Sponsored
×
university Archives - The Pitt News

The Pitt News

Schenley Quad’s parking lot should have stayed

Schenley Quad’s parking lot should have stayed

By Joshua Jordan | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Not many students actually relied on the parking lot in Schenley Quadrangle for parking — but it served other purposes for carless Quad residents. It was instrumental as a pick-up and drop-off point for Ubers and allowed families to park right by dorms on moving days. But this useful transportat...

Going through the gap: taking time off before college

Going through the gap: taking time off before college

By Anna Borgandino | Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

After realizing she waited too long to apply for a visa that would be ready in time for her first semester at Pitt, Iolanda Neto had a decision to make. She could either apply for entry in the spring 2015 semester — like her mother urged her to do — or take a gap year.a “I didn’t have a pressing urge to take a...

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News

November 16, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

The Senate Council started off with heartfelt “goodbyes” to Provost Patricia Beeson, whose hard work Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other Senate Council members praised. “Her role for the University and for me has been tremendous,” Chancellor Gallagher said. “This will be a year-long ...

Hartford hate crime shows what happens when students stay silent

Hartford hate crime shows what happens when students stay silent

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

November 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Imagine walking into your dorm room at the end of a long day. You get ready for bed, brush your teeth and apply lotion. The faint smell of — moldy clams? — doesn’t quite hit but lingers questionably in the air. You want to ask your roommate if she smells it too, but can’t find the strength t...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

Social work dean steps down

Social work dean steps down

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt’s dean of the School of Social Work Larry E. Davis will step down at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Davis is the third University dean this year to announce he will step down in the spring. Swanson School of Engineering dean Gerald Holder and School of Law dean William M. Carter, Jr. annou...

Listen to Takei: start small to make change

Listen to Takei: start small to make change

By Alexis Buncich | For The Pitt News

October 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

George Takei, actor and activist, has seen a lot of discrimination in his life. At 80 years old, he has lived through a Japanese internment camp, the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and countless other protests. He may be originally known for his role in “Star Trek,” but he’s used his fame to bec...

New Pitt office to encourage communication across faiths

New Pitt office to encourage communication across faiths

By Sarah Frumkin | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Kyle Wyche was peacefully meditating in the prayer and relaxation room on the third floor of the William Pitt Union when a group of Muslim students walked in to pray. The junior ecology major struck up a conversation with one of the Muslim students afterward, who turned out to be as interested i...

Editorial: House revenue plan threatens Pennsylvania

Editorial: House revenue plan threatens Pennsylvania

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In an email sent to the student body Friday, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher warned Pitt students that if the state fails to pass appropriation bills that fund state-related universities, our school will face serious consequences. But this merely demonstrates the broader issue at hand. The state has y...

Finding your place as a transfer student

Finding your place as a transfer student

By Saket Rajprohat | Columnist

August 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It was a cold and snowy January day. With my backpack and suitcases heavier than they seemed leaving home, I stepped into my new dorm. I was excited to finally be at Pitt. After my short and easy semester at Robert Morris University, a private school in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, I was ready to move out of the house, ha...

Column: Greek life promotes dangerous, elitist culture

Column: Greek life promotes dangerous, elitist culture

By Christian Snyder, Opinions Editor

July 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

At Penn State’s fraternity Beta Theta Pi’s Bid Night, on a cold February night in State College, Timothy Piazza fractured his skull and ruptured his spleen when he fell down a flight of stairs. His fraternity brothers called an ambulance nearly 12 hours later after slapping him, sitting on him ...

Editorial: Pitt listens, but only when it’s easy

Editorial: Pitt listens, but only when it’s easy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It was a sunny day in April, the grand opening of the University of Pittsburgh’s new sports dome. Pitt is rightly proud of this achievement that addresses a pressing need for a game and practice facility for club sports teams on campus. At the grand opening — and publicized in videos shown d...

Duke divinity professor calls diversity training ‘a waste,’ faces discipline

By Jane Stancill | News and Observer

May 9, 2017


Filed under National News

A divinity professor at Duke University has apparently resigned following disciplinary actions against him, after he questioned the value of diversity training at the school. Paul Griffiths, a professor of Catholic theology at the school, could not be reached for comment Tuesday about the flap. A col...

Grade on performance, not attendance

Grade on performance, not attendance

By Cecile Truong / Columnist

September 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

After three weeks of class, you’re probably fairly acquainted with your new professors. Some do not care if you show up to class, but others require you to be there every time to earn an A. Both types of teachers may teach largely the same way, so my question is this: If I’m paying for college cre...

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

By Courtesy of MCT Campus

September 15, 2014


Filed under Archives

From left, University of California, Berkeley student Shannon Thomas, 21, former student Nicoletta Commins, 22, and student Aryle Butler, 20, prepare to speak during a press conference at the Graduate School of Journalism in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Thirty-one female students h...

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

By MCT Campus

September 14, 2014


Filed under Archives

Sixty-five percent of women and 25 percent of men experience some type of street harassment at some point in their lives.

Sticks and stones

Sticks and stones

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2013


Filed under Archives

James Franco had an easy time weathering the onslaught of lazy, bigoted jokes delivered at his roast.

TPN Online Housing Guide

By Find a place to live with the help of The Pitt News

August 16, 2013


Filed under Archives

http://www.universitystudenthousing.com/pitt

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
university