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A crowd stands in solidarity with the people of Iran outside of the Cathedral of Learning on Oct. 24.

‘Be our voice’: Students protest the Iranian regime, ask for support from the Pitt community

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor October 24, 2022
About 80 students gathered at the Cathedral of Learning lawn on Friday to protest the Iranian regime and stand in solidarity with Iranian women.
The Cathedral of Learning.

‘Very unsettling’: Students have mixed reactions to Pitt’s response to Cathedral of Learning assault

By James Paul, Staff Writer October 23, 2022
For John Alston, the heightened security presence in the Cathedral of Learning following a reported sexual assault inside the building, is “unsettling,” especially for Pitt’s Black community.  
Abagail Kraus leads a tour of the Early American nationality room in the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday.

Witches, human bones, zombies and more: Student-run program hosts annual Halloween Nationality Room tour

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer October 23, 2022
Student-run program Quo Vadis hosted its annual Halloween tour of 10 Nationality Rooms on Friday and Saturday. Open to the public, these tours allowed the community to get a deeper understanding of Pitt’s historic Nationality Rooms.
A student leaves flowers at a candlelight vigil for Mahsa Amini and other victims of the Iranian “morality police” outside the William Pitt Union last Tuesday evening.

More than 100 student leaders release letter urging Pitt for an official statement on situation in Iran

By Betul Tuncer, Managing Editor October 21, 2022
The Middle Eastern North African Student Association sent a letter to the Chancellor Thursday afternoon urging Pitt to release an official statement on the “atrocities in Iran.”

VIDEO: Joe Biden touts infrastructure at Pittsburgh visit

October 21, 2022
Biden visited the Fern Hollow Bridge on Thursday, where he touted the strength of infrastructure and unions.
President Joe Biden speaks at the Fern Hollow Bridge on Thursday.

‘I’m coming back’: Biden touts infrastructure as he makes plans to revisit Pittsburgh

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor October 21, 2022
With a giant yellow crane and the now-infamous Fern Hollow Bridge in the background, President Biden visited Pittsburgh to make one thing clear — infrastructure is his top priority.
Volunteers wrap excess food in Posvar Hall.

Pitt Food Recovery Heroes aim to reduce food waste, fight food insecurity

By Trevor Weinstock, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
Food Recovery Heroes’ goal is to recover surplus food across campus and to donate it to local organizations. They take leftovers from food vendors around campus and bring them to different hunger-fighting agencies in Pittsburgh.
The front entrance of Allegheny County Jail in Downtown.

Pitt survey reveals poor conditions at Allegheny County Jail

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer October 20, 2022
In a survey conducted by Pitt’s School of Social Work assessing conditions at the Allegheny County Jail, one respondent claimed it took over a year for the jail to get their “insulin right,” and added that sometimes they do not receive it at all.
Police Blotter: Oct. 12 - Oct. 17

Police Blotter: Oct. 12 – Oct. 17

By News Editors October 20, 2022
Pitt police reported theft, terroristic threats and more in this week’s crime log.
Students gather at a protest against sexual violence outside of the Cathedral of Learning Friday on Oct 7.

Pitt hosts student town hall to discuss safety, sexual assault on campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 19, 2022
Student Government Board, Student Affairs, Pitt Police and the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted a student town hall Wednesday afternoon on safety and sexual assault at Pitt.
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