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New Pitt office to encourage communication across faiths

About 50 people gathered in the William Pitt Union Monday at a kickoff event for the Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement Office. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Frumkin | For The Pitt News

October 17, 2017

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

Gov. Tom Wolf, pictured speaking in 2015, will be forced to make sweeping cuts if a revenue plan isn't passed by Friday. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 13, 2017

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

Saket Rajprohat found his place at Pitt through FORGE, a student group involved with refugee awareness. Here, immigrants share their stories with a group of students in April at a FORGE event.  (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

By Saket Rajprohat | Columnist

August 22, 2017

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

The Miller Centre County District Attorney and Timothy Piazza's parents stand at a podium during a press conference on May 5, 2017 after their son's death earlier that year. (David Swanson/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Christian Snyder, Opinions Editor

July 4, 2017

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

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 10, 2017

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

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

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...



By Courtesy of MCT Campus

September 15, 2014

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...



By MCT Campus

September 14, 2014

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

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