Sabrina Porter Contributing Editor

Class of 2010


  • Bill proposes cutting costs on contraceptives at colleges

    Safe sex might soon get a lot cheaper at universities nationwide. A bill proposed to the House of Representatives last Thursday would dramatically reduce birth control prices on college campuses.

    The Prevention Through Affordable Access Act was proposed to the House by Rep. Joseph Crowley (D–N.Y.) in an effort to address the increase in the price of birth control that began in January 2007.

    News | November 12, 2007
  • Vendor wanders campus lacking license

    The English department had an unexpected visitor last Monday morning. At 10:30 a.m., a man entered the English office, Baker Hall 260, carrying a box of framed paintings. He carried the box throughout the office, offering to sell staff members the painting of their choice.

    The man was a picture salesman lacking a license, and selling Van Gogh prints with new frames.

    News | November 5, 2007
  • Crime & Incident

    October 26, 2007
    at 11:19 a.m.

    A male student reported that his wallet had been stolen from his unlocked locker in the University Center. The wallet has not been found.

    Fire Alarm
    October 27, 2007
    at 3:59 a.m.

    A fire alarm sounded in the Sigma Nu house on the Quad due to a hookah in the basement. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire cleared the scene.

    News | November 5, 2007
  • Crime and Incident

    Suspicious Substance
    Oct. 19, 2007
    at 11:48 p.m.

    A university staff member reported that the top half of a nitrogen cylinder in the Air Quality Center in Doherty Hall had frosted over and was releasing gas. University Police arrived on the scene, examined the equipment, and found that the cylinder was venting normally through its pressure valve.

    News | October 29, 2007
  • Crime and Incident

    Fire Alarm
    October 6, 2007
    at 1:05 a.m.

    A fire alarm sounded in Newell-Simon Hall. There was a smell of smoke coming from the first floor mechanical room. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire arrived on the scene, and an electrician was called. The scene was cleared.

    News | October 15, 2007

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