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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:

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

By Staff

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The past week has been a big one in the sports world. From a record breaking free agency deal for shortstop Manny Machado to the Steelers’ roster having a meltdown, it seems no one is safe from making the news

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports, Swimming and Diving, Top Stories

With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

Pitt study links social media and eating disorders

Pitt study links social media and eating disorders

By Vaibhav Gupta, For The Pitt News

February 19, 2019


Filed under Health, News, Top Stories

A recent research study by the University of Pittsburgh titled “Greater social media use tied to higher risk of eating, body image concerns,” reveals that the rise in eating disorders, particularly body image concerns and anorexia, are linked to a higher use of social media sites.

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

Frick Fine Arts debuts ‘Africans in India’ exhibit

By Maya Best, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

“Africans in India” arrived at Pitt’s University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts building on Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month.

No, really: Crosswalk coming to Forbes

No, really: Crosswalk coming to Forbes

By Joanna Li, News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Over this past weekend, construction began on the sidewalks parallel to Forbes Avenue near the sky bridge. This progresses the effort from Pitt to create a crosswalk on Forbes outside of David Lawrence Hall.

Buy me a drank: T-Pain to headline Bigelow Bash

Buy me a drank: T-Pain to headline Bigelow Bash

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

T-Pain is coming to Pitt to perform at this year’s Bigelow Bash in April.

Fifth Ave. Popeyes says last goodbyes

Fifth Ave. Popeyes says last goodbyes

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

The Popeyes on Fifth Ave. closed last Monday.

Seminoles steamroll Pitt women’s basketball, 78-46

Seminoles steamroll Pitt women’s basketball, 78-46

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Panthers reverted back to their old ways Sunday, losing 78-46 to No. 21 Florida State in Tallahassee.

Pitt student seeks to unseat City Council president

Pitt student seeks to unseat City Council president

By Stefan Bordeianu, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

25-year-old Chris Kumanchik is challenging City Council President Bruce Kraus for the District 3 City Council seat.

Flawed but vital: MARS teaches students specifics of computer architecture

Flawed but vital: MARS teaches students specifics of computer architecture

By Griffin Lynch, For The Pitt News

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Students at Pitt in CS 0447 are undertaking the difficult task of learning how to read and write assembly languages — and a tool is making it easier for students and teachers alike.

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

By Joshua Gaylord, For The Pitt News

February 14, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Food & Drink, Top Stories

The majority of people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but very few have heard of the elusive 11th commandment. Thou shall never find good cafeteria food. I’ve been to several colleges for visits, and I studied at College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri before my time here at Pitt. The o...

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

While drag seems to have a very sexualized culture in mainstream media, it is just another form of performing arts, and it is popular in Pittsburgh.

Exploring the gray areas of asexuality

Exploring the gray areas of asexuality

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Asexuality is a sexual orientation, meaning a whole spectrum of sexual attraction exists — not just a void of sexuality.

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

Age of AQUARIUS: New club offers home for LGBTQ+ students with Asian roots

By Amanda Giamalis, For The Pitt News

February 13, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

The title AQUARIUS is an acronym for “Alliance of Queer Underrepresented Asians in Recognition of Intersectionality to Uphold Solidarity.” The club has been an official, active club at Pitt since November 2018 and now has more than 30 members.

Boston College deals Pitt 18th straight ACC road loss, 66-57

Boston College deals Pitt 18th straight ACC road loss, 66-57

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt produced its worst shooting game of the season, making 29 percent of its shots en route to a 21st consecutive road loss.

SGB takes care of business, SafeRider, elections

SGB takes care of business, SafeRider, elections

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

“The SafeRider app, in concept, is great, but when you look at it, you have an estimated arrival time that never shows you a real number, you have very glitchy buttons that don’t direct you to anything and you have many outlets to click the same thing,” Tanjaya said.

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

EJ Borghetti leaves his mark on Pitt athletics

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

An ever-present face in Pitt’s athletic department, Borghetti leads media operations for the University’s 19 intercollegiate sports, publicizing the same programs he cheered for growing up.

Residents, faculty voice qualms with master plan

Residents, faculty voice qualms with master plan

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt will unveil the finalized version of its campus master plan at the end of this week. It includes a plan for more housing, with a net total of 775 new beds and an increase in sustainability efforts.

