Pitt has launched a program to support students in crisis. It’s unclear how well it’s working.
The university has not yet begun a formal review of the HEART program, which allows mental health professionals to join campus police in responding to some students in crisis.
March 7, 2023
At Pitt, CMU, ‘We’re workers when they want us to be, but then we’re graduate students when they don’t want to pay us’
Graduate student workers at Pittsburgh’s largest universities join nationwide push for better and more equitable pay.
March 2, 2023
Pittsburgh universities are ramping up efforts to tackle food insecurity
Food insecurity may impact not only students’ health but also their ability to perform well academically and stay in school.
February 13, 2023
‘We were the guinea pig generation’: How the pandemic shaped current college freshmen
We asked first-year students from around the country one question: What is something they missed out on in high school because of the pandemic, and how did that affect their first semester in college?
February 1, 2023
ChatGPT could turn writing into ‘technical Mad Libs.’ But could it also spark needed change in higher ed?
Several Pittsburgh-area professors are trying to embrace AI in the classroom rather than resist the new wave of technology.
January 30, 2023
What’s driving shifts in higher ed leadership? Social pressures, pandemic exhaustion and declining enrollment
Amid leadership changes at six of 11 local higher education institutions, academia looks to spread its benefits beyond the campus boundaries.
January 23, 2023
Pitt’s handling of Dior Johnson domestic violence case sends mixed messages about survivor support
When the Panthers’ top hoops prospect pleaded guilty to assault and strangulation, Pitt joined the list of universities making controversial calls after athletes err.
January 17, 2023
College students and professors contend with hangover from virtual high school
Years normally spent honing study skills instead melted into endless screen time. Universities and their students have had to adapt.
January 9, 2023
Pittsburgh is reeling from gun violence. This program aims to break the cycle.
A combination of coaching, therapy and help with educational costs is countering the effects of violence with opportunities and unique bonds.
January 2, 2023
CMU students call on campus police to improve transparency, disarm officers
A group of seniors spent months researching campus policing and outlined nine recommendations for improvement in a presentation on Dec. 9.
December 9, 2022