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Peduto signs gun control bills, lawsuit filed in county court

Peduto signs gun control bills, lawsuit filed in county court

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed three controversial gun control bills into law Tuesday afternoon, including one that prohibits the usage of certain assault weapons within the City. Several Pittsburgh residents immediately filed a lawsuit against Peduto and the City Council, arguing a state law preempts the new City law.

City Council passes gun control bills amid legal threats

City Council passes gun control bills amid legal threats

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 2, 2019

Pittsburgh’s City Council passed three gun control bills Tuesday morning by a 6-3 vote, including one that prohibits the usage of certain assault weapons within the City.

Students to respond to Tree of Life through Scholars in Residence program

Students to respond to Tree of Life through Scholars in Residence program

By Nicole Marzzacco, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2019

Pitt plans to sponsor up to nine undergraduates who will conduct research on the Tree of Life shooting this summer and create an exhibit based on their findings, which will be on display at the University in fall 2019.

New class addresses anti-Semitism

New class addresses anti-Semitism

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

A new class called “Anti-Semitism Then and Now: Perspectives after Tree of Life” begins on Jan. 23. The series of lectures is hosted by the Jewish studies department, along with the history department, religious studies department and the European Studies Center.

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

SGB pushes stricter laws on firearm sales

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

After more than a month of trying to help Pittsburgh heal from the Tree of Life shooting, SGB has set its sights on making change in Washington.

Jewish students remember Tree of Life on Hanukkah

Jewish students remember Tree of Life on Hanukkah

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

The first night of Hanukkah began last night and Jewish students are celebrating while remembering the lives lost in the Tree of Life shooting.

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

By Sid Lingala and Hannah Schneider

November 30, 2018

The recent expansion in the DSM–5 of PTSD gives more insight into the general psychology of mass shooting survivors.

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.

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

From the FBI to WPXI-TV, police officers and journalists alike have to be prepared for unpredictable mass acts of violence. Because of the unpredictable characteristic of mass acts of violence, these organizations must have plans that are ready to be set in place.

Tree of Life victim Joyce Fienberg remembered as deeply caring

Tree of Life victim Joyce Fienberg remembered as deeply caring

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Joyce Fienberg, a victim of the Tree of Life Shooting, was a Pitt researcher for 25 years.

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

Jewish athletes at Pitt reflect on Tree of Life shooting

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

The morning of Oct. 27 seemed like just another Saturday for Pitt’s swimming and diving coach and his two Jewish swimmers. But an evil act quickly turned it into anything but.

Pitt students gather to support Jewish community

Pitt students gather to support Jewish community

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018

In a combined effort on Monday afternoon, members of the Pitt community gathered in support of the Jewish community. The vigil featured words from Mayor Bill Peduto along with several musical performances from student a cappella groups.

Fraternities fundraise with pancakes, bring hope to tragic times

Fraternities fundraise with pancakes, bring hope to tragic times

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

November 1, 2018

Campus groups have each had their own reactions to the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy last weekend. Delta Chi and Sigma Alpha Mu chose to help out with a pancake fundraiser.

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

Community rallies together in response to Tree of Life tragedy

By Caroline Bourque, Contributing Editor

October 30, 2018

In light of the heartbreak felt by the Pittsburgh community over these past few days, many local leaders and students are speaking out in hopes of making change.

Robert Bowers, Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect: What we know

Robert Bowers, Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect: What we know

By The Pitt News Staff

October 27, 2018

Robert Bowers frequently posted anti-Semitic views on social media. Five minutes before police were alerted of a deadly shooting at a Squirrel Hill synagogue, Bowers wrote: "Screw your optics. I'm going in." He is the primary suspect in the massacre.

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