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99 years proud: Annual tradition glows at Lantern Night

99 years proud: Annual tradition glows at Lantern Night

By Benjamin Nigrosh, For The Pitt News

August 26, 2019

As Linda Wharton Boyd looked out over a sea of first-year female Pitt students on Sunday night, she asked each attendee to look to the person to their left and the person to their right and repeat a three-word phrase.

Lantern night shines a light on women’s education

Lantern night shines a light on women’s education

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

Women at Pitt first began celebrating Lantern Night, the oldest tradition at Pitt, in 1920. This year, at the 98th annual celebration, alumnae passed the "light of learning" to first-year women.

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