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“Burden of Genius” showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

“Burden of Genius” showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

1:02 am


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

Students at the University of Pittsburgh have likely heard the name Dr. Thomas Starzl at least once in passing or happened across the statue of him relaxing on a bench behind the Cathedral.

Deadline approaching for primary voter registration

Deadline approaching for primary voter registration

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

12:12 am


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Pittsburghers will have an opportunity to go to the polls for City and county elections in the coming weeks, but the voter registration deadline is closing soon. Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday.

Honors College dean to leave for position at University of Arkansas

Honors College dean to leave for position at University of Arkansas

By Emily Wolfe and Brian Gentry

April 17, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

Dr. Brian Primack will step down from his position as dean of Pitt’s Honors College this summer, and will be the dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas beginning July 1.

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

Aaron Donald pledges 7-figure donation to Pitt football

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After signing the most lucrative contract for a defensive player in NFL history, Aaron Donald gave some of that money back to the Pitt football program last Friday with a seven-figure donation.

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

Does Pitt have a case for Running Back U?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison recently asserted his case for Pitt as the premier producer of backfield talent.

SGB announces new chairs, recaps accomplishments

SGB announces new chairs, recaps accomplishments

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

On Tuesday night at its final meeting of the academic year, Pitt Student Government Board shared memories of late nights in the office and members falling asleep during meetings.

ATO charity concert rocks Bellefield Hall

ATO charity concert rocks Bellefield Hall

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

ATO hosted Saturday’s concert as its annual philanthropy event, with the $5 admission fee going toward the Children’s Miracle Network and Greenhouses for Everyone.

Commencement ceremony speakers announced

Commencement ceremony speakers announced

By Joanna Li, News Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt announced on Monday the commencement speakers for the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Grad students to vote on unionization this week

Grad students to vote on unionization this week

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

After several years of campaigning, rallying and dealing with University opposition, Pitt’s graduate students will vote on whether or not to form a union this week.

Transgender community, allies “Fight the Ban” at downtown rally

Transgender community, allies “Fight the Ban” at downtown rally

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 13, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Saturday afternoon’s Fight the Ban rally gathered a crowd of about 40 people, was organized by Stonewall City Democrats, TransPride Pittsburgh, OutServe-SLDN and Minority Veterans of America, and was one of many rallies held across the country on Saturday.

Student struck by lamp post

Student struck by lamp post

By Joanna Li, News Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

A lamp post outside of the Chevron Science Center fell to the ground Friday, striking a Pitt student.

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons

By The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The Warriors are the favorite to win the NBA Finals at 1-2 odds, with the Bucks at 6-1 and the Houston Rockets right behind at 8-1.

Pitt police issues crime report for “armed threat”

Pitt police issues crime report for “armed threat”

By The Pitt News Staff

April 11, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Pitt Police issued a crime report Thursday around 10:30 a.m. describing an “armed threat incident” that took place at 3250 Parkview Avenue.

Pitt law professor mounts primary challenge against Rep. Doyle

Pitt law professor mounts primary challenge against Rep. Doyle

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

A Pitt law professor is preparing to mount a primary challenge against Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pa., Pittsburgh’s representative in the U.S. House.

Arsenal Cider House serves summer drink year-round

Arsenal Cider House serves summer drink year-round

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

While apple cider is typically a fall beverage, fruity beers are undoubtedly a warm weather summer treat. Luckily, Arsenal Cider House serves up craft ciders year-round made by raw apple cider from Soergel Orchards.

Winter is here: Bar of Thrones opens doors in Market Square

Winter is here: Bar of Thrones opens doors in Market Square

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Television, Top Stories

Winter has come to Pittsburgh’s Market Square. While the weather has been warming up, Bar of Thrones, a Game of Thrones themed pop-up bar, has opened downtown. The bar serves Game of Thrones-themed cocktails, along with beer, wine and certain food offerings.

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

Q&A: Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine on AI

Q&A: Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine on AI

By Griffin Lynch, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Tech Science, Top Stories

The Pitt News talked with Chris Paine before a showing of the documentary about AI and his filmmaking process.

