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‘Alone, together’: First years build community in face of physically distanced fall

Pitt’s Class of 2024 participated in a virtual Welcome Week from Aug. 16-18 to kick off an unconventional semester.

By India Krug and Priya Ray

September 9, 2020

Many first-year students on campus this semester struggled with the decision of whether to take classes online from home, transfer to a different school or even take a gap year.

Point-Counterpoint | The case for PittStart

Incoming students had an opportunity to experience dorm living before moving in during the now defunct PittStart program.

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

July 1, 2019

While Panther Connect offers many of the same things seen in PittStart, there were many features of PittStart that made it a much better program.

LNAP offers pre-finals stress relief for students

Junior non-fiction writing and communication double major Abigail Tesfay (left) received a massage from a professional masseuse during Hillman’s “Long Night Against Procrastination” event Monday night.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

On Monday night at Hillman, some settled in for a long winter’s LNAP — the “Long Night Against Procrastination.”

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