The Globe News Brief

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor

Ed Gainey elected as Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor
After defeating incumbent mayor Bill Peduto in May’s primary election, Democrat Ed Gainey defeated Republican Tony Moreno to become the city’s first Black mayor. Gainey declared victory after more than doubling Moreno’s vote count with two thirds of precincts having reported. (KDKA)

Infrastructure bill passes House
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill 228-206. The bill dedicates $1 trillion to infrastructure, including transportation, broadband and utilities. President Joe Biden, who supported the bill, is expected to sign it soon. (CNBC)

Point Park issues American Rescue Plan funding to students
The university contacted students to inform them that they would receive financial awards approved by the federal government, based on “enrollment status and need level.” Processing of the awards began November 8 and will be issued through either direct deposit or mailed check. (Financial Aid Office)

‘Astroworld’ crowd rush kills 8
A stampede within the audience of Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert caused eight deaths and over 300 injured. The crowd of 50,000 rushed the stage during the concert, causing the catastrophe. Scott faces backlash for continuing his performance and failing to address crowd safety. (CNN)

Pirates’ catcher wins Golden Glove award
Catcher Jacob Stallings became the first Pirate to win a Golden Glove since 2018, and the team’s third catcher to ever win the award. The award is determined by manager and coach votes alongside a defensive index created by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

School of Communication to hold virtual career fair
The School of Communication has invited students to register for an upcoming internship, co-op and career fair on November 11. The fair is free for students and alumni who can register for specific sessions in advance. Current students can earn 15 points for Careers on Point by attending.

Greenbay Packers’ quarterback faces backlash over vaccination status
Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Greenbay Packers, missed the team’s game against Kansas City on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. Rodgers admitted that he was not vaccinated in an attempt to “set the record straight” after being “in the crosshairs of the woke mob.” Rodgers said he has consulted controversial podcast host Joe Rogan and took ivermectin as part of treatment. (CNN)