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Top Stories

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

Tyler Oakley reflects on YouTube fame and activism

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Culture, Television, Theater, Top Stories

Little did Tyler Oakley know, 12 years after he began his YouTube channel he would be sitting in the William Pitt Union speaking about his social media career, LGBTQ+ activism and life as an internet celebrity to a room full of more than 250 Pitt students — only a small segment of his fanbase.

Market Central cited for 9 health code violations

Market Central cited for 9 health code violations

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Market Central was cited by the Allegheny County Health Department for nine health code violations Monday.

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 8, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Top Stories

The already-crowded race for the 2020 Democratic primary is about to get its first Pitt stop with a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who will hold a rally this Sunday in Oakland.

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Despite the hype for Pitt athletics to reveal the new team uniforms in “retro” colors Sunday, the Panthers didn’t have a great weekend — only the track team provided top finishes.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

T-Pain headlines Bigelow Bash alongside local artists

T-Pain headlines Bigelow Bash alongside local artists

By Lauren Rude, For The Pitt News

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Two-time Grammy award winner T-Pain began his performance with some of his more well-known songs, including “Booty Wurk,” “Buy U a Drank” and “Up Down.” Following these songs, T-Pain interrupted his set-list to address the audience. “What’s up with you assholes?” T-Pain said. “Welcome to the show.”

PGH foodie blog: Squirrel Hill’s Chaya serves authentic Japanese cuisine

PGH foodie blog: Squirrel Hill’s Chaya serves authentic Japanese cuisine

By Josh Gaylord, For The Pitt News

April 5, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

Japan is known for its glorious mountainscapes, plethora of anime series and strong gaming industry, but their cuisine is easily one of my favorite things. Most people are familiar enough with sushi, but the small island nation has a myriad of other scrumptious delicacies to tempt the adventurous foodie...

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

Weekend Watchlist: The best of the worst

By The Pitt News Staff

April 4, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

This installment of our recurring Weekend Watchlist blog takes a slightly different approach — we wrote about the absolute worst shows and movies we could find online. These films and shows are just so bad they’re good, and we really can’t get enough of the cringey comedy unintentionally found in this week’s watchlist.

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

Pitt Stages preps for ‘Into the Woods’ opening night

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Theater, Top Stories

Get ready for princesses, fairies, and lots of dark woods. The Pitt theatre arts department will perform “Into the Woods” as a mainstage production. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through April 14.

SGB will vote on sustainability measures

SGB will vote on sustainability measures

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

Following a 15-minute board meeting, Pitt Student Government Board held its final town hall of the academic year Tuesday night, facilitating a discussion on sustainability.

Northeastern Kitchen brings traditional Chinese food to Pittsburgh

Northeastern Kitchen brings traditional Chinese food to Pittsburgh

By Ben Spock, For The Pitt News

April 3, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories, Video

Northeastern Kitchen is easy to miss. The Chinese restaurant sits in a basement on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill with its narrow storefront nestled between a bank and a consignment store. Inside, it’s a cozy and humble space, sparsely decorated aside from the red tapestries that adorn the walls and the wa...

Kumanchik keeps spot on primary ballot after court challenge

Kumanchik keeps spot on primary ballot after court challenge

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, City, News, Top Stories

Pitt student Chris Kumanchik, who is running for the 3rd District seat on Pittsburgh City Council, has been cleared from challenges on the validity of his petition for candidacy and will appear on the Democratic primary ballot.

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Speakers at Sunday's TEDx touched on the "ignition" — the theme of this year's event — that kept them motivated throughout their lives.

Changes to come to Bigelow Boulevard

Changes to come to Bigelow Boulevard

By Joanna Li, News Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

After Pittsburgh received a $500,000 grant in late March from Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation fund, Bigelow Boulevard between Forbes and Fifth avenues could see safety improvements starting in the fall.

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

Top five Brad Pitt sports roles

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

Whether flashing his sword skills or brazenly managing a baseball franchise, Pitt has carved out a respectable niche for himself in the fictional athletic industry.

What’s the sizzling hot gossip on Brad Pitt?

What’s the sizzling hot gossip on Brad Pitt?

