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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

Buggies coast through Schenley Park on Saturday morning.

Photos: CMU holds annual Buggy during spring carnival

By Alex Jurkuta, Staff Photographer April 17, 2024

Sleek, aerodynamic buggies zipped through Schenley Park Saturday morning for Carnegie Mellon’s annual competition called Buggy, also known as Sweepstakes. Teams of athletes, engineers and intrepid drivers...

Deena Eldaour, an organizer of the rally, speaks at the protest calling for an immediate end to the siege on Gaza on CMU’s campus on Thursday afternoon.

Student walkout, rally shows support for Palestine

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2023
About 200 people participated in a walkout called “Shut it Down for Palestine” to show support for Palestinians on Thursday afternoon. Students and community members met at the “Walking to the Sky” sculpture on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to hear speakers voice their thoughts on the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinians.
Pitt, Chatham and Carnegie Mellon students walk down the street with a banner that reads “Divest Now” during Saturday’s “College Climate March.”

Students at Pitt, neighboring universities demand fossil fuel divestment at climate march

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, Divest CMU and Green Team Chatham organized a “College Climate March” on Saturday, marching through each university’s campus. About 50 attendees carried signs that read “divest now,” “people over profit” and “keep it in the ground.”
Pitt professors face child care difficulties during pandemic

Pitt professors face child care difficulties during pandemic

By Colm Slevin and Suln Yun March 24, 2021
Although “Bring Your Child to Work Day” is officially April 22, many professors and students who are parents have been bringing their kids to work just about every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.
CMU and Pitt launch center dedicated to combating extremist hate

CMU and Pitt launch center dedicated to combating extremist hate

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor March 17, 2021
Pitt and Carnegie Mellon are teaming up to create a new center to study extremist hate. The Collaboratory Against Hate — Research and Action Center will work to develop new ways to stop hate’s “creation, growth and destructive consequences.”
With an increasing demand for ventilators, researchers from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are collaborating to develop a lower cost “Roboventilator.”

Pitt, CMU engineers team up on low-cost ‘Roboventilator’

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer May 12, 2020
They plan to produce a low-cost and nondisposable “Roboventilator,” an alternative to the traditional and more expensive mechanical ventilator.
Juan Duque, senior project manager at ZILKA and Associates Inc., discusses the opening of a Pronto Mexican Fresh restaurant on South Craig Street.

Oakland Planning and Development meeting discusses new restaurant, parking lot

By Elise Roessner, For The Pitt News January 29, 2020
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s community meeting on Tuesday covered a wide array of subjects, including a giant pencil, Mexican food and an unpaved parking lot.
(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | For The Pitt News)

Pitt should expand artificial intelligence program

By Janine Faust | Opinions Editor May 23, 2018

Pitt announced Monday morning a new institute that will bring researchers together to utilize computational skills — including artificial intelligence — to take a closer look at and possibly offer...

Optipik was the fourth graduate team to present their 90-second pitch in the Pittsburgh Project Development and Management Association student pitch competition Friday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt and CMU students pitch products

By Nina Kneuer | Staff Writer November 20, 2017

Christopher Dumm made an auditorium of 50 people laugh when he pulled an old surgical retractor out of a bag and tossed it on the ground in front of him. Dumm wasn’t a comedian, but rather a student...

CMU students dance at a counter protest as Westboro Baptist Church members picketed on campus. (Gif by Christian Snyder / Contributing Editor)

‘It rained for a reason:’ Westboro Baptist Church ends protest early, one counter protester arrested

By Bailey Frisco / Staff Writer October 5, 2017

The Westboro Baptist Church cut its planned protest route short Thursday for reasons unknown to Pitt. “All we know is they didn’t come,” University spokesperson Joe Miksch said in an email. The...

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