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Pitt grad students and faculty speak out against fascism in India

Pitt grad students and faculty speak out against fascism in India

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2020

Tanvir, Mukherjee and other fellow graduate students and faculty concerned about the political climate in India began to discuss the possibility of organizing a movement in Pittsburgh.

Port Authority to host community discussions across county

Port Authority to host community discussions across county

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Assistant News Editor

January 15, 2020

The Port Authority of Allegheny County announced that it would host “Public Transit: A Community Discussion,” a series of public meetings to talk about upcoming projects inside of the communities the new programs will affect.

Pittsburgh climate change activists plan for the future

Pittsburgh climate change activists plan for the future

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Leandra Mira organized the local branch of September's Global Climate Strike, which an estimated 1,000 people attended, making it the largest climate rally ever held in Pittsburgh. Now, another large-scale protest is being planned for Earth Day.

Democratic presidential candidates discuss tuition, unions at Public Education Forum

Democratic presidential candidates discuss tuition, unions at Public Education Forum

By Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque, The Pitt News Staff

December 14, 2019

The candidates did not share the stage, instead receiving about 20 minutes each to answer questions about issues relating to public education.

Students, activists rally again Downtown for climate action

Students, activists rally again Downtown for climate action

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

December 7, 2019

The group of about 100 included high schoolers, politicians and organizers with established activist groups like Socialist Alternative Pittsburgh.

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Jessica Benham, a Pitt graduate student, aims to unseat District 36 rep Harry Readshaw III.

Elevate Meal Plan offers new meal plan with local restaurants

Elevate Meal Plan offers new meal plan with local restaurants

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

A new company, Elevate Meal Plan, is coming to Pitt to provide a different kind of meal plan for students.

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

After years as a medical researcher at UPMC, Bobby Wilson is putting his Pitt political science degree to another use. Wilson, who won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1, said he wants to change the way politics are done on the North Side.

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

Grad student Heather Tomko fights for accessibility in Pittsburgh

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

For grad student Heather Tomko, the fight for accessibility comes down to daily tasks, such as getting coffee, that can be impossible for some with disabilities.

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

Halal Pitt food cart opens again after reinspection

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

November 18, 2019

An Allegheny County Health Department inspector cleared the halal food cart to reopen one day after it was ordered to close.

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