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Pitt holds first-ever online commencement ceremony

Mark Novales speaking during the online 2020 commencement.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

April 26, 2020

In lieu of in-person commencement activities, Pitt hosted its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial: Seniors remember the top 10 things that happened during their time at Pitt

A water main broke in the Cathedral in September 2017, flooding the first floor.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 16, 2020

As they prepare for virtual graduation, The Pitt News Editorial Board seniors are remembering the best and worst of their time at Pitt. Here are our top 10 events.

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

Pop open a bottle of champagne while Gallagher is giving his speech and get drunk with your parents.

Opinion | Please let me mourn my final days of college

Opinion | Please let me mourn my final days of college

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 24, 2020

It seems unlikely that I will get the graduation I’ve dreamed of.

Seniors react to commencement cancellation

Pitt to host spring commencement ceremony online.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

March 23, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced the postponement of Pitt’s spring commencement ceremony in a March 17 email. According to the announcement, the University has yet to find a new date for an in-person commencement ceremony and has not yet announced alternatives to the event.

December graduates look to the future

December graduates look to the future

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

The culmination of every student’s college career and hard work is graduation. For Pitt seniors graduating in December, with the holidays around the corner and many of their peers making schedules for the spring, the experience is a little different.

Opinion: It’s OK to move back home after college

Opinion: It's OK to move back home after college

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

April 17, 2019

A record 36% of college seniors were expected to move back home for at least a year upon college graduation in 2016. Despite their good reason to do so, there is a lingering stigma of laziness and failure that surrounds those who do.

Unconventional options after graduation

Unconventional options after graduation

By Anna Bongardino, Digital Manager

April 17, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. We’ve all heard the dreaded, anxiety-inducing question. It’s the favorite conversation topic of every well-meaning family member you have, at every family gathering in the year or two before you graduate from college.  ...

Looking ahead at Pitt football in 2019

First-year utility player V’Lique Carter (19) carries the ball during October’s matchup with Duke.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

With National Signing Day in the books and the Panthers 15 days away from spring camp, now is a good time to evaluate the current state of Pitt’s football team.

TPN says ‘so long’ to senior editors

The Pitt News seniors at year end banquet Friday.

By The Pitt News Staff

April 23, 2018

Amanda Reed, Online Engagement Editor I met Amanda the spring semester of my first year as a news writer. I’d already been around since September, but she wasn’t one of my editors until that January. I remember being a bit nervous having to work with an entirely new editor halfway through the year ...

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