The Pitt News

Birding Club to collect data on bird deaths from victory lights

The blue beam was added to the Cathedral of Learning’s Victory Lights in 2018.

By Jessica Steinberg, For The Pitt News

October 10, 2019

The Victory Lights that shine up from the Cathedral of Learning may be a point of pride for Pitt students, but some Pitt community members worry that they’re also a potentially dangerous attraction for migrating birds.

Pitt tests victory lights, new spotlight, prompting theories on Twitter

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Amanda Reed / Online Engagement Editor

February 5, 2018

Although the victory lights usually only come on when Pitt wins, on Monday the lights were lit up — along with a new blue spotlight. The strange spotlight shined straight up from the top of the Cathedral of Learning, prompting some on Twitter to compare the light to the Batman signal. Pitt tur...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
victory lights