Pitt rings in the Lunar New Year

Pitt rings in the Lunar New Year

By Apoorva Kethidi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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

Pitt’s Lunar New Year celebration, hosted this past weekend by Pitt’s Chinese American Students Association and VSA in an event titled “Pitt CASA x VSA: Lunar New Year 2019,” brought in over 200 guests.

Student-published children’s book promotes acceptance

Student-published children’s book promotes acceptance

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Rachael Bindas, a senior English writing major and a gender, sexuality and women’s studies minor, is pursuing certificates in children’s literature and sustainability. But before she decided on her children’s literature certificate, she wrote a book first.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling racks up three wins

Weekend Sports: Wrestling racks up three wins

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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

Pitt wrestling led the charge over the weekend, racking up three wins after struggling in previous weeks.

Flyin’ West features first all-black cast

Flyin’ West features first all-black cast

By Casey Aquiline, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

A city theater group produced “Flyin’ West” in 1995. Twenty-five years later, Pitt Stages is producing the play again, featuring an all-black cast for the first time in University history.

Pitt falls to No. 25 Miami in 12th annual Pink the Pete game

Pitt falls to No. 25 Miami in 12th annual Pink the Pete game

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team suffered its 11th straight loss at Sunday’s 12th annual Pink the Pete game, falling 65-51 to Miami.

Walnut Capital to construct building in Oakland

Walnut Capital to construct building in Oakland

By Alexander Hanna, For The Pitt News

February 8, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Walnut Capital, a Pittsburgh real estate developer, is currently constructing office spaces to advance Oakland and Pittsburgh as a medical and tech capital.

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

When I become too embroiled in writer’s block, I often remind myself that, so long as I stay alive to do so, I can update pieces I write. I studied abroad in Shanghai in the summer of 2017, during which time I returned to my hometown Gaoyou. When I came back to the United States, I wrote a column reflec...

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, take three

By The Pitt News Staff

February 7, 2019


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

For the third time, our weekend watchlist is back by popular demand. This time with both television shows and movies featured on popular streaming services.

Breast cancer researchers continue innovating

Breast cancer researchers continue innovating

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Health, News, Top Stories, UPMC

Innovations in technology for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment bring hope to patients and exciting discoveries to researchers.

Wikipedia edit-a-thon illuminates indigenous languages

Wikipedia edit-a-thon illuminates indigenous languages

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Dozens of amateur and professional linguists filled the Robert Henderson Language Media Center in the Cathedral of Learning Wednesday afternoon to participate in an “Indigenous Languages Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.” At the edit-a-thon, participants learned how to edit articles on the online encyclopedia to help fill the online information gap in respect to indigenous languages.

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Julia De Avilez Rocha, a senior at Pitt, got a start in pursuing her dream at Pittsburgh Public Theater with her role as Ceres in “The Tempest.”

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

For most athletes who actually make it to the professional level, like former Pitt tennis player and 2017 graduate Audrey Ann Blakely, the journey is mentally arduous and financially uncertain.

Career Center, students offer interview advice

Career Center, students offer interview advice

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Resumé-building often starts in high school, but budding professionals usually lack the skills needed to prepare for an actual interview.

Student managers vital to basketball team’s success

Student managers vital to basketball team’s success

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

Knowing they wouldn’t be playing DI Basketball, but not wanting to give up their love of the game, three seniors joined the Pitt Basketball team as managers their freshman year.

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt College Republicans member Corey Barsky noted early in a Monday night debate against the College Democrats that health care is an issue that brings out passion from both ends of the political spectrum.

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

When Grant Jones was trying to convince Noah Walker, his former high school teammate, to come to Pitt, he probably didn’t know he would be recruiting his biggest competition in the coming years.

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

Hurl to Pitt: Club excels at national level

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Pitt’s club hurling team went from almost not having enough players to form a team to becoming National Champions.

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


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

In an otherwise bleak three days, the tennis and track and field programs provided moments of victory with set wins and podium finishes.

Duke defeats Pitt women’s basketball, 74-55

Duke defeats Pitt women’s basketball, 74-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Blue Devils dealt Pitt its ninth loss in as many games, 74-55.

