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Cars parked on a street in Oakland.

Faculty, students complain about decade-long parking waitlist, lack of available spots on campus

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Amid the closing of more University parking every year, permit applicants are waiting over 13 years for a spot.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks IPA policy, sexual assault prevention

By Katie Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2022
Following the sexual assault incident in the Cathedral of Leading in October, Student Government Board President Danielle Floyd said SGB leaders have remained in active conversation about the topic.
State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny.

Q&A: Dan Frankel talks abortion, Pitt’s in-state tuition discount ahead of Tuesday’s midterms

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022
The Pitt News sat down with state Rep. Dan Frankel, who is running to retain his seat in Tuesday’s midterms, to discuss his policy platforms that impact Pitt students and other state races.
The Pitt Faculty Assembly meeting on Wednesday.

Faculty assembly talks faculty union criticisms, IPA policy

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
To Faculty Assembly Vice President Kristin Kanthak, the recent actions of the faculty union are “frustrating and embarrassing”.
Pitt Faculty Union flyers on a campus table.

Solidarity, serenity and slow negotiations: Faculty look back on year since unionization

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2022
The PLRB certified the Pitt faculty union’s landslide election victory one year ago as of Friday. Since then, faculty have changed from advisors in a shared governance system to legal equals in slow and, at times, publicly bitter contract talks with administration. The very existence of negotiations, however strained, gives Melinda Ciccocioppo “a real sense of serenity.”
Pitt faculty protest on the steps of Posvar Hall for a fair contract on Thursday afternoon.

Faculty union protests outside bargaining room, talks job security and fair contracts

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor October 27, 2022
More than 150 faculty members showed up today, with signs and in song, on the steps of Posvar Hall to demand one thing — a fair contract.

VIDEO: Joe Biden touts infrastructure at Pittsburgh visit

October 21, 2022
Biden visited the Fern Hollow Bridge on Thursday, where he touted the strength of infrastructure and unions.
Students gather during a protest against sexual violence in the Cathedral of Learning on Oct. 7.

Interfraternity Council board member speaks out on ‘absurd,’ ‘vile’ statement IFC posted last week on reported sexual assault in the Cathedral of Learning

By Rebecca Johnson, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022
A now-deleted statement from IFC regarding a reported sexual assault contained language such as “I believe that a man’s life is difficult.” An IFC board member called it thinly-veiled “misogyny” and “chauvinism,” and urged the president, Michael Liu, to resign.
Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks sexual assault cases, increased security presence on campus

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer October 13, 2022
Chief of Police James Loftus said Pitt police have yet to identify the perpetrator of the recent sexual assault in the Cathedral of Learning.
A Pitt student speaks at a protest against sexual violence outside of the Cathedral of Learning Friday afternoon.

‘We demand change’: Students protest sexual assault on campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 7, 2022
More than 100 students at a Friday afternoon protest chanted "take back our safety, take back our campus" and carried signs with phrases such as "We demand change, we will not be silenced."
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