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Op-ed: A student renter’s case for a rent freeze

By Jason Ficorilli, Senior at Pitt

April 6, 2020

Now that the coronavirus pandemic has left so many without a job, landlords cannot simply return to business as usual.

Op-ed: If Pitt wants to be carbon-neutral by 2037, it must invest in land

Op-ed: If Pitt wants to be carbon-neutral by 2037, it must invest in land

By Austin Jepsky, graduate student in sustainable engineering

March 5, 2020

At the winter Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 28, Pitt made a historic commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2037. Now comes the hard part of actually figuring out how to implement this goal.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Celebrate the Pitt Day of Giving

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Celebrate the Pitt Day of Giving

By Pat Healy, Ph.D student in Information Science

February 25, 2020

I have personally made hundreds of dollars in donations in past Pitt Days of Giving. I have run social media campaigns around getting people to donate to the Pitt Day of Giving as an officer in the Pitt Men’s Glee Club. I was the source on a Pitt News story that alleged unfair practices by the Glee ...

Op-ed: Choose to reuse: How Pitt is wasting our money

By Clara Grantier

April 8, 2019

These savings could contribute to lower tuition, sufficient student health and counseling resources, better Wi-Fi connection, practice space for our teams and clubs and so on.

Letter to the Editor | Re: ‘Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic’

February 13, 2019

The op-ed piece published Tuesday is dangerous because though its writers claim it does, it has not opened a dialogue.

Op-ed: SGB inaction fails economic and environmental justice

Op-ed: SGB inaction fails economic and environmental justice

By Young Sarah Grguras

February 11, 2019

Student organizations have repeatedly approached SGB to support divestment efforts and higher wages. Despite actions by Pitt, SGB has opted not to do so.

Op-ed: University must follow through with divestment

Op-ed: University must follow through with divestment

By Hannah Bailey

November 16, 2018

While the creation of a Socially Responsible Investing Committee and its holding of a public forum does show a step in the right direction, whether the University follows through in actually reassessing the ethics of its investments remains to be seen.

Op-ed: Former SGB Presidents voice support for Sodexo, Abdou Cole

November 5, 2018

Abdou Cole is more than the food service manager to most students. He is a mentor, big brother, uncle and life coach. We are grateful for his encouragement and advice during our time with him on campus.

#CallItWhatItIs: An open letter from Jewish university students in Pittsburgh

November 5, 2018

The Pittsburgh and Jewish communities are hurting. But we are strong. In Pittsburgh, in Squirrel Hill, and in Judaism, we honor resilience and connection — we are the City of Bridges after all.

Op-ed: ’87 alumnus, former TPN editor says Pitt football is here to stay

Op-ed: ’87 alumnus, former TPN editor says Pitt football is here to stay

By James S. Urban

September 11, 2018

In a rebuttal to former TPN editor and New York Times writer Murray Chass' op-ed, Pitt alumnus and former TPN editor says Pitt football is just a small, but important, part of the school's success.

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