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

Signs posted along the sidewalk of Forbes Avenue near Hillman Library caution pedestrians against jaywalking.

Editorial | You can lead a horse to Forbes Avenue but you can’t make him use the crosswalk

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2023
Upon exiting the library, students face an incredibly difficult decision — do they make the Odyssean 10-yard journey to the crosswalk in front of Lawrence Hall, or do they simply cross right there in front of Hillman with no protection against oncoming traffic?
A PRT bus picks up riders at the Fifth Ave and University Place stop in Oakland on the evening of Sept. 12th.

Editorial | The new PRT bus routes are unsustainable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 9, 2023
The shortened bus routes through Pittsburgh are to the detriment of its residents but we have ways to influence future schedule changes.
The rooftop of Langley Hall.

Oakland groups discuss Allequippa Street developments, plans for Crawford Hall

By Ryleigh Lord, Assistant News Editor February 14, 2023
A representative from Pitt discussed a minor amendment to the Institutional Master Plan for upper campus buildings and renovation projects for Crawford Hall at Monday’s Development Activities Meeting.
The entrance to The Eatery in Litchfield Towers.

Pitt Eats announces major renovations of The Eatery

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor February 10, 2023
Just a few years after Market Central officially became The Eatery, Pitt’s largest dining hall will undergo another significant rebrand — this time, of the actual dining space.
The underside of the Charles Anderson Bridge.

Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge closes to vehicular traffic

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2023
The Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge in Oakland closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday. Repairs are set to start “as soon as possible,” but will likely take at least four months.
A concept rendering of the planned Campus Recreation & Wellness Center. The center will replace the O’Hara Garage and the Learning Research and Development Center, which were demolished.

Pitt receives approval for nine-story Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

By Colm Slevin, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2022
Pittsburgh’s Planning Commission approved construction last Tuesday for a nine-story Campus Recreation and Wellness Center at 3921 O’Hara St.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a 20-unit apartment complex.

OPDC discusses plans for new Oakland hospital facility, apartment complex

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its monthly Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday evening to discuss updated plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a plan to turn a Ward Street building into a 20-unit apartment complex.
The Properties and Facilities Committee met last Thursday to discuss resolutions to construct new buildings on the Greensburg and Bradford campuses and improvements to an Oakland campus building.

Board committee approves new building construction on branch campuses, Alan Magee Scaife Hall renovations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 13, 2021
The Properties and Facilities Committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting last Thursday to discuss resolutions to construct two new branch campus buildings, as well as improvements to an Oakland campus building.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s June 24 meeting discussed the pending demolition of the rowhouses located at 3401-3421 Bates St. and transferral of the property to Pitt.

Community members express concerns over plans for Bates row houses

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer June 29, 2021
After years of dealing with the series of boarded up and uninhabited Bates Street row houses, Oakland community members are making sure the pending owner of the parcel — Walnut Capital — has definitive plans to fix up the area.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s monthly meeting discussed property construction and replacing water mains throughout Central Oakland.

OPDC discusses water line replacements, Dawson Street lot

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer June 29, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s monthly public meeting consisted of a property owner seeking community input on property construction and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority explaining the process of replacing water mains.
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