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Dean speaks about student death at SGB meeting

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

While it’s common at Student Government Board meetings to hear from students, Associate Dean of Students Steve Anderson took the opportunity to address the recent death of Pitt junior Alina Sheykhet at Tuesday night’s meeting. “I just wanted to obviously take a short minute here to acknowledge wha...

Trustees elect new members, rename Pennsylvania Hall

Pennnsylvania Hall was renamed to K. Leroy Irvis Hall at the Board of Trustees June 30 meeting. (Photo via Creative Commons)

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2017

Pitt’s Board of Trustees elected four new members, approved construction projects and renamed Pennsylvania Hall at their June 30 meeting. Pennsylvania Hall — which has held that name since its construction in 2004 — is now named K. Leroy Irvis Hall to honor K. Leroy Irvis, a Pitt alumnus and ...

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

(Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees at Pitt has some serious power — by its own words, the Board “retains ultimate responsibility for all University affairs,” meaning its diversity is all the more important. Pitt appointed four new board members on June 30, three of whom are women. And while there’s st...

City School Board candidates debate ahead of primary

At a school board debate Monday in the Hill District, a moderator holds up a sign, alerting a candidate that they have one minute left to answer. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

May 10, 2017

“Kids can’t vote, but you can,” read the signs and literature passed out at the door to parents and community members filing in the seats in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium in the Hill District Monday night. The 50 attendees prepared to listen as candidates for Pittsburgh’s School Board made ...

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