CHiKN brings Nashville hot chicken to Oakland

CHiKN brings Nashville hot chicken to Oakland

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Nashville-style hot chicken has been around for decades before recently spreading across the country. CHiKN, owned by Stack’d, offers the recipe in Oakland.

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

Pitt cedes to Syracuse for second time, 65-56

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt fell 65-56 to the Orange, extending the team’s losing streak to five games.

Women’s basketball drops eighth straight to Virginia Tech, 74-58

Women’s basketball drops eighth straight to Virginia Tech, 74-58

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team saw its losing streak extend to eight games in a loss to Virginia Tech at home Thursday night.

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

By Levko Karmazyn, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

Shanghai gave me a new appreciation for chaos. Between the insane driving, commerce and sheer number of inhabitants — 24 million or so — it seemed as if there was no way I could ever make sense of it all. But the more my focus narrowed, whether on an individual life, a single small shop or even o...

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

Top storylines heading into Super Bowl LIII

By Andrew Kelly, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

The game, featuring two of the league’s most highly touted coaches and some of its most prominent players, is sure to make headlines around the globe.

Polar vortex continues into Thursday, Pitt remains open

Polar vortex continues into Thursday, Pitt remains open

By Joanna Li, News Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The University cancelled classes on Wednesday, but the petitions continue to circulate as students urge Gallagher to cancel classes on Thursday as well.

Pitt addresses new anti-hazing policies

Pitt addresses new anti-hazing policies

By Alexander Hanna, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt recently adopted a new anti-hazing policy following an update to state law. Members of Greek life met with University administrators Tuesday night to learn about the new policy.

Clemson’s hot shooting deals Pitt fourth straight loss, 82-69

Clemson’s hot shooting deals Pitt fourth straight loss, 82-69

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Clemson drained six of its first seven 3-pointers to put the game away early, leading to an 82-69 final score.

SGB urges Pitt to cancel classes

SGB urges Pitt to cancel classes

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

“The coming weather is going to impede staff, faculty, and even administrators from safely coming to campus,” the email to University officials said.

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

Berlin internship proves stereotypes wrong

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Top Stories

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. On the very first day of my writing internship at tbd*, a social business startup in Berlin that connects people with employment resources, I stepped through the door and I was immediately greeted by my bosses and ...

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

“We’ve seen a really disturbing trend in Pittsburgh in the last 6 months with hate-related incidents,” Dave Breingan, the executive director of Lawrenceville United, said.

Las Palmas receives consumer alert

Las Palmas receives consumer alert

By Joanna Li, News Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Las Palmas #2, a Mexican grocery store and food stand on Atwood Street in Oakland, was issued a consumer alert after the discovery of a roach infestation. The Allegheny County Health Department issued the location a yellow status after observing numerous roaches, alive and dead, during a Jan. 24 health inspection.

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


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

Pitt swimming and diving headlined an eventful weekend in Pitt athletics, dominating the Western Pennsylvania Invitational and breaking multiple team records in the process.

Water pipe breaks in WPU

Water pipe breaks in WPU

By Joanna Li, News Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The William Pitt Union is without running water after a water main leak on Sunday.

Pitt student runs for Pittsburgh Public School Board

Pitt student runs for Pittsburgh Public School Board

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Ashley Priore, a first-year student studying business and English, is running for a seat on the Pittsburgh Public School Board. Priore hopes to be a voice that connects the students with the board.

SGB seeks late candidates, Brown, Tanjaya declare presidential run

SGB seeks late candidates, Brown, Tanjaya declare presidential run

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

Due to a low number of sign-ups for the remaining spots on the board, SGB is pushing back the election filing deadline.

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, movie edition

By The Pitt News Staff

January 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Culture, Movies, Top Stories

Last week we shared our top television shows to stream during the bad winter weather. This week, there may not be a storm coming, but we are ready to share our weekend watchlist. Instead of a series, The Pitt News staff is recommending some of our favorite films.

ROTC uses grant for virtual reality

ROTC uses grant for virtual reality

By Griffin Lynch, For The Pitt News

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The fairly new technology uses small, high-definition screens and lenses embedded in a headset that looks a bit like high-tech scuba goggles to create a 360-degree interactive experience.

Pitt medical school dean steps down

Pitt medical school dean steps down

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, UPMC

Dr. Arthur Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that he will soon step down from those positions, according to a press release.

