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

Opinion | What I wish I knew before renting an apartment in South Oakland

Opinion | What I wish I knew before renting an apartment in South Oakland

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Columnist November 15, 2022
Eight things learned from renting an apartment off-campus.
The 300 block of Oakland Avenue.

Experts advise students on off-campus living, housing contracts and lease responsibilities

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer November 15, 2022
Experts from Pennsylvania weigh in on what students should know before signing a lease with a landlord. Experts say tenants should be aware of their rights and responsibilities if they want to avoid being taken advantage of.
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 9, 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 9, 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 September 30, 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.
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