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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A concept rendering of an entrance to the planned Victory Heights Arena and Sports Performance Center.

City Planning Commission approves Victory Heights project

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2023
The City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve construction of an arena and sports performance center on upper campus, clearing the way for Pitt to begin its Victory Heights project.
Proposal for Bigelow Boulevard.

Six on-campus construction projects to know about this fall

By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer August 8, 2022
For any new or returning students, it’s always helpful to know what is going on and what changes to look out for on campus.
Sarah Hart, a senior environmental studies major, built seven bee houses for solitary bees last spring for a sustainability class.

Pitt students a-buzz for pollinator preservation

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer July 15, 2020
The Bee Campus certification commits the University to environmental preservation efforts, such as planting more native plants and designing pollinator-friendly green spaces on campus.
The closure of the Chevron and Eberly stairs, the main passages to upper campus and Panther and Irvis Halls from Chevron Science Center, have impacted students by requiring them to find alternate ways to move between upper and lower campus.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

By Paige Lawler, Staff Columnist January 16, 2020
Inaccessibility and change on campus is frustrating and inconvenient for students. However, there is hope that at the end of the construction lies a revitalized, more sustainable campus.
Pitt’s Board of Trustees discussed a proposed $10 million project to renovate all 21 floors of Litchfield Tower B on a meeting Monday morning.

Board committee approves Master Plan support projects

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2019
The bathrooms in Litchfield Tower B will soon receive a face-lift, following project approval by the properties and facilities committee of the Board of Trustees.
The Institutional Master Plan says that the Music Building should be maintained. Uncertainty about plans for the building has previously been met with pushback from the community.

Institutional Master Plan draft details the Oakland of the future

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer November 14, 2019
The University released a draft of its Institutional Master Plan on Oct. 15, with proposed campus improvements to be rolled out over the next 10 to 25 years.
At a public Thursday morning meeting, the budget and executive committees of Pitt’s Board of Trustees both approved measures making funds available for projects in the Campus Master Plan.

Board committees approve increases to University debt limits

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor October 31, 2019
At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Thursday morning, both the budget and executive committees of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved several measures making funds available for some projects in the Campus Master Plan.
Scott Glaser encouraged students to sign SGB’s letter to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey regarding common sense gun legislation.

SGB pens open letter urging passage of gun reform legislation

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer October 30, 2019
Student Government Board’s meeting Tuesday night began with a moment of silence offered by President Zechariah Brown to honor the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.
Mary Beth McGrew, Pitt’s assistant vice chancellor for planning, discusses potential changes to upper campus at Monday afternoon’s Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Committee meeting.

Senate committee talks changes to upper campus, parking

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer October 22, 2019
Students heading to upper campus face a seemingly unending set of stairs — and not much else.
Pitt is looking to build a hotel and conference center in what is currently a parking lot next to the University Club and Thackeray Hall.

Pitt exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2019
Up ahead in the distance on Fifth Avenue, Pitt students may soon look up and see a shimmering light — a University-owed hotel and conference center may soon come to sit across from Litchfield Towers.
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