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Pitt plans to add 1,000 beds to campus with Master Plan

Pitt plans to add 1,000 beds to campus with Master Plan

By Sarah Berg, Staff Writer November 14, 2019
The demand for on-campus housing options has grown alongside Pitt’s student population, with many turning to off-campus housing or rooming at third-party locations with Pitt-owned leases like the Wyndham and The Bridge apartments.
SGB discussed Bigelow Boulevard being closed and the draft of the new SORC rules.

SGB announces more than 1,000 signatures on gun violence prevention letter

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer November 6, 2019
Student Government Board provided updates on several ongoing initiatives at their meeting Tuesday night.
Pitts Board of Trustees may discuss fossil fuel divestment at Fridays meeting.

Context: September Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor September 26, 2019
Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its third meeting of 2019 on Friday, providing an update on University affairs to the community.
Pitt is looking to build a hotel and conference center in what is currently a parking lot next to the University Club and Thackeray Hall.

Pitt exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2019
Up ahead in the distance on Fifth Avenue, Pitt students may soon look up and see a shimmering light — a University-owed hotel and conference center may soon come to sit across from Litchfield Towers.
Jay Darr is the current Counseling Center director at Pitt.

Oakland news roundup

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer July 1, 2019
As an urban campus bustling with nearly 30,000 students and more than 5,000 faculty, there’s always news breaking at Pitt.
The interior of the now closed 7-Eleven on Forbes Avenue.

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 14, 2019
Here are the top 10 most pressing issues to students and faculty alike that Pitt must incorporate into this master plan.
Illona Beresford, senior project manager at the University, notes the importance of sustainability in the University’s future development plans.

Residents, faculty voice qualms with master plan

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2019
Pitt will unveil the finalized version of its campus master plan at the end of this week. It includes a plan for more housing, with a net total of 775 new beds and an increase in sustainability efforts.
SGB board member Ciara Barry partakes in the Campus Master Plan discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

SGB hosts Master Plan meeting for students

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer January 31, 2018

Nico Bernstein took issue with the Campus Master Plan presented by Owen J. Cooks Tuesday night at Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting, saying the plan emphasizes athletics and neglects the...

Ron Leibow, an employee of Pitts Office of Facilities Management, watches on as architect Adam Gross (right) views the campus master plan on his laptop. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News January 26, 2018

Pitt’s unconventional hills, sidewalks and parks are what separate the University’s aesthetic from others, Ayers Saint Gross architecture and planning principal Kevin Petersen said. “We want...

Students convened in the University Club Gold Room Wednesday night for three campus Master Plan focus groups. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Student dissatisfaction aired at Master Plan focus groups

By Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor November 9, 2017

When asked at a Campus Master Plan focus group meeting about what kind of future aesthetic students want Pitt to have, students made it clear that functionality comes before aesthetic for them. “Functionality...

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