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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

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 2, 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 4, 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 3, 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 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...

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