Stevie Kisty: Serving smiles one resident at a time

Stevie Kisty: Serving smiles one resident at a time

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Dallas native and first year mechanical engineering student Warren Lester said his transition from a small midwestern private school to a large state university was difficult, but having Stevie Kisty as his RA helped make the process much smoother.

Pitt Men’s Ultimate brings “end of days” to opponents

Pitt Men’s Ultimate brings “end of days” to opponents

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


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

Pitt’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team was voted Pitt’s best club sport. “I think that we are the hardest working team in the country every year in terms of time we put in,” fifth-year senior and captain Hafeez Shams said

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

Pitt wrestling shows improvement under Keith Gavin

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

When reviewing the resumé of Pitt wrestling head coach Keith Gavin, it’s no surprise that the wrestling program is heading toward success.

Change coming to Hillman, SGB says

Change coming to Hillman, SGB says

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government, Top Stories

The third floor of Hillman will be the next one to get a remodel, with renovations beginning in February, board member Albert Tanjaya said.

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

On a cold winter night, about 50 people of different ethnicities, ages and faiths huddled together in the front rows of Heinz Chapel for Pitt’s annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Ruckus goes wild

Ruckus goes wild

By Rachel Saula, For The Pitt News

January 21, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

In G24 of the Cathedral, students gathered in Hawaiian shirts and safari hats for an evening with the improv troupe Ruckus.

Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

Pittsburgh hosts third annual Women’s March

By Stefan Bordeianu and Neena Hagen

January 19, 2019


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

The third annual Pittsburgh Women’s March on Saturday drew a smaller crowd than last year, but thousands of marchers still showed up to advocate for a message of "building bridges."

Pitt faculty file for union election

Pitt faculty file for union election

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 18, 2019


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

Faculty filed for a union election with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Friday, with the aim of forming a union that would cover more than 3,000 faculty across Pitt’s five campuses.

Syracuse uses strong second half to push past Pitt, 82-50

Syracuse uses strong second half to push past Pitt, 82-50

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

An ugly second half saw the Pitt women’s basketball team extend its ACC losing streak to 10 games, dating back to last season.

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

Blog: What to watch this wintery weekend

By The Pitt News Staff

January 17, 2019


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

With bad weather on the way, it’s looking like this weekend will be spent indoors. For the best indoor entertainment, our staff has shared their top picks of shows from online streaming services.

Pitt gets a power-up with hydroelectric energy

Pitt gets a power-up with hydroelectric energy

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt has signed a power purchase agreement with Rye Development that implements a three point plan to move the University towards hydroelectric power.

Our winter weather survival guide

Our winter weather survival guide

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Top Stories

After nothing but rain and gray skies for quite a few months, it seems as though winter has finally surged into Western Pennsylvania.

Today’s weather forecast: who knows?

Today’s weather forecast: who knows?

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under City, News, Tech Science, Top Stories

This spring semester had a hot start.

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

Panthers in the Pros: Black, Perez, Washington, McDonough

By Stephen Thompson, staff writer

January 16, 2019


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

With 15 varsity sports, it is expected that some Pitt alums go on to become professional athletes. While some, like former Pitt football player James Conner, are more well known, there are still Panthers from all different sports performing at the professional level.

SGB beefs up workout facilities

SGB beefs up workout facilities

By Maureen Hartwell, For The Pitt News

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

SGB will hold two more Town Halls before the end of the year, and one will focus on sustainability.

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, News, Top Stories

Racial slurs were found written in snow on car hoods in South Oakland Sunday night.

Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

Hadar Galron spins comedy from Orthodox roots

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

It was when Galron heard a rabbi joking on the radio about the traditions of Orthodox Judaism that she realized she could funnel her upbringing into comedy.

Pittsburgh notables make Forbes ‘30 under 30’

Pittsburgh notables make Forbes ‘30 under 30’

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Forbes recognized three Pittsburgh notables in their recent 30 Under 30 List. One of those recognized on the list is Shinjini Kundu, a current resident doctor at UPMC who created a new artificial intelligence system to analyze medical imaging.

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

Local and international students celebrate Japanese coming of age

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized

34 students from both Yasuda Women’s University in Hiroshima, Japan, and the University of Pittsburgh celebrated a coming of age party.

