The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Kain Colter, a then-quarterback and then-receiver for Northwestern University, gestures toward United Steelworkers International president Leo Gerard as he answers questions following the announcement that several Northwestern football players wish to join a labor union, during a press conference in Chicago on Jan. 28, 2014.

Column: Universities should recognize student athletes as employees

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor September 13, 2018
It's time for Universities to recognize athletes as student employees and mitigate the exploitation of players under demanding sports programs.
(From left) Assistant director for media relations R.J. Sepich, media relations assistant Matt Keenan and Casey Bonk, assistant director of media relations for volleyball, gymnastics and softball.

Behind the scenes of Pitt SID’s

By Stephen Thompson, For the Pitt News September 13, 2018
Student information directors, or SIDs, at Pitt act as team-specific media liaisons, statistics managers, beat writers and team promoters.
The second annual Pitt Film Fest showcased original films by students from various local universities in the Frick Fine Arts Building Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt Film Fest features city-wide student work

By Vikram Sundar | Staff Writer April 17, 2018

While maintaining a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend in Indiana, Pennsylvania, senior Mark Conner spent many a lonely road trip listening to the cassette tape she had given him — Fleetwood...

A Pitt student-athlete living in Sutherland Hall is currently being treated for a potential case of bacterial meningitis. (TPN File Photo)

Sutherland student treated for possible meningitis

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor March 28, 2018

A Pitt student-athlete living in Sutherland Hall is currently being treated for a potential case of bacterial meningitis, according to a statement released by the University Wednesday morning. The...

Pitt police arrested a student in Hillman Library Tuesday evening.(Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Student arrested in Hillman

Pitt police charged a student with obstructing administration of law or other government function and tampering with evidence at Hillman Library Tuesday night, according to University spokesperson Joe...

Alina Sheykhet loved animals and joined the Animal Lovers Club at Pitt. (Photo courtesy of Isabel Scrabis)

Alina Sheykhet remembered by friends as kind and loving

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor October 15, 2017

In a seventh grade stage production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Isabel Scrabis’ grandfather mistook Alina Sheykhet — who starred as Millie — for his granddaughter. “The whole entire time...

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

Dean speaks about student death at SGB meeting

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer October 11, 2017

While it’s common at Student Government Board meetings to hear from students, Associate Dean of Students Steve Anderson took the opportunity to address the recent death of Pitt junior Alina Sheykhet...

A memorial sits outside the Cable Place residence where Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead Sunday in an apparent homicide. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

Pitt student found dead in Oakland homicide, police charge ex-boyfriend

By The Pitt News Staff October 9, 2017

A homicide investigation is underway after Pitt student Alina Sheykhet was found dead in her Oakland apartment Sunday morning. Pittsburgh police have obtained an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Matthew...

Pitt students network with UPMC recruiters at the 2014 Spring Career Fair.  (TPN File Photo)

Being unprofessional in the classroom hurts your future

By Mariam Shalaby | Columnist August 21, 2017

“Hey, Jordan!” yelled one of my classmates from the back of the room, grabbing the instructor’s attention. An unconventional way to call the teacher. The disrespect we show in class seems to increase...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

By Elise Lavallee, Columnist May 30, 2017

$0.93. That’s the value of all the research done per person on eating disorders in 2011, compared to the $44 per individual on autism or $81 per person on schizophrenia. Yet the Academy for Eating...

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