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Pitt women’s soccer cancels upcoming rematch at Syracuse, making room for spring opponents.

Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

Orange head coach Nicky Adams broke the news during a press conference Wednesday morning, hours before the announcement made things official, saying Pitt had “decided not to come.”

Swanson receives commitment for a donation that could exceed $10 million to help underrepresented students

Pitt’s Benedum Hall houses the Swanson School of Engineering.

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

October 21, 2020

The Swanson School of Engineering received received a commitment for a donation that could exceed $10 million on Wednesday from an anonymous Pitt engineering alumnus and his wife to financially support underrepresented undergraduate students in the Pitt EXCEL program.

Pitt officials address student questions about mental health on campus

Student Government Board hosted a virtual town hall with Black Action Society in place of its usual Tuesday night meeting this week. The event focused on mental health as it relates to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

The town hall, part of Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month, focused on mental health at Pitt, particularly how it’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

‘A renewal of grief’: New book shares local reflections on Tree of Life massacre

“Bound in the Bond of Life” is an anthology co-edited by Eric Lidji, an archivist from the Rauh Jewish Archives, and Beth Kissileff, an author and member of the New Light congregation.

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

“In Squirrel Hill, you are always someone’s granddaughter or grandson, son or daughter, mother or father, cousin, coworker, doctor, neighbor or friend,” Eric Lidji reads to the audience.

‘If I just walked out and left, no one would know’: Students detail lax rules, miscommunication in Pitt’s quarantine housing

Pitt has not disclosed the specific location of student quarantine and isolation housing.

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan

October 21, 2020

In Pitt’s quarantine housing, students described lax rules and little oversight, allowing them to skirt the University’s physical distancing rules. One student said they went on walks outside, and others in the housing had visitors, even whole families.

Pitt dining worker union alleges ‘direct violation’ of contract by dining contractor, raises safety concerns

About 400 to 500 dining workers were laid off in the spring under then dining contractor Sodexo when Pitt adjusted its dining services.

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

By cutting hours for Pitt dining workers, their union argues contractor Compass Group is committing a “direct violation” of its contract. The company said it has “temporarily adjusted hours slightly in order to maintain the working status of all associates.”

HoCo self-promo: ‘Spirit of Pitt’ candidates promote themselves online

HoCo self-promo: ‘Spirit of Pitt’ candidates promote themselves online

By Julianna Poljak, For The Pitt News

October 20, 2020

It’s not often that you see South Oakland’s very own Frenchi’s Deli posting about Pitt’s homecoming candidates on their Instagram.

Oakland to Oregon: Pitt fans replicate tailgates from home

Even though Pitt will allow some fans to watch football at Heinz Field, it’s strictly prohibiting tailgating in its lots for the rest of the season.

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

With social distancing guidelines in place, Pitt fans are getting creative with their game day festivities.

Pitt men’s soccer makes history with No. 1 ranking

For the first time in program history, Pitt men’s soccer has received the No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

For the first time in program history, Pitt men’s soccer has received the No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

Pitt adds 10 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 10 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor

October 20, 2020

Pitt added 10 new COVID-19 cases, composed of nine students and one employee, between Friday and Monday.

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