The Pitt News

What you missed this summer: tuition hikes, union developments, Ethan Kozak

 Pitt’s Board of Trustees met in July to approve a tuition increase for the 2019-20 academic year.

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

August 19, 2019

We’ve rounded up a few of the summer’s biggest headlines, in case you missed them.

Skyvue Apartments cited in July fire safety inspection

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 17, 2019

The City is requiring Skyvue to restore its fire alarm system to an “operable condition” with no system troubles. Reinspection is slated for July 23. 

Skyvue residents return after month-long displacement

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 3, 2019

Following an electrical fire at Oakland’s Skyvue Apartments on June 2, some tenants are claiming they were unable to move back into the building until June 28. They also said they have not received an explanation from management as to why their units were left without power for nearly four weeks, and are unsure if they will be reimbursed for rent during the period they were displaced. 

SkyVue cited for non-functioning fire alarm, two other fire violations last October

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 19, 2019

Students have moved back into SkyVue apartments following an electrical fire in the garage of the building on June 2, which caused a building-wide power outage that lasted several days.

Pitt students couch-surfing after SkyVue electrical fire

The 14-floor building, geared towards students and young professionals, opened in summer 2016 and features about 400 apartments. Madison Holden / Staff Photographer.

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

June 6, 2019

Renters at Cardinal Group’s SkyVue Apartments, located at the corner of Forbes and Craft avenues, say they’ve been couch surfing since a Sunday afternoon fire in the building’s garage caused a power outage.

Luxury housing places Oakland gentrification on the horizon

Luxury housing places Oakland gentrification on the horizon

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

With the construction of several new luxurious living apartments, there have been talks about gentrification rising in Oakland. Some students are already beginning to feel this rise in rent, but they could see an even greater rise in the future.

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