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

A portrait of Chancellor Joan Gabel.

Senate Council holds final meeting of semester, recaps recent events

By Anna Kuntz, Senior Staff Writer May 14, 2024
At the last Senate Council meeting of the semester, Chancellor Joan Gabel discussed safety culture on campus following the Victory Heights construction accident, as well as recapping the year’s accomplishments, including new leadership positions and the passage of six policies.

Woman dead after large steel cylinder rolled away from Petersen Events Center construction site

By Spencer Levering, News Editor May 3, 2024
A woman died after she was hit by a large cylindrical steel drum that rolled away from the construction site by the Petersen Events Center on May 3.
Pro-Palestine literature at a sit-in protest in Schenley Plaza on Tuesday.

SGB releases statement in support of Pitt Gaza solidarity encampment

By Abby Lipold, News Editor April 29, 2024
SGB released a statement on Sunday “regarding the Pitt Gaza solidarity encampment,” in which the board offered its support for student advocacy on campus and expressed solidarity with the protest taking place. 
Protestors hold signs in support of faculty unionization during a rally outside the chancellors office on Tuesday afternoon.

Pitt faculty union reaches agreement with university administration 

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor April 28, 2024
Around 80 protestors from the Pitt faculty union and United Steelworkers gathered outside of the Cathedral of Learning on Tuesday to deliver a letter to Chancellor Joan Gabel with their demands. As of Wednesday, the University has reached an agreement with the union on their labor contract after three years of negotiations. 
Betül Tuncer, editor-in-chief.

Column | A thank you to student journalists

By Betul Tuncer, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2024
Editor-in-chief Betul Tuncer reflects on the role of student journalists in society and says thank you to The Pitt News. 
The Pitt News box outside the Cathedral of Learning.

TPN thanks, says goodbye to senior editors

By The Pitt News Staff April 26, 2024
As graduation quickly approaches, we are both proud of and heartbroken to say goodbye to the senior editors who made TPN exactly what it is. 
Pro-Palestine students set up a liberated zone in Schenley Plaza on Tuesday.

Op-Ed | An open letter to Chancellor Joan Gabel

By Contributors April 25, 2024
We, a group of University of Pittsburgh educators, are standing in solidarity with the students who established the "liberation zone" in support of Palestine on Schenley Plaza.
A speaker addressed protestors at an Earth Day rally in Schenley Plaza on Monday.

‘Reclaim Earth Day’ protest calls for Pitt to divest from fossil fuels

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

A crowd of about 70 people wearing red and black gathered in Schenley Plaza on Monday evening for a protest demanding Pitt divest from fossil fuels. Speakers focused on the interconnection between theft...

Stephany Andrade poses for a photo while reading a book.

Stephany Andrade: The Steve Jobs of education

By Thomas Riley, Opinions Editor April 24, 2024

As the founder of APPLE — not Silicon Valley’s, but the student organization Assisting Philanthropic Professionals Lead Education — Stephany Andrade takes the field of education very seriously. From...

Chris Matthews poses for a photo at the Global Hub in Posvar Hall.

Chris Matthews: Inspiring language learners at home and abroad

By Anna Kuntz, Senior Staff Writer April 22, 2024
Most people could never imagine themselves going grocery shopping in a foreign country with the equivalent of one US dollar to their name and only four days' worth of practice in a new language. For Chris Matthews, student engagement specialist for the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center, however, occurrences like these are just one aspect of his work toward improving language learning at Pitt and internationally.
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