The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Editorial: High-achievers should get rewarded, low-achievers should get supported

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 15, 2014

In October, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released an evaluation of every school district in the state, a report that has for the first time included a score that compared school districts with...

A lesson for Teach For America

By Simon Brown / Columnist January 14, 2014

On the first Monday after finals week, the Pitt population experienced its first official day of winter break, and the first unofficial day of “application season,” when students frantically prepare...

Editorial: Rudiak, Peduto to bridge divide between public and government

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 14, 2014

The division between the citizens of Pittsburgh and the municipal government of Pittsburgh has become less noticeable as of yesterday. Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak introduced a new piece...

Bridgegate: Political media spews news against Christie, protects Obama

By Matt Barnes / Columnist January 13, 2014

Saddened. Humiliated. Heartbroken. These descriptions would not usually describe an overwhelmingly re-elected governor, potential presidential nominee and immensely popular politician. Yet, on the morning...

Editorial: Brain Institute to attract researchers, medical advancement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 13, 2014

Yesterday, Pitt officially announced the creation of a new sector of the University: The Brain Institute.The announcement came at an opportune time, given President Obama’s recent initiation of the BRAIN...

Editorial: Zero-tolerance not a policy to pursue in schools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 8, 2014

Schools across the country have adopted and abided by “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that grant students who commit anything from acts of bullying and insubordination to minor infractions of...

National health care advocates quantity, undermines quality

By Nick Voutsinos / Columnist January 7, 2014

When Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law July 30, 1965, skepticism was immediately omnipresent among the American public. Simply put, the bill was just too complicated for many people to comprehend.As...

Editorial: Marijuana legislation needs research, substance

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 7, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has reignited the marijuana policy flame in the Empire State with a recent move to loosen the restrictions New York has on the drug. He is expected to endorse policies that...

Tread carefully: Peduto’s progressive rhetoric optimistic, empty

By Matt Barnes / Columnist January 6, 2014

District 8 Councilman Bill Peduto is Pittsburgh’s mayor, and as profoundly stated on the night of his victory, we have ended “the era of Renaissance.”Instead, Peduto aims to change Pittsburgh through...

Editorial: Future success needs to be focus of reforming unemployment system

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 6, 2014

Over winter break, while many enjoyed holiday festivities with family members and an egregious consumption of Netflix, Congress left many struggling to determine their financial stability in 2014. Last...

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