Congratulations to the University of Pittsburgh Club Baseball (PCB) team who will be heading to the World Series on May 27! Head coach, Evan Fitzpatrick, a recent Pitt graduate and full-time university employee, has led the team towards a very exciting future. With a record of 31-0, the team has earned their spot as the #1 seed in the North Atlantic Regional Tournament. Keep your eyes on PCB and wish them luck as they head to the World Series next week.
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The University of Pittsburgh Collegiate PanHellenic Association raised more than $33,000 to send a team of seven sorority members and two Pitt faculty members to build a school in a small village called Valle de los Liros in El Cua, Nicaragua. BuildOn, an international nonprofit organization that constructs schools in developing countries, coordinated the May 1-8 trip. Although the village has no running water or electricity, there will be a completed, solar-powered school there in eight weeks. The group from the University of Pittsburgh sparked the first week of construction; digging trenches, painting beams, laying bricks, and shoveling during the mornings. Afternoons were filled with cultural activities such as basket weaving and daily reflections to better understand the community they were aiding.
The villagers have been eagerly awaiting the school’s construction and have played a major role in its development. When told there were no streets to transport materials to the village, the community worked together to dig their own road for this project. Additionally, the villagers played an active role in the construction of the building. Upon completion, an equal amount of males and females will be sent to the school based on a “covenant” the community signed.
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UPDATE: Water service in South Oakland has been restored and South Bouquet Street has reopened.
UPDATE: South Bouquet Street between Joncair and Bates Streets is closed to all traffic until water line repairs are complete.
UPDATE: Water has been restored to Bouquet Gardens; shuttles will continue for affected students until further notice.
Update: Bottled water will be available to students at Bouquet Gardens, building J. Shuttles, starting at the corner of Sennott and S. Bouquet, and will run to Bellefield Hall for students needing to shower. No academic buildings are affected by the break. Students needing further assistance should contact Panther Central.
A water main break on S. Bouquet St. has affected some student dwellings in the area. Students are advised that they can use restroom facilities at Posvar Hall, Hillman Library, and the Towers Lobby. Showers are available at Trees Hall, The Pete, and Bellefield Hall. More information to come as it is made available.