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Editorial | Mayor Peduto must radically support Black Lives Matter

A protester holds a sign during a Civil Saturdays demonstration in response to Mayor Bill Peduto speaking with protesters outside his house.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 23, 2020

It’s time for Mayor Peduto to rise above performative activism and definitively demonstrate that he stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Editorial | Students need guidance, not just consequences

Mask wearing is required on Pitt’s campuses.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 20, 2020

While students certainly have a responsibility to keep each other safe, Pitt administration seems radically unprepared to handle students who are violating health guidelines, and administrators had to know the violations were all but inevitable.

Editorial | The Pitt community deserves to be kept in the loop

Litchfield Towers A, B and C are located on lower campus between Fifth and Forbes avenues and house approximately 1,800 students.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 10, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, no choice feels like a good choice — and no choice will please everyone. We understand that. But members of the Pitt community deserve to be kept in the loop about fall plans, even if the administration isn’t fully sure about what’s happening.

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.

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