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Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition

Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!

President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!

Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!


'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!

PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"

PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"

Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!

Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!

Who cares for the the 2nd victim!

Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."


Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!

SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!

Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!


Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!

Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!

Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!

Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!


The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......

Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column


Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!

Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!

"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'

Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!

Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!

Deja Vu for the Steelers


Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"

Top 14 answers to "Love is....."

My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!

Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'

Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"

Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!

Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!

Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!

Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!


PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem

PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results


Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions




Commencement 2006 christens  college classmates colorfully!

Ramesh C. Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Editors Note: Due to technical difficulties some of the video footage from commencement is unavailable! We apologize for the difficulty. A copy of the commencement DVD is available for a donation to the Pittsburgh Standard: PS Donations

As hundreds of people were attending the 11:00 a.m. church services across the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students were getting ready for graduation at the Gertrude Petersen Events center on April 30, 2006.

Watch Pitt student share her 4 years experience

The University of Pittsburgh 2006 commencement convocation began at 1:00 p.m. with the opening of ceremony given by Irene Hanson Frieze, PhD, the Chief University Marshal President. The processional of the graduates followed as the University of Pittsburgh Symphonic Band played under the direction of director Jack R. Anderson, MEd.

Watch the processional of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) graduates

After all the graduates took their seats, the National Anthem was sung, led by Stephen Andrew Esper, a Pitt medical student.

Watch the colors of graduation and the American flag during the National Anthem

Mark A. Nordenberg, JD, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh gave the greetings and remarks before conferring the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Judith Rodin, PhD, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation and the keynote speaker for commencement.

Watch the graduates listen to Chancellor Nordenberg

 Not only did Rodin’s receive honors from Chancellor Nordenberg but also got a wonderful citation from Ralph J. Cappy, JD, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Board of Trustees before Rodin gave her powerful keynote address.

Watch the graduates listen to Chief Justice Cappy

Watch the graduates listen to Rodin’s speech “Nine ½ minutes”

The keynote address was followed by the presentation of schools in course by the council of deans followed by the awarding of doctoral diplomas by James V. Maher, PhD, the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor of Pitt. PhD’s were awarded to 435 candidates but only those present were hooded.

Later, Chancellor Nordenberg presided over the conferring of degrees to the different schools at Pitt.

Watch the CAS students listen to Chancellor Nordenberg

Watch the School of Engineering students listen to Chancellor Nordenberg

Watch the Law student present listen to Chancellor Nordenberg

Watch the School of Pharmacy students listen to Chancellor Nordenberg

Watch the College of Business Administration students listen to Chancellor Nordenberg

After the conferring of degrees, the student response was given by Lauren A. Cavallaro, BA, the president of Panhellenic Association and Greek Week chair. Chancellor Nordenberg praised Cavallaro for all her work, especially the amount of money raised for cancer by the different fundraising Greek events that were put forth and for being Delta Zeta’s National Greek Women of the Year.

Watch Cavallaro and her sisters of Delta Zeta take 2nd place at Greek Sing 2006 which raised more than $119,000 to fight cancer.

During her speech, Cavallaro encouraged the students to put their degrees to good use and could not get away from the word “broke”. She wanted the students to aspire to whatever they want to become and not let any roadblocks stop them. She was glad to exchange her empty bank account for all Pitt offered her during her four years at Pitt. She told the students the impact Pitt made on her life and wanted the students to go and make an impact in their respective communities. She wanted the students to remember, “You did not choose Pitt but Pitt chose you”.

Commencement 2006 was beginning to come to a close with Keith E. Schaefer, MBA, the 2006 president of the Pitt Alumni Association giving the alumni welcome for all the graduates. It was concluded by the singing of the Alma Mater led by Esper and the fanfare and Recessional by Ployhar performed by the University of Pittsburgh Symphonic Band.

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