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

The proposed Munger Hall at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Editorial | UCSB’s Munger Hall is a mistake, not a model

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 17, 2021
UCSB’s billionaire-backed mega-dorm is based on inhumane and discredited concepts that ignore the needs of students.
Opinion | Fancy high-rises have nothing on Central Oakland

Opinion | Fancy high-rises have nothing on Central Oakland

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Columnist November 10, 2021
Living in the heart of Central Oakland, rather than the outskirts of the neighborhood where many of these luxury apartments are located, gives students the opportunity to learn how to contribute to a community.
Halket Street in Oakland.

Opinion | You don’t have to live in Oakland

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist November 10, 2021
There are many places where a Pitt student can live and enjoy their college life — it doesn’t just stop in Oakland.
Satire | Housing Horoscopes: What your housing says about you

Satire | Housing Horoscopes: What your housing says about you

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Columnist November 10, 2021
We all judge people for where they live. Here’s what your housing says about you.
Editorial | Residents don’t need told how to improve Oakland

Editorial | Residents don’t need told how to improve Oakland

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 1, 2021
Pitt and Walnut Capital are not Oakland — rather, they’re just parts of it.
Pitt began briefing the City Planning Commision on its Institutional Master Plan on Tuesday.

Residents discuss Oakland construction plans at OPDC meeting

By Brandon Raglow, For The Pitt News February 24, 2021

For Oakland residents, additional construction projects in the neighborhood may loom ahead. Residents voiced concerns at Tuesday evening’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. meeting about a new...

The University-wide shelter-in-place period ended as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Pitt releases late January, early February move-in groups

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor January 13, 2021
Pitt students living on campus can plan to move into their dorms beginning in late January, according to a Wednesday afternoon email from Pitt’s COVID Medical Response Office. Residents are grouped into one of four move-in dates — Jan. 29, Jan. 31, Feb. 3 or Feb. 5 — per the latest CMRO guidance.
The U.S. Human Rights Cities Alliance and Pittsburgh Human Rights Working Group hosted an event titled “Housing Justice, Human Rights and Health Webinar: Engaging Locally” with Leilani Farha on Thursday night.

Panelists discuss housing as a human right not a place for profits

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2020
The U.S. Human Rights Cities Alliance and Pittsburgh Human Rights Working Group hosted an event on Thursday, which focused on addressing housing challenges in urban areas and the importance of classifying housing as a human right.
Zach Lewis, a junior physics and astronomy major, said living outside Oakland lets him see more of the City.

Housing options for Pitt students don’t end in Oakland

By Colm Slevin, For The Pitt News October 14, 2020
Even though North, South and Central Oakland are close to campus and have an abundance of housing, not every Pitt student who chooses to live off campus finds themselves living in these neighborhoods. Some students choose to live in other neighborhoods around Pittsburgh such as Squirrel Hill and Shadyside because of finances, comfort with the area and the availability of housing.
Dozens of students have entered Pitt’s quarantine and isolation housing.

Students report ignored dietary restrictions in Pitt’s quarantine housing

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan September 30, 2020
For Emma Krapels, Pitt’s COVID-19 quarantine housing made her sicker than before she entered, but not from coronavirus. Krapels — who has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where eating gluten causes damage to the small intestine — said she suspects she was given gluten on Sept. 17 while in the housing, causing her to “vomit profusely.”
Load More Stories