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Hatice Simten Coşar is Pitt’s Global Studies Center first Scholar at Risk. Coşar, who left Turkey in 2018, teaches a course called Scholars at Risk, which explores academic freedom and has students raise awareness for a specific scholar at risk.

Pitt’s first formal Scholar at Risk reflects on year at Pitt

By Kiera Ledermann, For The Pitt News March 25, 2021
Feminist scholar and professor Hatice Simten Coşar was among more than 1,000 academics who signed a statement in 2016 against military actions taken by the Turkish government. She became Pitt’s first formal Scholar at Risk in January 2020.
Student Government Board held its weekly public meeting on Tuesday.

SGB addresses recent mass shootings, Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board president Eric Macadangdang began the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by naming each of the eight Atlanta shooting victims — six of them being women of Asian descent.
Greg Heller-LaBelle (right) graduated from Pitt in 2006 and now owns Colony Meadery in Allentown.

Pitt alumni ‘brewing’ their way to success

By Andrew Thompson, For The Pitt News March 24, 2021
Two Pitt alumni — Greg Heller-LaBelle, who graduated in 2006, and Brett Taylor, who graduated in 1999 — own their own breweries after starting out as home brewers.
Gene Ney runs Gene’s Place — a bar located on Louisa Place. Ney has only sold takeout cocktails, drafts and other specials for the past few months, but on April 4, he plans to open the bar again at a limited capacity.

Oakland bars, restaurants adapt to restrictions with increased takeout

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2021
With continued restrictions and less students on campus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, bars and restaurants in Oakland have had to adapt in a number of new ways.
Pitt professors face child care difficulties during pandemic

Pitt professors face child care difficulties during pandemic

By Colm Slevin and Suln Yun March 24, 2021
Although “Bring Your Child to Work Day” is officially April 22, many professors and students who are parents have been bringing their kids to work just about every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.
According to the American Psychological Association, 22% of people reported binge drinking in February 2020, compared to 27% in April 2020.

Students report drinking less during pandemic

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the added stress, fear and uncertainty has led many to develop new habits as a way to cope. But for many Pitt students, the new standard is drinking less.
Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, detects UK variant on campus

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, detects UK variant on campus

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2021
Pitt added eight new COVID-19 cases, composed of six students and two employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 39 students currently in isolation.
Allie Staman, a junior nursing major, served as an RA in Sutherland Hall last year and currently oversees 34 first-year residents in Tower B.

Allie Staman voted best RA in “Best Of” survey

By Katie Cassidy, For The Pitt News March 22, 2021
Each year The Pitt News conducts “Best Of” surveys in which students can vote on the “best” things, people and places around campus. This year, the title of “Best RA” was awarded to junior Allie Staman.
More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon during a climate strike rally, urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment. Organized by Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh, the protest started on Flagstaff Hill before protesters walked to the Cathedral of Learning.

Climate change march fights for climate justice and youth representation

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment. The group chanted, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild” and, “Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go.”
Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

By Pamela Smith, Staff Photographer March 21, 2021
Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh hosted a climate strike march on Friday afternoon. More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland chanting, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild.”
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