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Amidst ongoing divorce proceedings, veteran actor Brad Pitt has taken a step back from the spotlight to focus on his children.

Recruiting roundup: Champagnie chooses Pitt

Recruiting roundup: Champagnie chooses Pitt

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

With the men’s basketball season officially over and spring football in full swing, it’s time for some more recruiting news for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Undergraduate candidates face setbacks in elections court

Undergraduate candidates face setbacks in elections court

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

The political future is uncertain for city government candidates and Pitt undergraduates Ashley Priore, who was running in the Democratic primary for the Pittsburgh School Board in the 4th District, and Chris Kumanchik, who was running for the 3rd District seat in the Pittsburgh City Council.

Wellness Center displays ‘The Art of Recovery’ gallery

Wellness Center displays ‘The Art of Recovery’ gallery

By Tamara Alchoufete, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

On Tuesday, the Wellness Center had a little more to offer than usual — art celebrating the beauty of eating disorder recovery. This gallery was presented by The Renfrew Center Foundation — a national eating disorder treatment organization with centers open to women of all ages throughout the country.

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In a week filled with protests and demonstrations in the wake of Michael Rosfeld’s acquittal, the University Senate convened to hold its annual plenary session focused on “Free Speech in the Modern University.”

Penn State tops Pitt Softball 8-3

Penn State tops Pitt Softball 8-3

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Pitt Softball still does not have a home win this season. The Panthers lost to rival Penn State 8-3 at home on Wednesday to extend their losing streak to five game.

Black Action Society plans Wednesday die-in for Antwon Rose

Black Action Society plans Wednesday die-in for Antwon Rose

By Emily Wolfe and Brian Gentry

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

“[The goal is] just to show solidarity between all students on campus and faculty and staff, but specifically black students and just to show support for Antwon Rose’s family,” Edenis Augustin, the Black Action Society president, said.

Pitt students visit State Capitol

Pitt students visit State Capitol

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Dozens of Pitt students boarded buses at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday to attend Pitt’s annual Day in Harrisburg.

Pittsburgh responds to New Zealand massacre

Pittsburgh responds to New Zealand massacre

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Fawwaz Haq, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, or ICP, an Islamic educational and community outreach organization based in Oakland, said only the outpouring of support from Pittsburgh’s community could mitigate the pain of such a tragedy.

Grad students will decide union question starting April 15

Grad students will decide union question starting April 15

By Joanna Li, News Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

PLRB announced on Thursday the dates and times of polling locations on campus. The election is intended to allow more than 2,000 graduate students to vote to join a union. In order to form a union, a simple majority of the grad student population, or more than 50 percent, needs to vote yes.

New baseball, softball coaches get rude awakening

New baseball, softball coaches get rude awakening

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Pitt’s baseball and softball teams both welcomes new head coaches this past off season. With the first month of games almost under their belts, it’s clear both teams are having some trouble finding their footings.

Downtown protests against Rosfeld verdict focus on change, solidarity

Downtown protests against Rosfeld verdict focus on change, solidarity

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

A jury acquitted Rosfeld Friday after only four hours of deliberation, which drew peaceful protesters to the Hill District neighborhood less than 24 hours later.

Chloe Baierl: Knitting pretty

Chloe Baierl: Knitting pretty

By Maya Best & Hannah Heisler

March 25, 2019


Filed under Silhouettes 2019, Top Stories

Chloe Baierl can be found holding a pair of knitting needles almost anywhere, including the first floor of the Cathedral of Learning, behind the counter where they work as a barista at Ace Hotel and even on the bus. They especially enjoy knitting in coffee shops around Pittsburgh, their clear green ey...

Elliot Jones: Spreading happiness one person at a time

Elliot Jones: Spreading happiness one person at a time

By Jon Moss & Sarah Cutshall

March 25, 2019


Filed under Silhouettes 2019, Top Stories

As students at The Perch, the upper campus dining hall, finish their dinners and drop off their plates and utensils, they hear a familiar voice ringing out without fail from behind the drop’s wall. “Thank you, have a good one!” the voice calls to each and every plate. Dining worker Elliot...

