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Alaina Roberts: Telling the truth about history

Alaina Roberts: Telling the truth about history

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer April 6, 2021
Alaina Roberts has made a significant impact on the history department and the course diversity for Pitt’s undergraduate students, according to her former students.
Ben Howland took over as Pitt’s Men’s Basketball head coach in 1999 and built the Panthers into a contending team on the national stage.

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 27, 2020
March 27, 2003, was the day Pitt basketball fans became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game — Dwyane Wade.
Author and historian Daina Ramey Berry came to Pitt to discuss her new book, “A Black Woman’s History of the United States,” on Tuesday.

African American her-story: Author talks new book on history of black women in America

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer February 19, 2020
Faculty, students and community members gathered on Tuesday afternoon to hear Daina Ramey Berry discuss her new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States.”
The Point in Pittsburgh during the 1910s.

Opinion | Pitt should prioritize local history

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist February 18, 2020
By honoring Irvis, the University has made a positive step in promoting local history, but they should implement a required program that integrates a variety of local history topics into all students’ curriculum.
Pitt defeated Virginia Tech 4-2 on Saturday to remain unbeaten through three games

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2019
The Pitt men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Tournament game ever, defeating Lehigh 2-0 Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round.
Old News: Happy Franksgiving

Old News: Happy Franksgiving

Old News is a bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. Here, we’ll retell some of the weird, interesting or relevant stories we find in The Pitt News’s archives at Documenting Pitt.
By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor November 22, 2019
It was one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s less popular ideas to reinvigorate the American economy — with an extra week of Christmas shopping.
Zoi Faki (10) returns the ball. Pitt volleyball swept Duke on Sunday and earned its best ACC start ever.

History is Pitt volleyball’s toughest remaining opponent

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer November 6, 2019
After sweeping Duke on Sunday to avenge last year’s loss and earn its best ACC start ever, it feels increasingly like Pitt is competing more with its own history than it is against conference opponents.
Old News: The case of the two Jagiellonian globes

Old News: The case of the two Jagiellonian globes

Old News is a bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. Here, we’ll retell some of the weird, interesting or relevant stories we find in The Pitt News’s archives at Documenting Pitt.
By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor October 10, 2019
In this week's edition of Old News, news editor Emily Wolfe covers the construction of the Polish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning during World War II and the story of its Jagiellonian globe.
Ben Howland took over as Pitt’s Men’s Basketball head coach in 1999 and built the Panthers into a contending team on the national stage.

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 18, 2019
With no Pitt basketball to look forward to, we can only look back — so let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the highs and lows of Panther tournament yore.
Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison celebrates after a successful play during Pitt’s victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Pitt poised to win first ACC Championship

By Tyler Moran , Staff Writer November 13, 2018
Pitt was picked to finish fifth in the ACC Coastal Division preseason polls. Now, they are at the top of the ACC Coastal and are only one win away from making history and becoming the first team in program history to make it to the ACC Championships.
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