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

Attendees listen to Robin Sowards in Posvar Hall on Thursday night.

United Steelworkers organizer discusses importance, history of academic unions

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer January 26, 2024

For Robin Sowards, a United Steelworkers organizer, higher education faculty unions in the United States are not as powerful as they should be. “Here at the University of Pittsburgh, there’s a unique...

The Supreme Court of the United States poses for a group photo.

Opinion | SCOTUS’ history and traditions test is decimating our civil rights

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor January 12, 2024
Why have cases like Dobbs v. Jackson, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard taken the country by storm, stripping people of their rights and threatening others in the process?
A close up of Native American traditional regalia at the Mini Powwow in Schenley Plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Native American history remains present throughout Pitt’s campus

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Throughout Pittsburgh’s plentiful history of steel mills, bridges and factories, one piece of history that is often overlooked is the city’s Native Americans origins.  According to Michael Sague,...

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.
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

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.
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