Gunshots fired into office of Michael Rosfeld’s attorney

Gunshots fired into office of Michael Rosfeld’s attorney

By Janine Faust, Managing Editor

March 23, 2019


Filed under 3. Breaking, City, Crime, News, Top Stories

Gunshots were fired overnight into the office of Michael Rosfeld's defense attorney, Pat Thomassey. The approximate time of the shooting has yet to be determined.

Pitt wrestlers wrap up NCAA Championships after Day 2

Pitt wrestlers wrap up NCAA Championships after Day 2

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Friday’s session included the tournament quarterfinals, semifinals, wrestlebacks and four of Pitt’s own wrestlers.

Phillippi, Bonaccorsi shine at Day 1 of NCAA Wrestling Championships

Phillippi, Bonaccorsi shine at Day 1 of NCAA Wrestling Championships

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt wrestling team saw two of its five wrestlers — No. 4 Micky Phillippi and No. 13 Nino Bonaccorsi — advance past the first two Thursday sessions of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship.

Marching to reclaim the night in Oakland

Marching to reclaim the night in Oakland

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Roughly 30 students took their newly made signs and marched through Pitt’s campus chanting as bystanders watched and a police car followed at their side.

Controversial “Hacking4Humanity” event targets trafficking

Controversial “Hacking4Humanity” event targets trafficking

By Griffin Lynch, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Organizers of Friday’s “Hacking4Humanity” challenge hope it will be the first of many at Pitt as students take on the problem of human trafficking. But some community groups have taken issue with the methods the event will use.

Phi Delta Epsilon preps for 2019 ‘Anatomy Fashion Show’

Phi Delta Epsilon preps for 2019 ‘Anatomy Fashion Show’

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

March 20, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

For the third consecutive year at Pitt, artists and models alike will join in Bellefield Auditorium to strut, pose and paint on human bodies in order to pull off this one-night-only event, the annual “Anatomy Fashion Show.”

Streaming now: must-see foreign language films, TV

Streaming now: must-see foreign language films, TV

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

This year we have made several different watchlists of great, enjoyable TV shows and movies. Considering this school year is the Year of Pitt Global, you should take some time to celebrate foreign-language media too.

SGB looks to fill positions for next year

SGB looks to fill positions for next year

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

There are dozens of positions left to fill on next year's Student Government Board, from chief of staff to a member of the elections committee.

Vibrant Media Lab offers glimpse into first game system

Vibrant Media Lab offers glimpse into first game system

By Vaibhav Gupta, For The Pitt News

March 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Tech Science, Top Stories

The group, the Vibrant Media Lab, will present one of the earliest-created game consoles in history — the Magnavox Odyssey — to Pitt students on April 5 in order to promote a wider understanding of the history and culture behind video games along with the VML’s work for the past two years.

Local artist Stew Frick dominates the art scene by customizing clothes

Local artist Stew Frick dominates the art scene by customizing clothes

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Stew Frick — a Pittsburgh native, born in Coraopolis — has coined the term “clothing customizer” as their official job title. They often begin with a clean canvas of items ranging from boots to sneakers to jackets, made of either leather or cloth, and then add their creative designs.

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

Pitt announces date for Nike rebranding reveal

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

After much speculation that Pitt would be reverting back to its retro colors, things are expected to become official on April 7 at the Bigelow Bash.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

Best first-round NCAA Tournament matchups

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

With the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to start parsing through the opening matchups to look for the best entertainment value.

Women’s basketball top ten moments

Women’s basketball top ten moments

By Laura Sosovicka, For The Pitt News

March 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team didn’t end with the record many thought they would, but that doesn't mean they were without big moments.

Orange end Pitt’s season in ACC Tournament second round, 73-59

Orange end Pitt’s season in ACC Tournament second round, 73-59

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

A historic shooting performance from senior guard Jared Wilson-Frame wasn’t enough to contend with the Orange’s suffocating length and the young Panthers were sent packing.

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Barring a miracle of unprecedented proportion, the Pitt men’s basketball team will not be dancing come NCAA Tournament time this March.

