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Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

Members and allies of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition began a 24/7 sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning on Feb. 21.  Joy Cao | Staff Photographer

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

February 21, 2020

Midterm season is approaching, meaning plenty of students will be staying overnight in campus buildings to get extra studying in. Some have decided to rally for divestment while they’re at.  The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition began occupying space in the Cathedral of Learning’s lobby Friday at noon ...

Birding Club to collect data on bird deaths from victory lights

The blue beam was added to the Cathedral of Learning’s Victory Lights in 2018.

By Jessica Steinberg, For The Pitt News

October 10, 2019

The Victory Lights that shine up from the Cathedral of Learning may be a point of pride for Pitt students, but some Pitt community members worry that they’re also a potentially dangerous attraction for migrating birds.

Friday Fly: Cathedral Commons Room

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

By Maggie Koontz | Columnist

November 10, 2017

“Friday Fly” is a recurring column dedicated to a fly on the wall’s perspective on campus spots and daily life here at Pitt. This is the second installment. The Cathedral of Learning Commons Room is a feat of Gothic architecture, crafted out of limestone, slate and iron. Pathfinders passing t...

Cathedral in photos, from the basement to the top

(Photos by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

October 13, 2017

I walked into an office on the 30th floor of the Cathedral of Learning Wednesday and asked the receptionist if there was anything interesting on the floor that might make for a good picture. “No,” she said, laughing. She was right, the 30th floor is probably the most boring floor in the 42-story str...

WPTS creates playlists after hectic day at Pitt

The Cathedral of Learning is reflected in a puddle outside the building after a water main broke this morning. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 18, 2017

With the Cathedral flooding and Pitt students standing up to homophobia in a counter protest at Towers yesterday, our news writers had more than enough to write about. The hectic Monday inspired the new media director of WPTS, Josh Chamberlain, to create two playlists to match the mood — Cathy ...

Homecoming Edition: The Cathedral of Learning, painted from all angles

Homecoming Edition: The Cathedral of Learning, painted from all angles

By Emma Kilcup / Staff Writer

September 27, 2013

From the farthest parts of South Oakland to the streets of Bloomfield, the Cathedral of Learning can be seen standing tall  above the medical buildings and trees as not only a symbol of the University of Pittsburgh, but as an essential landmark of the city itself.Hidden on the seventh floor of Alumni Hal...

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