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

Pitt football hires Mark Whipple as next offensive coordinator

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

After 10 days without an offensive coordinator, the wait for a new Pitt play-caller is over — the football program announced Monday that Mark Whipple will fill the position.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

By Kate Hall and Trent Leonard

January 13, 2019


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

Several of Pitt’s athletic teams put on a strong showing over weekend, with the gymnastics team breaking multiple program records and the wrestling team continuing its dominant start to the season.

Women’s basketball loses nail-biter to Boston College, 59-55

Women’s basketball loses nail-biter to Boston College, 59-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Pitt scored more than 50 points for the first time in ACC play this season, but it wasn’t enough to beat Boston College Sunday afternoon.

Pitt appoints counseling center director

Pitt appoints counseling center director

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

19 months after the arrest of Edward Michaels, the University has appointed a new director of the UCC. Kenyon Bonner, Pitt vice provost and dean of students, said Darr, as the director, will play an imperative role in the UCC’s mission to support students’ well-being.

No. 15 NC State narrowly escapes with 86-80 win over Pitt

No. 15 NC State narrowly escapes with 86-80 win over Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Panthers played exceptionally for most of the game, but made a few little mistakes that cost them what would have been a monumental second straight ACC win.

No. 8 Wolfpack mauls Pitt, 63-34

No. 8 Wolfpack mauls Pitt, 63-34

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In a game which set a historically low scoring mark for the program, Pitt women’s basketball lost its second straight ACC game to No. 8 NC State, 63-34, on the road Thursday night.

Scott Stern discusses American Plan legacy

Scott Stern discusses American Plan legacy

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

On Thursday evening, Scott Stern, a Pittsburgh native and author of “The Trials of Nina McCall,” discussed the American Plan in connection with Thomas Parran.

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

What are the odds: Bet on Foles, Rivers in NFL playoffs

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

When it comes to the NFL playoffs, Nick Foles has proven that you should never bet against him.

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

Small Mall hosts self-care workshop

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

Lawrenceville’s Small Mall hosted a zine-based workshop centered around self care last night, lead by artist Atiya Jones.

Pitt ends ACC losing streak with 89-86 overtime win over Louisville

Pitt ends ACC losing streak with 89-86 overtime win over Louisville

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Pitt guard Trey McGowen broke a 39-year record and Pitt ended a 690 day losing streak on Wednesday night in its 89-86 win over Louisville.

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Free speech rights are among the most debated topics on college campuses across the country. But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, put free speech issues into numbers in a report last month.

Breaking down ACC competition for women’s basketball

Breaking down ACC competition for women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Panthers will need to take care of business against the ACC's bottom-feeders and hopefully steal a game or two from the conference’s middling teams.

Looking ahead at Pitt basketball’s ACC schedule

Looking ahead at Pitt basketball’s ACC schedule

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

If the Panthers win just one of their next 17 games, it will be an improvement over last season, when they went winless in conference play for the first time ever.

SGB looks ahead to elections, empowerment

SGB looks ahead to elections, empowerment

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government, Top Stories

At SGB’s first meeting of the semester, board members discussed upcoming and ongoing initiatives, including one to ban tobacco products on campus.

Experts offer tips on media literacy

Experts offer tips on media literacy

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

With the advancement of social platforms, the spread of false news occurs daily, which is why, according to Cindy Skrzycki, a Pitt senior lecturer of English, it is important to be media literate.

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

By Kate Hall, staff writer

January 7, 2019


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

Pitt Gymnastics has used its off season to get closer as a team in hopes of topping its fifth place finish at the NCAA regional championships last season.

New gen ed requirements encourage cultural understanding

New gen ed requirements encourage cultural understanding

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

This past semester marked the implementation of a new set of general education requirements for the Dietrich School, the finale of a year-long effort.

LGBTQ+ students, allies find home in LLC

LGBTQ+ students, allies find home in LLC

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Located on the 12th floor of Lothrop Hall is the newly developed Gender and Sexualtiy LLC. The community brings together students who are dedicated to supportive environments.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

January 6, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Theater, Top Stories

The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.

UNC slams Pitt, 85-60, in ACC opener

UNC slams Pitt, 85-60, in ACC opener

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

January 5, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The Panthers battled briefly with the No. 15 team in the country before ultimately falling 85-60.

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