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LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

Junior non-fiction writing and communication double major Abigail Tesfay (left) received a massage from a professional masseuse during Hillman’s “Long Night Against Procrastination” event Monday night.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

On Monday night at Hillman, some settled in for a long winter’s LNAP — the “Long Night Against Procrastination.”

Students study and slumber in newly renovated Hillman Library

Students study in the renovated fourth floor of Hillman Library.

By Noah Manalo, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Students react to Hillman Library's new fourth floor, complete with group study spaces and expanded archives.

No hot food for thought: Hillman enforces food policy

A sign in Hillman Library with the library's policy against hot food. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Sam Weber | For The Pitt News

April 19, 2018

After spending numerous hours on the ground floor of Hillman Library preparing for exams last week, Pitt junior psychology and chemistry major Geena Richards saw students getting turned away at the door by a new security guard. That’s when she remembered what her friends had told her the day before —...

Check it out: making stacks at the library

Library specialist Christeen Jerin (left) and Hillman Library information manager Caroline Brown (right) are two of 19 full-time employees that assist students at Pitt’s libraries. (Photo by Remy Samuels | Staff Writer)

By Zane Crowell and Remy Samuels | The Pitt News Staff

February 9, 2018

Entering the ground floor of the Hillman library, the expanse of desks, chairs and long tables encouraging group studying and collaboration are immediately noticeable. To the right of the entrance is the Donald S. Woods service desk, the main area for students can get help form a library employee. ...

Community calls for financial safety net

Randall Halle, a professor of German film and cultural studies, discusses his former financial struggles as a student during Wednesday’s “Strengthening Our Safety Net for Students” event. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Valkyrie Speaker was one of several who shed tears while sharing experiences of financial struggle before and during college Wednesday afternoon. “When I applied to Pitt, I was homeless,” Speaker said. “I’m lucky to be here on academic scholarship, but it still feels like I don’t have a...

Pitt celebrates late professor’s life and work

Bob Johnson's legacy was celebrated with the release of the Bob Johnson Papers. (Photo courtesy of William Daw)

By Lauren Forsythe | For The Pitt News

September 25, 2017

Students studying on the ground floor of Hillman Library Saturday afternoon may have been a bit surprised to hear African drumming, poetry readings and the sounds of stamping feet and clapping hands coming from the Digital Scholarship Commons room. All this performing was in honor of Robert Johnson, a Pittsburgh...

Debunking Hillman’s dirtiest secret

Kate Koenig | Visual Editor

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Playboy Magazine once ranked Hillman Library’s first floor as one of the best places in the country to meet women. Fact or fiction? Urban legends already hold a special place in our culture — Bigfoot, Goatman, Johnny Appleseed — but how does something that is published become an urban legend? Like a ...

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