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Editorial: Say yes to education, Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 7, 2013

Sending driven high school students to college is a conceptually lauded issue among many demographics. The various methods used to send these bright kids to post-secondary institutions, however, have met with less overarching agreement. Syracuse has proven to be an example Pittsburgh should embody in te...

Editorial: Pitt has the ability to curb gun violence

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

October 2, 2013

This past week, the National Institutes of Health issued a press release calling for new initiatives to begin research on the causes and prevention of firearms violence.The move by the NIH is in response to President Barack Obama’s memorandum in January that called for the agencies of the Departme...

Editorial: Bard’s new admissions choice highlights ambiguity of assessing applicants

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 1, 2013

Every high school student hoping to someday enroll in a college or institution of higher education must enter the somewhat dreadful and life-draining process of taking the SAT or other aptitude tests, filling out numerous supplements and bending over backwards for college application requirements. Bard ...

Editorial: University athletic departments cannot over-distinguish athletes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 30, 2013

The pending sanctions Oklahoma State will soon receive from the NCAA shed light on the continuing separation universities have with their athletic programs.Oklahoma State University’s Orange Pride, an organization dedicated to recruiting football prospects out of high school, is under scrutiny for ...

Editorial: Kenyatta’s Kenya

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 25, 2013

After four days of fighting in the upscale Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared Tuesday that his forces had “ashamed and defeated” the members of al-Qaida-linked militia al-Shabaab, who took hostages in the mall.According to Kenyatta’s ...

Editorial: State governments begin moving on education reform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 24, 2013

Delaware’s state education sector has found a new, effective way to combat income equality with regard to equal opportunities for high school students applying to college.In a new effort to ensure equal opportunity among students on an income-based level, Delaware has promised to supply information an...

Editorial: Pittsburgh parking authority to improve ticket citation procedure

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 23, 2013

Students and motorists who have been recipients of parking citations need not dread the process as much as they have in the past. Starting on Oct. 1, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority will launch a website that will allow alleged miscreants to contest their traffic violations with the Pittsburgh Parking ...

Editorial: Colleges should take aggressive stance on sexual assault

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

September 18, 2013

Occidental College has finally reached a settlement with a group of students and alumni who filed a federal complaint stating that officials from the school’s Eagle Rock, Calif., campus mishandled investigations involving multiple allegations of sexual assault. In April 2013, students and alumni fi...

Editorial: Nation should focus on change through local channels

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 17, 2013

A nauseating feeling permeates the air today as news of Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard reaches the victims’ families, bystanders and the nation. We can once again comment on the tragedy of this event, we can consider the manner by which we should extend our thoughts and condol...

Editorial: Do you want to be the next Bill Gates? Just do it

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

September 11, 2013

When Matt Mullenweg and Sahil Lavingia decided it was the right decision to pursue their startup dreams instead of obtaining a degree, they inspired many others to follow this path to success.Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress, dropped out of the University of Houston in...

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