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

Pitt’s COVID-19 community risk shifts to high, requires masks indoors on multiple campuses

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 27, 2022
Pitt officials said Friday that the CDC has moved COVID-19 Community Levels to high in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Crawford Counties.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Over 120 organizations send letters in support of Pitt in-state tuition discounts

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 25, 2022
Over 120 organizations have sent letters to Pennsylvania lawmakers in support of in-state tuition discounts for Pennsylvania students.
The last Senate Council meeting of the year on Thursday.

Senate Council recaps academic year, SGB discusses plans for fall

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor May 24, 2022
Chancellor Gallagher opened Thursday’s Senate Council meeting by thanking council members advocating for Pitt’s state funding.

Pitt’s COVID-19 community risk shifts from low to medium

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2022
Pitt officials said Friday that Allegheny County’s COVID-19 Community Level has shifted from low to medium risk due the current increased impact on the health care system.
Pitt Faculty Union flyers on campus table.

Pitt faculty union, administration dispute bargaining unit size

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer May 24, 2022
Nearly two months into contract negotiations between faculty union representatives and University officials, the union claims that Pitt seeks to unlawfully disqualify 600 members while failing to substantively engage in the bargaining process.
Kathy Stouffer holds an I Voted sticker after voting in the Pennsylvania primary election at the Michaux Manor Living Center in Fayetteville on Tuesday.

PA primary election results

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 19, 2022
Pennsylvania citizens voted on Tuesday to determine the candidates who will run in the general election this fall. The upcoming midterm election is vital, as Pennsylvania’s elections in the fall may determine which political party wins control of the U.S. Senate.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

Amos Hall Starbucks workers reflect on the union victory

By Punya Bhasin, Contributing Editor May 18, 2022
Sam Knapp, a shift supervisor and member of the Amos Hall Starbucks organizing committee, said the victory felt like a step towards a better work life for him and his fellow workers. 
The planning commission’s public hearing on Tuesday.

City Planning Commission requests four-week continuance for Oakland Plan at public hearing

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
At the recent City Planning Commission meeting, Department of City Planning deputy director Andrew Dash discussed some of the challenges that came with building a plan to satisfy everyone in the Oakland neighborhood, including the many diverse groups of people who live and work there.
The Garage Door Saloon on Atwood Street.

Garage Door Saloon civil cases ongoing, City withdraws violations

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
According to a Garage Door Saloon spokesperson, the civil case against Neal Scoratow, the building’s landlord, is still undergoing depositions, while the landlord’s civil case against the bar owner was dropped.
Last Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly talks community engaged scholarship, new budget model

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer May 17, 2022
Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear and Vice President Kris Kanthak discussed two documents intended to help Pitt become more equitable and uplift marginalized communities at last week’s meeting. Kanthak said the provost’s recommendations in the documents “give credit” to those who haven’t received it before.
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