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Column: Universities should recognize student athletes as employees

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.

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.

Behind the scenes of Pitt SID’s

(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.

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.

Pitt Film Fest features city-wide student work

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

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 Mac’s “Tango in the Night.” It was during these trips that he came up with the idea for his ...

Sutherland student treated for possible meningitis

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

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 statement said the student was tested for the illness Tuesday, meaning the infection cannot be confi...

Student arrested in Hillman

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

By Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque | News Editors

November 16, 2017

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 Miksch. Miksch said officers were investigating suspicious activity on a computer on the first floo...

Alina Sheykhet remembered by friends as kind and loving

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

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 he thought I was Alina, and he was so impressed. My mom had to break it to him that I was just swa...

Dean speaks about student death at SGB meeting

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

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 at Tuesday night’s meeting. “I just wanted to obviously take a short minute here to acknowledge wha...

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

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)

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 Darby — Sheykhet’s ex-boyfriend whom she filed a protection-from-abuse order against in September. His...

Being unprofessional in the classroom hurts your future

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

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 every day. When I saw this kind of thing happen as a freshman, I figured it would improve as...

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 Disorders reports the risk of death for those with anorexia nervosa is three times higher than it ...

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