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

Students study on the first floor of Hillman Library.

Satire | The top 8 rules of Hillman Etiquette

By Talia Spillerman, Staff Columnist April 19, 2022
Here are the top ways to ensure that you are following the unspoken rules of Hillman library.
A Pitt student works in Hillman’s Open Lab Room behind 3D printed objects.

Open Lab opens doors for new skills for Pitt students to cultivate

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer February 24, 2022
Whether it’s the need for a last minute Christmas gift, a special school project or a few hours to relax in a virtual reality — the Open Lab is equipped to help students with endeavors.
Research project aims to create a feeling of belonging at Pitt libraries

Research project aims to create a feeling of belonging at Pitt libraries

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer February 18, 2022
A team of five Pitt librarians created the Belonging at Pitt Libraries research project to help improve Pitt’s libraries across the main and regional campuses and within different schools, such as the engineering library in Oakland.
Students walk by the Hillman Library.

Pitt Archives document many areas of western Pennsylvania history

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer November 17, 2021
From 18th-century handwritten documents by George Washington to a complete set of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America,” Pitt’s Archives and Special Collections has thousands of valuable items documenting western Pennsylvania history.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month, hosts Hillman Library visitor

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Pitt’s Student Government Board discussed Mental Health Awareness Month, the upcoming commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre and student bank accounts, among other topics.
According to a petition, the houses at 3401-3421 Bates St. and 392 Coltart Ave. near Boulevard of the Allies are a “public nuisance” due to their dilapidated and uninhabited state.

Board committee approves Hillman renovations, new chilled water plant and off-campus property acquisitions

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 17, 2021
The properties and facilities committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees held a public meeting Thursday morning to approve several projects involving campus buildings. Pitt will also acquire a series of properties around Bates Street, Boulevard of the Allies and Zulema Street.
Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

Pitt updates building hours, requires ID for entry to all buildings

By Suln Yun, For The Pitt News October 9, 2020
Pitt modified many of its buildings' hours to budget for additional study spaces, according to University spokesperson Pat McMahon.
Hillman Library is open for students with capacity restrictions, increased disinfection and increased signage.

Libraries reopen with limited capacity, hours

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News August 30, 2020
Pitt’s libraries will be open this semester, but they will look much different than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes include shorter operating hours and facilities only open to Pitt faculty and students, with all visitors required to wear masks and swipe their Pitt IDs to enter. The libraries opened last Monday, excluding the music and Frick Fine Arts libraries, which will open today.
The construction project on Bigelow Boulevard, originally scheduled to finish in August, is now scheduled to be completed in October.

Pitt to continue construction on ‘essential’ projects only

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer August 23, 2020
The construction on Bigelow Boulevard is now set to finish its third and final phase in October. It originally had an August completion date, before Welcome Week for incoming first-year students.
Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have requested that the University temporarily close Pitt’s libraries.

Pitt library employees urge administrators to fully shut down facilities

By Jon Moss, News Editor March 16, 2020
Employees of Pitt’s University Library System said they have repeatedly asked both the library and University administration in recent days to temporarily shutter the system in the wake of the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, citing health concerns.
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