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

La’Tasha Mayes, a Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, speaks at an event in Alumni Hall on Friday.

‘We must be fearless’: Pennsylvania Rep. La’Tasha Mayes denounces Pitt for hosting ‘transphobic’ speakers

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer March 27, 2023
La’Tasha Mayes, a Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, discussed student activism and “anti-trans” events on Friday in honor of the 50th anniversary of both Pitt’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Department and Rainbow Alliance.
Cabot Phillips speaking at the 2016 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Conservative commentator Cabot Phillips criticizes ‘liberal privilege’ on college campuses at Turning Point event

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2023
Right-wing commentator Cabot Phillips spoke with conservative students at Pitt Friday evening, saying “there is nothing that gives you privilege about being a white male at a college campus.” About 25 people attended the event hosted by Pitt’s Turning Point USA chapter.
Senate Council at its monthly meeting on Wednesday in Posvar Hall.

Senate Council discusses pause on University vaccination requirements, passes drone policy

By Madison Dean, Staff Writer February 23, 2023
Senate Council held its monthly meeting on Wednesday afternoon where members discussed the University’s success with Black History Month events, University vaccinations and immunizations and a newly passed drone policy.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

Gallagher reflects on time as chancellor, changing world of higher education

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor February 6, 2023
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News about his accomplishments as chancellor, how his job has changed since 2014 and sexual assault prevention at Pitt moving forward.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks shared governance issues, renegotiations of ELI closure

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer January 27, 2023
Senate Council discussed the English Language Institute, shared governance, reproductive health resources and more at its monthly meeting on Thursday.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordys Place Tuesday night.

SGB candidates discuss sexual assault, mental health at public interviews

By James Paul, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
SGB held public interviews Tuesday evening in Nordy’s Place to fill a vacant board member position. After another round of interviews next week, the newly appointed candidate will serve as the liaison to academic affairs.
People attend an Asian Pacific Islander panel in the William Pitt Union on Tuesday night.

Asian Student Alliance, Pitt admin discuss English Language Institute closure, sixth floor renovations at town hall

By Madison Dean, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
Students and staff vocalized the need for an expansion of the OIB, faculty and certificate issues within the Asian Studies Center and greater resources for international students at a town hall on Asian and Pacific Islander students’ issues Tuesday night.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

10 Pitt leaders salaries raised by 4.25%

By Colm Slevin, Assistant News Editor January 23, 2023
Ten Pitt leaders will receive a 4.25% salary increase this year.
Bikers ride on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

Pitt Sustainability Challenge invites students, staff to advance carbon neutrality on campus

By Madison Dean, Staff Writer January 20, 2023
The Pitt Sustainability Challenge is now reaching out to Pitt students, faculty and staff to share “impactful and durable” project ideas to achieve carbon neutrality on campus.
Students write notes of support during a protest against sexual violence outside the Cathedral of Learning in October.

‘We need the support of the community’: Greek life leaders work to prevent sexual misconduct after former IFC president resigns

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2022
After the former IFC president resigned in October following a controversial statement about a sexual assault on campus, leaders in Greek life and Pitt staff are contemplating the best methods for discussing sexual misconduct within their organizations.
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