Students

Gabriella Ogude in a black scarf and tan jacket in front of the Washington Monument
Enhanced security and pandemic precautions limited the number of people at the Inauguration Day proceedings, but Gabriella Ogude was able to see history in the making.
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From cannibal worms to fish with clear blood, second-year PhD student April Rich explains unusual topics in biology for intermediate learners.
Ryan Caginalp, in a black jacket, uses a high powered telescope at night
Ryan Caginalp, a 16-year-old student in the University Honors College and Swanson School of Engineering, ramped up his astrophotography hobby during the pandemic. See some of his celestial images.
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Like so many others this year, the student reporters at The Pitt News re-imagined how they do business.
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Madeline Fox, a senior studying literature, classical civilization and philosophy, has been named a Marshall Scholar. The prestigious program supports postgraduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.
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Unlike many groups, Pitt’s Computer Science Club efforts ramped up this year. From global job boards to a wiki for academic and career advice, their 2020 efforts have reached more than a million people worldwide.
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From local to national news outlets, Pitt people have been sought-after sources in stories about the election. Read what they’ve have to say.
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A cohort of 150 students from the Class of 2021 will each receive up to $5,000 in student loan relief upon graduation. The students were introduced at a virtual kickoff celebration last week.
Jonathan Perlman with his Spirit of Homecoming award
The Pitt Alumni Association began a new Homecoming tradition over the weekend. The Spirit of Pitt awards celebrate the University’s values of service, spirit and social justice.
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Pitt senior Cedric Humphrey wanted to know what Joe Biden would say to young Black voters disappointed in the political system. During Thursday night’s ABC News town hall, he had a national stage to pose his question.