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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 9, 2020
Pitt modified many of its buildings' hours to budget for additional study spaces, according to University spokesperson Pat McMahon.
First-year students were given LED lanterns to display in their windows to celebrate the 100th annual Lantern Night.

Students celebrate 100th Lantern Night from a distance

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer August 21, 2020
Lantern Night, one of Pitt’s oldest traditions, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year looked quite different as first-year students placed LED candles in their dorm windows.
@cathedral_thoughts on Instagram has 1,997 followers.

Pitt Instagrammers capture campus life

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer March 18, 2020
If you’re stuck at home and desperately missing Cathy, crave one last meal at Market or in need of at-home fitness motivation — look no further than your Instagram search bar.
Public transportation is convenient when you don’t have a car.

Staff picks: What we missed in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Staff August 26, 2019
Read what our staff missed most about Pittsburgh during the summer holiday
Lajkoniki dancers from Holy Family Catholic Church perform traditional Polish dances during Polishfest in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room Sunday.

Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor November 13, 2018
At the annual Polish Fest on Nov. 11 in the Cathedral of Learning, guests could indulge in food, music and even fortune-telling.
The Early American Nationality Room is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Martha Jane Poe McDaniel.

City of steel is a city of scares

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer October 31, 2018

Pitt students looking for a haunt don’t have to look far. Pittsburgh is home to several haunted locations for those looking for a scare all year long, including one of Pitt’s own Cathedral of Learning...

Participants of the 2018 Run to Cure CF fundraiser, sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, trekked from the basement of the Cathedral of Learning to the 36th floor to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis research last Thursday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Taking steps for cystic fibrosis

By Zane Crowell | For The Pitt News February 8, 2018

Members of the Run to Cure Cystic Fibrosis marathon team trek up more than 700 steps of the Cathedral of Learning every Thursday. Then they take the elevator back down and do it two or three more times. The...

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Pitt tests victory lights, new spotlight, prompting theories on Twitter

By Amanda Reed / Online Engagement Editor February 5, 2018

Although the victory lights usually only come on when Pitt wins, on Monday the lights were lit up — along with a new blue spotlight. The strange spotlight shined straight up from the top of the Cathedral...

The Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh performs a traditional Filipino dance in the Cathedral of Learning during the Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Holiday open house features plans for new Nationality Room

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor December 4, 2017

Adorned with Christmas decorations, filled with the aroma of food and ringing with music and conversation, the Cathedral’s atmosphere matched that of a holiday bazaar. The Nationality Room and Intercultural...

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