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Editorial | Pitt’s required “shelter-in-place” is delusional

Editorial | Pitt’s required “shelter-in-place” is delusional

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 21, 2020

This quarantine plan is full of gaping holes — the most obvious being that the honors system has never been a reliable method for control of any university student body.

Editorial | Fall instruction must be entirely remote

Editorial | Fall instruction must be entirely remote

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 14, 2020

Reopening campuses means that some students and faculty will die. There’s simply no way to justify this fiscally — or educationally.

Editorial | International student guidelines show why ICE must go

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released new guidelines Monday, which said if universities move classes fully online, the agency will move to deport international students.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 7, 2020

These guidelines for international students are nothing more than a way to advance the administration’s current anti-immigrant agenda and kickstart the economy by forcing students back to work.

Editorial | Pitt administration’s lack of communication fails faculty, students

The Pitt News published a story on June 8 about classes starting a week early and moving online after Thanksgiving, before returning students and faculty members had heard of the plan from the administration.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 23, 2020

We’re thrilled that we’ve been of service to faculty and students wondering what Pitt’s plan is for the fall, but really, students and faculty should be getting this information directly from the administration.

Editorial | Universities need public guidelines in addressing hate speech

Protesters march down Fifth Avenue in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning at a protest on Saturday.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 16, 2020

Students are demanding universities take action and either expel the students — in the case of Temple and Penn State — or deny the student admission to the University — in the case of Pitt.

Editorial | Racism as reason: Black journalists aren’t biased

Two of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s prominent black journalists have been barred from covering protests in Pittsburgh following the killing of George Floyd.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 10, 2020

We’re appalled — though unfortunately, not shocked — by the racist behavior of Post-Gazette management.

Editorial | Black Lives Matter: Now is the time to lift up black voices

Protestors hold up a tapestry with a painted image of George Floyd during a protest Downtown.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 2, 2020

It’s our job to elevate voices who understand and are affected by a given issue the most. Right now, that means using our platform to elevate black voices.

Editorial | Unemployment is not flawed, wages are

The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25 an hour.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 26, 2020

But the fact that people are earning more on unemployment than they do on the job shows us not that unemployment benefits are too high, but that wages for American workers are far too low.

Editorial | It’s simple — hazard workers deserve hazard pay

Kroger, a major grocery store chain in the United States, has cut hazard pay for employees.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 19, 2020

A person going to work in a store during a pandemic is working in hazardous conditions. And that’s what hazard pay is for.

Editorial | Pitt reopening task forces in need of better student representation

Pitt has formed three task forces to investigate many different aspects of what life at the University could look like in the fall.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 12, 2020

The task force’s executive committee is missing any representation from the group most impacted by its decisions — students at Pitt.

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