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Interfaith musical service pays tribute to MLK

During the interfaith service praising Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night, art, music and poetry were used to bridge different faiths.

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

On a cold winter night, about 50 people of different ethnicities, ages and faiths huddled together in the front rows of Heinz Chapel for Pitt’s annual interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Students serve, remember on MLK Jr. day

Junior communication and political science major Aaron Hill speaks in front of participants at Alpha Phi Alpha’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day candlelight vigil Monday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Luke Stambaugh and Kenan Meral | The Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2018

A group of students from Pitt’s Litchfield Tower B offered a warm respite from the bitter cold as they served soups and sandwiches to hungry Homewood residents who visited the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Monday. They weren’t the only group of Pitt students spending the day this way. Approximate...

Pitt’s 10th PMADD highlights culture of service

Students took a group picture after they painted a mural in Greenfield during PMADD 2017. (Photo courtesy of Student Affairs Marketing and Communication)

By Caroline Bourque and Janine Faust | News Editors

October 25, 2017

Shea Krause is confident she and about 50 other members of Pitt’s Jumpstart chapter had the Brightwood Civic Group’s Pumpkinfest under control Saturday morning. “If anything, there were maybe too many people. I don’t think there were enough jobs,” she said. Krause and her peers helped ma...

Teaching Aiden to aid: student trains service dog

Aiden, an almost 4-month-old black lab, continues to work toward becoming a certified service dog. (Courtesy by Instagram account @Aiden_the_service_pup)

By Connor Wurst / For The Pitt News

October 19, 2017

Four legs, floppy ears and a wet nose don’t seem to be the usual description of someone who is equipped to help with disabilities, but in the case of Aiden the puppy, this description is just enough when paired with two years of training. Aiden, an almost 4-month-old black lab, is training with Emma Oa...

Pentagon caught off guard by Trump’s ban on transgender troops

By Vera Bergengruen | McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

July 26, 2017

The Pentagon was blindsided by President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that his administration would block transgender people from the U.S. military, and the Defense Department has no idea yet how it will affect troops already serving. The president's declaration on Twitter, saying transgender...

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