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Serena Gray (21) celebrates during the Panthers volleyball game vs. UVA at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 29.

Slow start dooms No. 3 Pitt volleyball in marquee match with No. 1 Louisville

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer November 24, 2021
In front of a raucous crowd of 3,052 fans packed into Fitzgerald Field House, No. 3 Pitt ended the regular season on a disappointing note, taking a 3-1 loss to undefeated No. 1 Louisville.
Pittsburghs Jordan Addison (3) returns a punt during the first half of the teams NCAA college football game against Virginia, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pitt clinches Coastal Division, books ticket to Charlotte for ACC Championship Game

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor November 20, 2021
With their Saturday win, the Pitt Panthers clinched the ACC Coastal Division and will play in the Dec. 4 Championship game.
Pittsburghs Daniel Oladapo (4) passes the ball as Towsons Cameron Holden defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pitt reserves spark winning run in 63-59 win over Towson

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 19, 2021
Led by the bench, Pitt men’s basketball pulled out a narrow — but nonetheless “huge” in Jeff Capel’s words — 63-59 win over Towson on Friday night at the Pete.
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday via Zoom.

Board approves $32 million student housing site acquisition, Cathedral of Learning renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 19, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting on Friday to discuss several renovation projects and the proposed acquisition of the Marriott Residence Inn University Medical Center to serve as possible student housing.
Nicola Foote, the new Honors College dean, outside of the Cathedral of Learning.

New Honors College dean discusses first months at Pitt

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Nicola Foote began as the new Honors College dean on July 1, after former acting dean Audrey Murrell resigned in February. Foote said she came to Pitt because she was excited by the opportunities it presented.
Long Island University first-year guard Tayra Eke (32) attempts to block Pitt sophomore guard Liatu King (2) from making a basket at Wednesday’s game against Long Island University at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt shoots the lights out from three, blows out LIU 92-41

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball continued its early-season success at home Wednesday, blowing out the Long Island University Sharks, 92-41.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recently approved Pitt’s new budget model, called Budget ReSTART.

Pitt to move forward with new budget model amid concerns over ‘rushed’ process

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 19, 2021
Pitt will transition from its current incremental budget process to a new model called Budget ReSTART in fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1. But some shared governance leaders have concerns about the process used to develop the new budget model.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the Residential Permit Parking program, rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts.

OPDC discusses Residential Permit Parking program updates, air quality

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Wednesday on Zoom to discuss pending changes to the Residential Permit Parking program, as well as rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts in and around Oakland.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop on Forbes Avenue.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop brings Delaware subs to Pittsburgh

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop now occupies half of the space that once was home to The O on Forbes Avenue. Capriotti’s started in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 and has since expanded to 12 states and more than 100 locations nationwide.
Pitt will implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement after Thanksgiving break, on Dec. 6. COVID-19 cases remain low.

Pitt adds 69 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 10

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor November 18, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 43 students and 26 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16.
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