’s Student Government Board hosted representatives from Pitt IT for a Q&A session at Tuesday night’s public meeting. Mark Henderson, chief information officer, said Pitt IT is constantly looking for ways to engage with students.
Ruth Mostern speaks at a Pitt event on Tuesday about historical maps celebrating Geographic Information Systems.

‘New level of understanding’: Pitt celebrates world GIS day

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Pitt celebrated World Geographic Information Systems day, which is on Wednesday, by hosting a Tuesday webinar on Zoom about historical maps and how to digitize them.
Attendees at an event Monday evening meant to highlight Native American culture and history within what is now western Pennsylvania.

Town hall highlights culture, history of Indigenous nations in Pittsburgh

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Several Pitt organizations hosted an event Monday evening to highlight Native American culture and history within what is now western Pennsylvania and acknowledge issues that Indigenous people face today.
Students walk by the Hillman Library.

Pitt Archives document many areas of western Pennsylvania history

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
From 18th-century handwritten documents by George Washington to a complete set of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America,” Pitt’s Archives and Special Collections has thousands of valuable items documenting western Pennsylvania history.
Garage Door Saloon is a popular bar located in Oakland.

Garage Door Saloon owner, landlord in legal battle over repairs

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2021
Mark Welshonse, the owner of Garage Door Saloon, and Neal Scoratow, the landlord, have disputed building repairs at the bar since March, and it has consequently been shut down temporarily. A lawsuit is ongoing with both sides claiming breach of contract.
Pitt, Chatham and Carnegie Mellon students walk down the street with a banner that reads “Divest Now” during Saturday’s “College Climate March.”

Students at Pitt, neighboring universities demand fossil fuel divestment at climate march

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, Divest CMU and Green Team Chatham organized a “College Climate March” on Saturday, marching through each university’s campus. About 50 attendees carried signs that read “divest now,” “people over profit” and “keep it in the ground.”
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