The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Unpaid internships will never be fair

Opinion | Unpaid internships will never be fair

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist May 24, 2024
My internship ended up taking over my semester at some point. I expected that would happen and could manage it, but without the financial support I receive from my family, I don’t see how that would have been possible.
Starbucks workers strike during Red Cup Day on Forbes Avenue on Nov. 16.

Forbes and Atwood Starbucks workers unanimously vote to unionize

By Bella Markovitz, Senior Staff Writer May 22, 2024
Baristas at the Forbes and Atwood Starbucks voted 10-0 to unionize last Wednesday, making it the 15th unionized Starbucks location in Pittsburgh.
The halls outside the School of Education on the fifth floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

Pitt’s School of Education names Eboni Zamani-Gallaher as dean

By Emma Hannan, Staff Writer May 22, 2024
Pitt’s new Dean of the School of Education Eboni Zamani-Gallaher is hoping to offer new programs of study for undergraduates, increase enrollment in their masters program, create more hybrid and online programs and continue engagement for K-12 and community college educators.
Protestors hold signs in support of faculty unionization during a rally outside the chancellors office on Tuesday afternoon.

Pitt Faculty Union votes to ratify first labor contract with university

By Abby Lipold, News Editor May 16, 2024
After more than two years of negotiations with the University and nearly a decade of organizing, the Pitt Faculty Union has ratified a contract that will significantly increase pay for part-time and visiting faculty. 
Op-Ed | An open letter to my signatory colleagues and to the silent ones

Op-Ed | An open letter to my signatory colleagues and to the silent ones

By Diego Holstein, Professor of History May 4, 2024

In an open letter to the Chancellor published on Apr. 25, a group of 49 educators claimed that Pitt students’ dedication to human rights and justice displayed in the Palestine Solidarity Encampment should...

Pro-Palestinian protesters gather on Pitt’s campus, demand action from University

Pro-Palestinian protesters gather on Pitt’s campus, demand action from University

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer April 29, 2024
Hundreds of student protesters and community activists gathered in front of the Cathedral of Learning throughout Sunday evening for a march and subsequent rally in support of Palestine and demanding that Pitt divest from any funds supporting Israel. 
Pro-Palestine students set up a liberated zone in Schenley Plaza on Tuesday.

Students hold sit-in protest in support of Palestinians, call on Pitt to divest

By Jordan Kooper, Staff Writer April 23, 2024
A coalition of student groups are staging a sit-in protest in front of the Cathedral of Learning today through Friday to support the liberation of Palestine and call for Pitt to divest from Israeli institutions. The protesters encamped on a grassy area near Bigelow Boulevard, before moving to Schenley Plaza, where they have spread banners and pro-Palestinian literature.
President Joe Biden speaks at the United Steelworkers headquarters in downtown on Wednesday afternoon.

Biden talks new economic plans, makes case against Trump in visit to Pittsburgh

By Brian Sherry, Contributing Editor April 18, 2024

Pennsylvania took center stage in the rapidly approaching 2024 presidential election this week. Both candidates visited Pennsylvania in the past few days, and the polls show the race in the swing state...

Fresh Perspective | Dear Julia

Fresh Perspective | Dear Julia

By Julia Smeltzer, Digital Manager April 18, 2024
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, digital manager Julia Smeltzer writes a letter to her first-year self.
Products on sale at Forbes Street Market.

Oakland as a ‘food swamp’: Students talk food accessibility and prices at Forbes Street Market

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor April 18, 2024
Students and campus representatives talk food accessibility and prices at Forbes Street Market.
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