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

While the Panthers' three seniors started the game, their young stars came up clutch down the stretch as the team pulled out its third ACC win in ugly, gutty fashion.

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

What are the odds: NBA March Madness

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The NBA season starts winding down and teams are competing for final playoff spots, while the NCAA March Madness Tournament begins in just two weeks.

Blog: Spring break watchlist

Blog: Spring break watchlist

By The Pitt News Staff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

As promised in our 2019 spring break bucket list, The Pitt News staff is here with yet another installment of our Weekend Watchlist blog series.

SCI to offer programs in cybersecurity

SCI to offer programs in cybersecurity

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt’s School of Computing and Information opened a Professional Institute yesterday, and its first initiative is to offer programs in cybersecurity.

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

Controlled Chaos teaches students to get down on the dance floor

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

March 7, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

Controlled Chaos is typically a closed, audition-only dance group.Tuesday evening, they hosted a workshop with PPC titled “Anyone Can Dance.” The class encouraged dancers of all levels to explore the art of hip-hop dancing.

Take 5: This is March

Take 5: This is March

By Staff

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.

Free throw woes doom Pitt in 76-63 loss at Miami

Free throw woes doom Pitt in 76-63 loss at Miami

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Turnovers, poor free throw shooting and bad rebounding prevented Pitt from coming out on top at Miami and the Panthers lost their 13th straight game.

Tanjaya talks food insecurity at allocations-heavy meeting

Tanjaya talks food insecurity at allocations-heavy meeting

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

The board spent more than an hour deliberating allocations at its Tuesday meeting, and voted to amend five of the allocations committee’s recommendations after hearing from student leaders.

Researcher, advocate: Sossena Wood promotes diversity in engineering

Researcher, advocate: Sossena Wood promotes diversity in engineering

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Sossena Wood entered the Swanson School of Engineering in 2007 as an electrical engineering major, a major where only 0.9 percent of degree-earners nationwide are black women.

Pitt finalizes Campus Master Plan

Pitt finalizes Campus Master Plan

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

After more than a year and a half of development, Pitt’s Campus Master Plan, or CMP, was released on Feb. 11. The CMP is a detailed outline of the future of Pitt’s Oakland campus and its plan for development over the next 20 to 30 years.

Students to respond to Tree of Life through Scholars in Residence program

Students to respond to Tree of Life through Scholars in Residence program

By Nicole Marzzacco, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt plans to sponsor up to nine undergraduates who will conduct research on the Tree of Life shooting this summer and create an exhibit based on their findings, which will be on display at the University in fall 2019.

Softball’s Gray outlasts change to lead Pitt in senior season

Softball’s Gray outlasts change to lead Pitt in senior season

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories

If it weren’t for her dad persuading her to play softball when she was six years old, there is no knowing where Olivia Gray would be right now. But because she gave into him, the senior infielder is looking to lead the Panthers for the fourth straight season.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Swimming and Diving, Top Stories

In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.

Cardinals crush Pitt on senior day, 67-40

Cardinals crush Pitt on senior day, 67-40

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team fell to No. 3 Louisville in its last home game of the season.

Third annual Pitt Day of Giving raises more than $4 million

Third annual Pitt Day of Giving raises more than $4 million

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The third annual Pitt Day of Giving took place Thursday, Feb. 28 — the University’s 232nd birthday. This year, PDoG raised $4,218,150 from 6,345 donors.

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

Keeping up with Pitt’s recruiting trail

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The Pitt News teamed up with Pitt Recruiting to bring you all the recruiting information you need to know to keep up with Pitt Athletics.

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

By The Pitt News Staff

March 1, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Television, Top Stories

For the fifth time, The Pitt News staff is sharing our top picks of films and TV shows. For a post-midterms binge-watching session, look no further than the TPN Weekend Watchlist.

Men’s Glee Club PDoG strategy includes incentives, reimbursement

Men’s Glee Club PDoG strategy includes incentives, reimbursement

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt Men’s Glee Club, which won $2,500 for bringing in the second-highest number of donations among student groups on Thursday’s third annual Pitt Day of Giving, allegedly encouraged its members to make donations in exchange for discounts on club expenses and, in some cases, full reimbursement.

