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

SGB discussed Bigelow Boulevard being closed and the draft of the new SORC rules.

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Student Government Board provided updates on several ongoing initiatives at their meeting Tuesday night.

Context: September Board of Trustees meeting

Pitt's Board of Trustees may discuss fossil fuel divestment at Friday's 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 exploring plans for hotel and conference center next to University Club

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.

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.

Oakland news roundup

Jay Darr is the current Counseling Center director at Pitt.

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.

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

The interior of the now closed 7-Eleven on Forbes Avenue.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 15, 2019

Here are the top 10 most pressing issues to students and faculty alike that Pitt must incorporate into this master plan.

Residents, faculty voice qualms with master plan

Illona Beresford, senior project manager at the University, notes the importance of sustainability in the University’s future development plans.

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 hosts Master Plan meeting for students

SGB board member Ciara Barry partakes in the Campus Master Plan discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

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 arts. “[Cooks] talked a lot about creating new spaces for athletics but not new spaces for s...

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

Ron Leibow, an employee of Pitt's 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)

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 to address the quality, quantity and management of space,” Petersen said. Ayers Saint Gross and Pi...

Student dissatisfaction aired at Master Plan focus groups

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

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 first,” one student said, before others chimed in agreement. Students convened in the U...

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