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Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

Recruiting Roundup: A wealth of talented football commits for the Panthers

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 25, 2019


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

The Panthers had their best day in a while on Saturday, when six football recruits committed to Pitt’s football program.

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its second meeting of 2019 Friday, providing an update on University affairs to the community.

City to start neighborhood planning process in Oakland

City to start neighborhood planning process in Oakland

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Oakland might look a bit different in a few years, but it will all be according to the plan.

Pitt student found guilty in fatal fall 2018 car collision

Pitt student found guilty in fatal fall 2018 car collision

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

June 20, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

A 23-year old Pitt social work student was found guilty Wednesday of killing a young woman last fall while driving under the influence.

Milling, paving operations to affect Oakland traffic

Milling, paving operations to affect Oakland traffic

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

June 20, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

PennDOT District 11 announced in a press release Thursday that milling and paving operations on Forbes will reduce the length of the avenue running between Craft Avenue and South Craig Street to a single lane of traffic.

Activists call for independent audit of troubled U. S. Steel plant

Activists call for independent audit of troubled U. S. Steel plant

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 20, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Activists with Pittsburgh’s Breathe Project met outside the U.S. Steel Tower Tuesday afternoon and declared “enough is enough,” calling for an independent audit of U.S. Steel’s troubled Clairton Coke Works plant.

Former Pitt professor wins appeal in federal ethnic discrimination lawsuit

Former Pitt professor wins appeal in federal ethnic discrimination lawsuit

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

June 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

A federal appeals court judge ruled on June 11 in favor of a former Pitt professor who filed an ethnic discrimination lawsuit against the University after being fired over allegedly directing death threats at a colleague several years ago.

Community leaders discuss race, justice at panel

Community leaders discuss race, justice at panel

By Lauren Bruckstein, For The Pitt News

June 19, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh has been the center of a considerable amount of discussion about race and justice since an East Pittsburgh police officer shot and killed black teen Antwon Rose on this day last year.

SkyVue cited for non-functioning fire alarm, two other fire violations last October

SkyVue cited for non-functioning fire alarm, two other fire violations last October

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 19, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Students have moved back into SkyVue apartments following an electrical fire in the garage of the building on June 2, which caused a building-wide power outage that lasted several days.

PLRB orders hearing on faculty union complaint

PLRB orders hearing on faculty union complaint

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Faculty union organizers faced a major setback when the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruled in April they failed to collect enough signed authorization cards to prompt a union election.

Delta Foundation’s Pride offers space for LGBTQ+ expression

Delta Foundation’s Pride offers space for LGBTQ+ expression

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Roaring music, dancing and cheers filled the atmosphere in Downtown on Sunday afternoon as the annual Pittsburgh Pride Equality March passed through the streets, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and its history.

Pride advocates gather on Andy Warhol bridge

Pride advocates gather on Andy Warhol bridge

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019


Filed under City, Culture, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Andy Warhol Bridge swarmed with people dressed in an array of glittering, feathered, skin-tight ensembles in every color of the rainbow on Saturday.

People’s Pride lifts up trans activists of color

People’s Pride lifts up trans activists of color

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

June 11, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Three brown paper-mache figures led the People’s Pride parade as it moved through Downtown Sunday.

Donald Burke to step down as public health dean

Donald Burke to step down as public health dean

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Donald Burke, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and associate vice chancellor for global health, will step down from his position on July 1, according to UPMC spokesperson Allison Hydzik.

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Top Stories

Three MLB teams found places for Dan Hammer, Derek West and Connor Perry in this week's draft. All three look like they'll accept the offers.

Pitt Men’s Study reflects on past, future of HIV fight

Pitt Men’s Study reflects on past, future of HIV fight

By George Smith, For The Pitt News

June 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When an outbreak of sexually-transmitted human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, hit the United States in the early 1980s, not much was known about the virus or how it spread. But scientists, researchers and volunteers at Pitt have been working for almost four decades to try and change that.

Pitt seeks community input in search for med school dean

Pitt seeks community input in search for med school dean

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When Arthur Levine announced in January that he would step down from his role as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, he said he would remain in the position until a replacement was found.

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

Recruiting roundup: Capel nabs Murphy but comes up short

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019


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

The college football season is fast approaching, but basketball recruiting news commands the headlines for the Pittsburgh Panthers — most of it bad.

Police: Woman who used bear spray at Pitt also hit two buses

Police: Woman who used bear spray at Pitt also hit two buses

By Jon Moss, News Editor

May 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

A 28-year old woman who allegedly used bear spray in a Pitt building on May 20 also struck two Port Authority buses on two different days, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Pitt theatre arts alumni succeed on and off stage

Pitt theatre arts alumni succeed on and off stage

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Culture Editor

May 29, 2019


Filed under Culture, Theater, Top Stories

Pitt’s department of theatre arts serves hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students per year, covering theatrical production, training and study. Class topics range from the obvious, such as studies in acting and performance, to the technical, such as lighting and set design.

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

By The Pitt News Staff

May 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Our staff is sharing four of our hottest basketball takes — and one about Serena Williams.