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

Pitt continues losing streak in 62-48 loss to Clemson

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Wrtier

February 28, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt Men’s Basketball team shot 23.8 percent from the field in the first half, where they managed to only score 16 points. The lack of offense led to a 62-48 loss to Clemson, Pitt’s 11 straight loss.

Pitt Italian Club gets cheesy at 8th annual Italian Cheese Night

Pitt Italian Club gets cheesy at 8th annual Italian Cheese Night

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Listening to classical opera while eating fresh Italian cheeses is not how many students picture spending a typical weekday night, but for the 139 students who attended the Italian Club’s cheese night, this was an exciting opportunity that only presents itself once per year.

Pitt Police offer resources at biannual Safety Fair

Pitt Police offer resources at biannual Safety Fair

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Students walked from table to table at this semester’s biannual Safety Fair, which lasted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room.

Pitt Unmuted talks sexual violence

Pitt Unmuted talks sexual violence

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt Unmuted, a student group that helps facilitate environments where survivors of sexual assault can share their stories, began in 2017 with a focus on collecting written and visual submissions from its members. But the group also looks for ways to actively prevent sexual violence.

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

Young self-designated travelers who have just returned after a few months abroad often say things along the lines of “Study abroad changed me. It was amazing!” Many of us tend to roll our eyes in response. While two, four or even six months in a country may seem like a short time, the things...

Career politician shares experiences from the Capitol

Career politician shares experiences from the Capitol

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Charles Dent, a former U.S. congressman and career politician, shared 28 years worth of stories from the heart of America’s highest ranking political circles to the nearly 200 people who packed Ballroom B of the University Club Monday night.

Dhirana teams from all over the nation compete at Soldiers & Sailors

Dhirana teams from all over the nation compete at Soldiers & Sailors

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

Crowds gathered in Soldiers & Sailors auditorium on Saturday for the seventh annual Dhirana national Indian classical dance competition as eight collegiate dance teams competed for a $1,000 cash prize and trophy.

Renovating Retro: Pitt athletics poised for return to retro colors

Renovating Retro: Pitt athletics poised for return to retro colors

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Wrtier

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In October of 2016, after adding more retro gear, the Pitt Team Store saw a 26 percent increase in apparel sales compared to the previous year. For now, Pitt’s marketing team and athletic department are subtly hinting at a restoration of the classic colors.

Lauray leads Pitt at ACC Championships

Lauray leads Pitt at ACC Championships

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

Greg Lauray took gold in the high jump at the ACC Indoor Championships, while Dante’ Watson helped place in three different events for the Panthers.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

Weekend Sports: Baseball, wrestling excel down south

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Swimming and Diving, Top Stories

The weekend in Pitt sports saw the wrestling team close the regular season with a win over a ranked opponent and the baseball team sweep its tournament competition.

Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year

Pitt to match federal Pell Grants, tuition still unclear for next year

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Chancellor Gallagher announced Friday that Pitt will match any federal Pell Grants awarded to students starting this fall.

Orange overwhelm Pitt women’s basketball, 90-63

Orange overwhelm Pitt women’s basketball, 90-63

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Pitt women’s basketball entered Thursday night hoping for an upset to even the two-game series against No. 18 Syracuse, but the Panthers left after being blown out 90-63.

Top moments from Pitt men’s basketball so far

Top moments from Pitt men’s basketball so far

By Kate Hall, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Though fans haven’t celebrated a win in more than a month, the Pitt men’s basketball team has still provided moments worth cheering for.

Pitt alumna makes NYT Bestseller list

Pitt alumna makes NYT Bestseller list

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Rachael Lippincott, recent Pitt alumna, has been on the The New York Times’ best-seller young-adult hardcover list for the past 11 weeks because of her novel adaptation of the movie “Five Feet Apart.”

Studying, snacking, and [not] sleeping: Our 2019 midterm survival guide

Studying, snacking, and [not] sleeping: Our 2019 midterm survival guide

By The Pitt News Staff

February 21, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

Another midterm season is upon us, here are some tips to make it through the stressful weeks ahead:

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