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Conner Stronger: Running back beats cancer

Conner Stronger: Running back beats cancer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 24, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports

Six months ago, Stanley Marks received a call from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania about inviting a star guest speaker to its annual Light the Night Walk kickoff breakfast. The speaker the society wanted to bring in to speak at the Duquesne Club on May 24 was one of Marks’ ...

James Conner visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

James Conner visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Pitt running back James Conner made a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday afternoon. During his eight-minute segment, Conner spoke about what it’s been like to play football while receiving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the end of his interview, Kansas City Chiefs safety...

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars

By Britnee Meiser / For The Pitt News

March 5, 2014


Filed under Archives

Expectations for Ellen DeGeneres as the host of last Sunday’s Academy Awards were high enough even before the event began. Of course, after Seth MacFarlane’s jokes about overweight celebrities, domestic violence and racial slurs and a melody titled “We Saw Your Boobs” during last year’s show, h...

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