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Death of Pitt student confirmed

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

November 19, 2019

Pitt student Yahya Lodi died unexpectedly this weekend, according to the Allegheny County Communications Director Amie Downs. Lodi, a 19-year-old sophomore biological sciences major, had been transported from Tech Street in Oakland to a hospital by medics, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesp...

Opinion | Our police deserve better mental health care

At least 165 officers died from suicide in 2018, marking the third straight year that police suicides outnumbered line-of-duty deaths.

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 2, 2019

Police in America faced a deadly year in 2018 with 144 line of duty deaths. Far less attention is paid to police suicides, which are just as deadly.

Shapiro speaks on safety

Pennsylvania Attorney General Joshua Shapiro discusses major areas of concern at the presentation of the 28th annual campus safety report Wednesday. (Margo Reed/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2018

Shapiro addressed four major areas in the report — global recommendations, sexual assault, mental health and drug and alcohol.

DA, Pitt, UPMC unveil new surveillance cameras

Pitt contributed $15,000 to the installation of 60 surveillance cameras throughout Oakland. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman, News Editor

August 29, 2018

After Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead in her apartment last October, investigators found their biggest lead in private surveillance footage from a local pizza shop — and in the 10 months since, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office, in partnership with Pitt and UPMC, has install...

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