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SGB pens open letter urging passage of gun reform legislation

Scott Glaser encouraged students to sign SGB’s letter to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey regarding common sense gun legislation.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Student Government Board’s meeting Tuesday night began with a moment of silence offered by President Zechariah Brown to honor the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.

One year later, community continues to heal after Tree of Life attack

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers shared a message of hope for the future and encouraged audience members to focus on the positive in their community.

By Sarah Berg and Madison Brewer

October 28, 2019

More than 2,000 people traveled Sunday evening to a gathering at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for a community event honoring the 11 victims of the Tree of Life massacre with speeches, prayers and music.

Pittsburghers honor Tree of Life massacre with day of service

Gary Dubin, director of development at the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation at UPMC, helped deliver baked goods to first-responders around the City on the one-year commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

When Gary Dubin biked into the Shadyside EMS station on Sunday morning, he wasn’t looking for help — he was delivering freshly baked cookies. 

The Tree of Life massacre: What happened

Mourners and passersby pay tribute to the victims outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Sunday afternoon.

By Rachel Romac, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

With 11 dead and six injured by a shooter who used anti-Semitic slurs, Pittsburgh was thrust into the limelight as the location of what is now known as the worst anti-Semitic attack in the nation’s history.

Student-organized exhibit honors Tree of Life massacre

“To Those Who Grasp It: Responding to October 27” is a traveling exhibit that will be located in the Kimbo Gallery in the William Pitt Union until Oct. 16, then it will be moved to the Department of History in Posvar Hall until Dec. 6.

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News

October 7, 2019

An exhibit, titled “To Those Who Grasp It: Student Responses to October 27th” opened Sunday in the William Pitt Union’s Kimbo Gallery.

Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

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By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2018

Gab was taken down last month after it’s ties to the Tree of Life gunman were revealed to the world — but it’s back up as of this weekend, which should alarm anyone who cares about public safety.

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

November 27, 2018

After 346 mass shootings in 2017, 321 have occurred so far in 2018 — and studies continue to show an increasing number of these incidents.

Donate blood all year round

Donate blood all year round

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News

November 19, 2018

When mass tragedies strike, the prevalence of violence in our world resurfaces and the first impulse is to find a way to help. This is often why the influx of blood donations heighten around times that such unfortunate incidents occur.

Trump’s inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

Trump's inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News

November 16, 2018

Trump’s initial response to the Pittsburgh shooting was to suggest the addition of armed guards in places of worship and a stricter implementation of the death penalty. Both of Trump’s suggestions model the behavior that they seek to prevent — the addition of more violence and death to society.

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