The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Pitt students embrace during a protest against sexual violence outside of the Cathedral of Learning in October.

‘I’ve reached out numerous times’: Student leaders disappointed with University communication on campus sexual violence

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2022
After a meeting between student leaders and Dean of Students Carla Panzella about sexual violence at Pitt, Megan Sharkey said she has mixed emotions.
An alarm clock.

Students discuss the benefits of practicing time management during finals week

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
Owen Boccabella, a junior bioengineering major, creates a study schedule for the last three weeks of the semester to make sure he’s staying on top of his work. 
A view of the Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt says there’s no public safety threat at the Cathedral of Learning from person on rooftop area

By Betul Tuncer, Managing Editor October 26, 2022
Pitt spokesperson Jared Stonesifer said there’s no safety threat and no reported or observable weapons in regards to student reports of someone on the rooftop area of the 4th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.
Abagail Kraus leads a tour of the Early American nationality room in the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday.

Witches, human bones, zombies and more: Student-run program hosts annual Halloween Nationality Room tour

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer October 23, 2022
Student-run program Quo Vadis hosted its annual Halloween tour of 10 Nationality Rooms on Friday and Saturday. Open to the public, these tours allowed the community to get a deeper understanding of Pitt’s historic Nationality Rooms.
One of Pitt’s three baby peregrine falcons receives a band in the Cathedral of Learning on Thursday.

Peregrine falcons receive bands for first time since pandemic

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer September 22, 2022
When Kate St. John first noticed a pair of peregrine falcons arrive at Pitt in 2001, she immediately emailed the PA Game Commission (PGC) out of excitement. A rare sight to see, St. John set out to get a nest box installed at the Cathedral of Learning.
Zach Hartman, a computer engineering and classics major, nationality room tour guide and the Quo Vadis president in the Cathedral of Learning’s Polish nationality room on Monday.

Nationality Room tour guides gain cultural, educational experience

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer March 1, 2022
Zach Hartman, a senior computer engineering and classics major, said he attended nationality room tour guide training sessions during his first year at Pitt, where he discovered his love for learning about the cultures the rooms represent.
Allentown-based nonprofit “Meta-Mash” partnered with Pitt last year to place a fiber connection on top of the Cathedral of Learning and provide free residential internet access to people in underserved areas.

Local nonprofit partners with Pitt to ‘bridge digital divide’

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 3, 2021
Allentown-based nonprofit Meta Mesh partnered with Pitt last year to create an initiative called Every1online, which aims to “bridge the digital divide” by providing residential internet access to people in under-served areas.
Kati Csoman, the new Nationality Rooms director, succeeds Maxine Bruhns, who was in the role for 54 years.

Kati Csoman takes over as new director of the Nationality Room Program

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 2, 2021
As a Pitt sophomore in 1987, Kati Csoman won the Hungarian Room Scholarship, which let her spend five months living in Hungary. Csoman returned to Oakland and became the new Nationality Rooms director on Aug. 9.
A multitude of peregrine falcons have called Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning home since 2001 and they have been livestreamed since about 2007. Morela, distinguished by her peachy breast and face coloring, laid four eggs with Ecco, the first being born on St. Patrick’s Day, and the last being born on March 24.

‘Peregrine falcon landlord’: Cathedral of Learning’s avian tenants

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2021
A multitude of peregrine falcons have called Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning home since 2001, and they have been livestreamed since about 2007. While many of the falcons are revered by the Pitt community, even after their death, one falcon has been unforgettable — and not for a good reason.
Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

By Suln Yun, For The Pitt News October 8, 2020
Pitt modified many of its buildings' hours to budget for additional study spaces, according to University spokesperson Pat McMahon.
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