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911 operators call on each other for support

According to Don Sand, division chief of 911 operations at the Allegheny County Police Department, 911 operator shifts can last anywhere from eight to 16 hours, and operators can receive up to 4,200 calls per day.

By Azmeer Omar, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2020

There is a strict procedure 911 operators have to follow for each call, from providing instructions for emergency medical intervention to dispatching local emergency service personnel. But while operators remain calm on the line, the trauma they negotiate in each call can translate to psychological stress away from the job.

Passing the memory of 9/11 to a new generation

Most current students don’t have clear memories of 9/11.

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Pitt's class of 2023 is likely the last class to have most students born before the 9/11 terror attacks.

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walking from her new office in the Longworth House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol, a few hours before being sworn in as a member of Congress.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

It is natural to disagree with politicians, but no matter how opposed one is to their values, inciting violence against them through misinformation — as Trump did with his video — is never OK.

Editorial: Trump disappoints as consoler-in-chief

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Air Force One before departing from Joint Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The president and first lady were headed to the Flight 93 September 11 Memorial Service in Shanksville. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 12, 2018

The 17th anniversary of 9/11 required a certain decorum and level of sobriety that were conspicuously absent in President Trump’s behavior outside of a prepared speech.

A walk to remember: Zemeckis baths tightrope stunt in beauty

Bing Images

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

If you didn’t see enough  of Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers in 2008’s documentary “Man on Wire,” Petit gets the grand-scale cinematic treatment  he deserves in “The Walk.” For someone who spends so much effort on his visual creation with only middling...

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