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New guideline may remove “Pitt,” “Panther” from student group names

The change will affect many student organizations at Pitt.

By Janine Faust and Emily Wolfe

August 30, 2019

Pitt plans to implement guidelines in the future preventing independent student organizations from using University trademarks or wordmarks such as “Pitt” or “Panthers” in their names.

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 1, 2019

A Pitt student whose name appeared in a series of Snapchat messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday said he sent messages containing violent and racist threats to a Pittsburgh native.

Pittsburgh braces for polar vortex, Pitt cancels Wednesday classes

Wind chill temperatures are forecasted to reach as low as minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday.

By The Pitt News Staff

January 30, 2019

Despite predicted wind chills as low as minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday — and a petition with more than 8,500 signatures demanding Pitt cancel classes — the University of Pittsburgh does not plan to close Wednesday, according to Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch.

Schenley Quad’s parking lot should have stayed

Construction work in the Schenley Quadrangle has torn apart one of the few parking areas on Pitt’s campus with the intention of creating a new green space for students to utilize. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Joshua Jordan | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018

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

Senior fiction writing major Dave Loughlin spent four years in the military after graduating high school. (Photo courtesy of Dave Loughlin)

By Anna Borgandino | Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

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

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he disapproves of the possibility of a new federal tax bill at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News

November 16, 2017

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

Brianna Rae Brochu, a University of Hartford first-year student, faces hate crime charges after intentionally contaminating her roommate’s possessions for more than a month. (West Hartford Police Department)

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

November 6, 2017

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

Three Dartmouth College professors were placed on paid leave after they were accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017

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

Since 2001, Larry E. Davis has helped the university’s School of Social Work to be among the top 10 in the nation. (Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

October 26, 2017

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

Star Trek actor George Takei speaks at an event on July 10, 2016 in Birmingham, England.  (Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Alexis Buncich | For The Pitt News

October 26, 2017

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...

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