The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Jury gives death penalty in Tree of Life trial

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor August 2, 2023

Robert Bowers, the man who killed 11 Jewish people and wounded six at the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre on October 27, 2018, has been sentenced to death by a jury after a two month trial.  Bowers...

The Cathedral of Learning.

New Pitt budget includes increases in tuition, operating costs

By Spencer Levering, Staff Writer July 27, 2023
On Wednesday morning, Pitt’s Executive Committee and University Planning and Budget Committee approved the University’s operating and capital budgets for the upcoming year. Among the approved changes include increases to tuition, staff minimum wage, and University operating costs.
Chancellor Joan Gabel at a press conference on April 3.

Chancellor Joan Gabel discusses Pitt’s future during her first week in office

By Pamela Smith, Editor-in-Chief July 20, 2023

Joan Gabel, Pitt’s newest chancellor, described Pitt as a newly awakened “sleeping giant” in terms of opportunity and potential — a metaphor used by former chancellor Patrick Gallagher as well. “There’s...

A proposed view from the Frick Park Trail of the new Fern Hollow Bridge shown at Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s community meeting on Sept. 8, 2022.

Proposed apartment complex on vacant Irish Center Site evokes community frustration

By Adrienne Cahillane, Staff Writer July 12, 2023
Canadian developers and local architects want to build apartments on the old Irish Center Site, and some community members are fighting back.
A PRT bus on Fifth Avenue.

Funding secured for bus improvement project between Oakland and Downtown

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor July 12, 2023

Transportation from campus to downtown might become easier in the future, as Pittsburgh Regional Transit received the money needed to begin working on the almost $300 million project to improve bussing...

A rendering of the planned BioForge center in Hazelwood.

University unveils design and plans for new BioForge center

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor July 12, 2023

Pitt unveiled the design and architectural plans for BioForge, a new biomanufacturing center in the Hazelwood neighborhood.  The building is set to be 185,000 square feet, with two stories and a penthouse,...

For second time this year, PA House rejects in-state tuition bill

For second time this year, PA House rejects in-state tuition bill

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor July 8, 2023

The fight in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives over funding for in-state tuition discounts continues after House Republicans blocked millions of dollars in state appropriations for four Pennsylvania...

The Cathedral of Learning and Litchfield Towers.

Pitt staff files unfair labor practice charge over alleged mandatory meetings with anti-union messaging

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer July 6, 2023

Pitt held captive audience meetings where staff were told to report organizing activity and spread an anti-union message, the United Steelworkers alleged in a June 28 unfair labor practice charge.  The...

A smoke bomb lands on the ground at the second of two protests against a debate featuring Michael Knowles on campus Tuesday evening.

Husband and wife indicted for smoke bombs and fireworks during Knowles protest

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor June 30, 2023
A husband and wife were charged with three indictments for dropping two smoke bombs and a firework at the protest that took place outside of the O’Hara Student Center during Michael Knowles’ debate on April 18.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Supreme Court rules affirmative action unconstitutional, Pitt administration responds

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor June 30, 2023
Educational leaders, including Vice Provost Ann Cudd, have spoken out in response to the Supreme Court’s striking down of the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
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