Or read the website Pittsburgh Unfiltered
It seems one of the icons and landmarks of Pittsburgh and especially the Pitt Campus has shut its doors.
The Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland was empty on Saturday afternoon and word spread quickly around social media, including a message from Pitt Football coach Pat Narduzzi.https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/04/18/the-o-shuts-down/
It’s crazy to even think of it, I’m so glad I was able to briefly visit this legendary place on my list visit to Pittsburgh in 2016.
The Corona crisis and the lockdown probably hurt the shop badly and the owner had donated 35,000 lbs of potatoes to the good cause “Light of Life” earlier.
January is National Mentoring Month, and to celebrate, Pitt Commons is looking for a few good mentors!
As usual, Pitt (and the Alumni Association) seem to be ignoring anything beyond their national borders, but that’s okay. It’s normal and expected. 😉 We’re here – the Pitt alumni – and we know they don’t mean no harm… 🙂
Anyway… Perhaps you were looking for an opportunity to give something back to current Pitt students and are open for a few mentoring sessions with them. Given your unique experience creates a whole new mentoring-level that national Pitt alums are not aware off and I think could make international alumni even better mentors than native alum who’ve never experienced living aboard for a longer period of time. (This is all in good fun and no pun intended; no offense guys!)
If you’ve always wanted to share your knowledge and make an impact in a student’s life, the opportunity is here all month long on Pitt Commons. We’ll be matching students and alumni in Flash Mentoring pairs for a quick chat.Pitt Commons
If you are ready to become part of a potentially transformative experience for a Pitt student, please follow these simple steps:
- Sign up for Pitt Commons
- Make sure your Pitt Commons profile is updated/accurate.
- Join the “Mentoring Month – January 2020” group.
- Think about what you’d like to discuss/share with your assigned mentee.
- Keep an eye out for your confirmation email, which will serve as an introduction to your mentee.
- Speak with your mentee via Pitt Commons messaging or video chat for 15-20 minutes.
- Feel good about your positive effect on the Pitt community!
Questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
In a week there will be 11 confirmed Pitt alumni gathering in the Streetfood Club in Utrecht center for a get-together with some drinks and bites.
Come join us and catch up with Pittsburgh “affairs”, share your Pitt experience, get to know fellow Pitt Panthers in the country and enjoy the fabulous food and ambiance of the award-winning Streetfood Club.
Please RSVP using the comments and sign up for our mailing list, right here on the site. That way you’ll be alerted of future events and other news about the University of Pittsburgh in a European context.
We plan on holding these events once per quarter, i.e. every 3 months.