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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

Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

Brian Gentry is from Portland, Oregon, and is a junior mechanical engineering student with minors in mathematics and chemistry. He started as a columnist with The Pitt News in fall 2017 and served as the Online Visual Editor in fall 2018 before becoming an assistant news editor. He does computational chemistry research in the chemical engineering department. He hopes to go to graduate school in an engineering-related field before pursuing a career in academia.

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Jessica Benham, director of development at the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, will challenge Democratic incumbent Harry Readshaw for the District 36 seat in the state House of Representatives.

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
December 5, 2019
Pitt may buy historic Twentieth Century Club

Pitt may buy historic Twentieth Century Club

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
December 5, 2019
This week, the board voted unanimously in favor of Executive Vice President Anaïs Peterson’s resolution to support the fossil fuel divestment movement.

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
October 1, 2019
The Fifth Ave. Starbucks on Pitt’s campus is Pittsburgh’s first location open 24 hours Sunday through Thursday.

Up all night: Working at Starbucks at 3 a.m.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
September 11, 2019
Port Authority is seeking to provide 24-hour bus service to Oakland.

24-hour bus service coming to Oakland

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
September 5, 2019
Demonstrators rally on Forbes Avenue on Sunday to raise awareness towards fires in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest.

Fight for Amazon rain forest comes to Schenley

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
September 2, 2019
Right-hand pitcher Dan Hammer was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
July 9, 2019
Pitt is ranked 137th out of the NCAA Division I’s 295 sports teams in Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup’s recent ranking.

Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
July 9, 2019
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on February 25, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Gillibrand to visit Pittsburgh on July 11

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
July 4, 2019
Schenley Park’s trails are popular routes for runners.

A runner’s guide to Pittsburgh

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
July 2, 2019
Judy Bannon, executive director of Cribs for Kids, Inc., describes the cribs she provides to parents through her nonprofit.

TEDxPitt 2019: On burnout and drive (part 2)

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
April 2, 2019
David Shribman discusses the importance of truth in journalism and how the field has evolved over time.

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
March 19, 2019
Classes for the new Pitt School of Computing and Information cybersecurity program will start in August.

SCI to offer programs in cybersecurity

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
March 7, 2019
Mike Matta, a detective at the Pitt Police and a member of the Special Emergency Response Team, sits at a table informing visitors about the SERT team.

Pitt Police offer resources at biannual Safety Fair

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
February 27, 2019
Pitt Program Council announced T-Pain as this year’s Bigelow Bash headliner.

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

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
February 18, 2019
Pitt’s campus Popeyes closed permanently on Monday, Feb. 11.

Fifth Ave. Popeyes says last goodbyes

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
February 18, 2019
The GSWS program will offer a minor in LGBTQ and critical sexuality studies this semester, which requires 18 credits.

GSWS program to offer LGBTQ+ studies minor

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
February 14, 2019
Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration because of an alleged violation of the rules of social probation.

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
January 30, 2019
Dr. Arthur Levine worked as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences for more than 20 years.

Pitt medical school dean steps down

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
January 23, 2019
Pittsburghs winter weather frequently frustrates commuters.

Today’s weather forecast: who knows?

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
January 16, 2019
Pittsburghs winter weather frequently frustrates commuters.

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
January 16, 2019
Government shutdown slows university research

Government shutdown slows university research

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor
January 8, 2019

Pennsylvania 2018 election results

By Brian Gentry, Online Visual Editor
November 6, 2018
Investigative journalist Bob Woodward discussed the process of interviewing sources for his book “Fear” at Pitt Program Council’s “An Evening with Bob Woodward” on Wednesday.

What readers need to understand about journalism

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor
October 23, 2018
Last-minute picks for homecoming court

Last-minute picks for homecoming court

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor
October 3, 2018
The City of Pittsburgh added bike lanes to parts of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard last August. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

Bike lanes are for cyclists only

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor
August 27, 2018
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