Pitt supercomputer flies high in space

Pitt supercomputer flies high in space

By Neena Hagen and Maggie Young

May 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

On Star Wars Day, May 4, in a galaxy not so far away, Pitt launched its newest supercomputer into the cosmos — marking the first time that the Pitt script logo, engraved in gold on the top of the machine, could be seen in space.

Cathedral Cafe passes health department reinspection

Cathedral Cafe passes health department reinspection

By Jon Moss, News Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The Cathedral Cafe passed a Friday reinspection by the Allegheny County Health Department after being cited for eight health code violations last Monday.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News

May 22, 2019


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.

Incumbents win big in Tuesday primary elections

Incumbents win big in Tuesday primary elections

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Long lines snaked out of the William Pitt Union last November as more than 1,000 students showed up to cast their votes in the 2018 general election.

Challenger Bethany Hallam defeats county council president in primary

Challenger Bethany Hallam defeats county council president in primary

By Lauren Bruckstein, For The Pitt News

May 22, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

After a close election, Bethany Hallam won the Democratic primary election for an Allegheny County Council At-Large seat 53.54% to 46.11%, or by 7,450 votes, Tuesday night.

PLRB hears grad student union election objection in downtown hearing

PLRB hears grad student union election objection in downtown hearing

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Nestled in a small office in downtown’s Piatt Place building, a group of lawyers debated the future of Pitt graduate student unionization Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Record Convention showcases vinyl revival

Pittsburgh Record Convention showcases vinyl revival

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Culture Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

More than 30 vendors and hundreds of attendees gathered to buy and sell records, CDs, cassette tapes and other music memorabilia.

Cathedral Cafe cited for 8 health code violations

Cathedral Cafe cited for 8 health code violations

By Jon Moss, News Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The Cathedral Cafe was cited by the Allegheny County Health Department for eight health code violations Monday. The facility, located in the basement of the Cathedral of Learning, received one high-risk, two medium-risk and five low-risk violations.

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


Filed under City, Health, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh has made strides in distancing itself from its industrial past, but the region remains plagued by lingering air quality concerns.

Grad union organizers call for new election, accuse Pitt of “unfair labor practices”

Grad union organizers call for new election, accuse Pitt of “unfair labor practices”

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Less than a week ago, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board declared the grad student unionization vote inconclusive. Now, organizers are calling on the board to set aside those election results and schedule a new election.

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

Grad student unionization vote declared inconclusive

Grad student unionization vote declared inconclusive

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The Pitt Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s three-year unionization campaign led to a final vote last week meant to determine whether or not the university's graduate student population wanted a union. But after the ballot count was revealed today, they’ll have to wait a little while longer. ...

Former VP, presidential candidate Joe Biden to visit Pittsburgh Monday

Former VP, presidential candidate Joe Biden to visit Pittsburgh Monday

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Joe Biden, former vice president of the U.S., will visit Pittsburgh next Monday.

Faculty union organizers appeal PLRB decision

Faculty union organizers appeal PLRB decision

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

A years-long effort to unionize more than 3,500 Pitt faculty appeared to have failed last Wednesday when the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, or PLRB, ruled that organizers failed to collect enough signed authorization cards from eligible faculty to prompt a union election.

Do puzzles and games help you de-stress?

Do puzzles and games help you de-stress?

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019


Filed under Health, News, Top Stories

“Video games are a part of me, and being able to play them, it takes away the pressure from work,” Ferdy Huang, a junior emergency medicine major, said. “The stress management, that’s the side effect that comes from having fun playing video games.”

Crossword | It’s finally here

Crossword | It’s finally here

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 21, 2019


Filed under Culture, Puzzles, Top Stories

This locally-sourced, organic finals week crossword comes to you straight from your friendly neighborhood campus newspaper office. Because if you’re anything like us at The Pitt News, sometimes you just need to take a break from studying (or editing news stories) and throw yourself heart, mind and...

Pitt announces annual Fulbright winners

Pitt announces annual Fulbright winners

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Eleven students won Fulbright Scholarships for the 2019-20 session. The Fulbright annually awards 1,900 scholarships to recent college graduates from the United States to spend time in a foreign country where they can teach English, conduct research or earn a master’s degree.

Treatment with a tempo: A look at the world of music therapy

Treatment with a tempo: A look at the world of music therapy

By Mary Rose O’Donnell, Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

Music therapy is the use of music, such as singing, songwriting and playing instruments, to improve the lives of others physically, mentally and socially. We got to chat with some local music therapists for our destressing-themed finals edition.

Mark Henderson named new CIO and vice chancellor

Mark Henderson named new CIO and vice chancellor

By Joanna Li, News Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher named Mark Henderson as Pitt’s new chief information officer and vice chancellor on Thursday.

Planning underway for new recreation center

Planning underway for new recreation center

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Planning efforts are now underway for a new multistory recreation center to be built on middle campus, something campus administrators say students have long asked for.

No hearing for Pitt faculty union, organizers plan appeal

No hearing for Pitt faculty union, organizers plan appeal

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The state labor relations board ruled Thursday that faculty organizers fell short in their efforts to collect signed authorization cards from faculty. Organizers plan to appeal the decision.

‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

April 18, 2019


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.”

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