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Photos: Stop Asian Hate rally in Squirrel Hill

Photos: Stop Asian Hate rally in Squirrel Hill

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Photographer March 28, 2021
The ANSWER Coalition organized a rally Saturday afternoon at the corner of Forbes and Murry avenues in Squirrel Hill to protest anti-Asian violence and racism.
The Bidens at a Heinz Field rally in November 2020.

Biden to travel to Pittsburgh on Wednesday

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2021
President Joe Biden will travel to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to deliver a speech about his economic plans for the country, the White House announced this week.
Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, shelter in place scheduled for end of semester

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, shelter in place scheduled for end of semester

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 42 students and eight employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 71 students currently in isolation. Pitt will institute a University-wide shelter in place on April 16 before in-person commencement.
‘Rally for Solidarity’ calls for unity, stop in anti-Asian violence

‘Rally for Solidarity’ calls for unity, stop in anti-Asian violence

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Onlookers could hear echoes of “2-4-6-8, stop the violence, stop the hate!” as a crowd marched in protest from Flagstaff Hill to Schenley Plaza on a warm Wednesday afternoon.
A multi-year attempt to unionize more than 2,000 graduate students at Pitt appeared to have fallen through earlier this month when the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board upheld graduate students’ April 2019 vote against unionization. But United Steelworkers, the union aiding Pitt graduate students’ and faculty’s unionization efforts, filed an exception to that ruling last Thursday.

Grad union organizers appeal PLRB decision, continue campaigning despite setbacks

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Pitt grad union organizers filed an exception to a March 1 decision by the PLRB that upheld the 2019 vote against unionizing. Organizers argue the University didn’t provide sufficient evidence to show that its coercive conduct did not substantially affect the vote tally.
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases after St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams, the head of the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook Thursday afternoon.

Pitt officials address COVID-19 case spike, mitigation rules

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases following large St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University’s fall plans are dependent on continued availability of the vaccine across the country. 

Pitt administers more than 10k vaccines with community partners

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that the University has reached a vaccine milestone, with more than 10,000 vaccines provided in coordination with the Allegheny County Health Department.
Roughly 300 new apartments may soon come onto the Central Oakland housing market, following approval Tuesday from the City Planning Commission. The commission voted unanimously at its Tuesday meeting to greenlight an apartment building at 3500 Forbes Ave., on the site of the former Marathon gas station.

Oakland apartment building approved after delays

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021
Roughly 300 new apartments may soon come onto the Central Oakland housing market, following approval Tuesday from the City Planning Commission.
Police Blotter: March 18- March 24

Police Blotter: March 18- March 24

By News Editors March 26, 2021
Criminal mischief, underage drinking and more in this week’s police blotter
Photos: Pittsburgh Rally for Solidarity in Schenley Park

Photos: Pittsburgh Rally for Solidarity in Schenley Park

By Clare Sheedy and Thomas Yang March 25, 2021

The East Coast Asian American Student Union and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance hosted the Pittsburgh Rally for Solidarity Wednesday afternoon in Schenley Park. The rally brought together individuals...

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