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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

Valerie Njie, president of the Pitt Alumni Association, at Friday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.

Alumni Association president updates Board of Trustees on past year’s work

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 24, 2021
The Pitt Alumni Association is working hard to connect alumni with each other and current students, according to President Valerie Njie.
Some Pitt students have struggled to secure a job after they graduated in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt alumni struggle to find jobs, adjust to virtual offices

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer August 28, 2020
One of the greatest challenges at the end of college is securing a stable job after graduation. According to Sophia Cosentino, a 2020 Pitt graduate, this is even more daunting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

By Megan Williams & Ana Eberts, Staff Writers October 24, 2019
Despite attending Pitt for the past two years, despite growing up near Pittsburgh and despite being generally active members of the community, we still don’t know what Homecoming is.
Opinion | Pitt campus additions that alumni should check out

Opinion | Pitt campus additions that alumni should check out

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist October 24, 2019
As we raise our glasses and cheer for Homecoming this weekend, we should consider who may be returning to this campus and what exactly they are returning to.
Pitt has a Homecoming laser light and fireworks show every year for students and alumni.

Opinion | Believe it or not, homecoming isn’t obsolete

By Paige Lawler, For The Pitt News October 24, 2019
Students should not be too quick to write off homecoming as a pointless or boring tradition
Julie Shepard was a senior when she became the first female president of Pitt’s Student Government Board.

Julie Shepard: SGB’s first female president is still leading

By Rachel Romac, For The Pitt News October 24, 2019
Julie Shepard was elected SGB president in 1989. Now she works at the higher education non-profit, the Pittsburgh Promise.
The Stephen Foster Memorial Theater is home to many of the Department of Theatre Arts’ productions.

Pitt theatre arts alumni succeed on and off stage

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Culture Editor May 29, 2019
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.
Homecoming should build community, scrap outdated traditions

Homecoming should build community, scrap outdated traditions

By Angela Koontz, For The Pitt News October 4, 2018
Homecoming court and football games are fun traditions, but they don’t make the most of what homecoming has to offer. Smaller networking events are better to help students interact with alumni.
Rosa Davis currently serves as executive director of POWER, a women’s addiction treatment center based in western Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Rosa Davis)

Rosa Davis offers POWER to women in recovery

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer September 5, 2018
Rosa Davis was hired as the executive director in 1991 after graduating from Pitt with a master’s degree in social work in 1986. Under her leadership, POWER grew from eight staffers in 1991 to more than 70 today. She will receive an award on Oct. 3 as one of Pitt’s School of Social Work’s 2018 Outstanding Alumni.
Day of giving raises more than $9 million

Day of giving raises more than $9 million

Pitt’s second annual Day of Giving proved it’s the gift that keeps on giving — raising $9,029,828 in the span of 24 hours, nearly twice as much as last year. The 3,358 donations poured in from six...

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