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Editorial | A $2,500 lottery is no replacement for a vaccine mandate

Editorial | A $2,500 lottery is no replacement for a vaccine mandate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 23, 2021
As more contagious COVID-19 variants emerge, it will be crucial to have a fully vaccinated student population that will also be willing to receive potential COVID-19 booster shots in the fall.
Editorial | Pitt’s lack of progress, transparency on a Black studies course requirement is unacceptable

Editorial | Pitt’s lack of progress, transparency on a Black studies course requirement is unacceptable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 16, 2021
The stagnation and opaqueness of this process makes it easy to doubt the University’s commitment to the lofty goals they laid out in June.
Mask wearing is required on Pitt’s campuses.

Editorial | Students need guidance, not just consequences

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.
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.

Editorial | Pitt administration’s lack of communication fails faculty, students

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.
At the close of his fourth year as Pitts chancellor, Patrick Gallagher talked with The Pitt News about the major milestones of the year.  (Photo by Christian Snyder)

Gallagher’s senior year: State funding, unions, #MeToo

By Ashwini Sivaganesh April 23, 2018

At this weekend’s graduation, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will send off the first group of seniors he also witnessed start their first days of classes at Pitt four years ago. Like most of the graduating...

SGB President Max Kneis discusses the possibility of improving Pitt’s student union and reminds students to fill out Princeton Review and OMET surveys during Tuesday’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

SGB reflects on meeting with administration

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer December 6, 2017

At Student Government Board’s last public meeting of the semester Tuesday night, SGB President Max Kneis discussed the board’s lunch earlier that day with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Senior Vice...

Provost Patricia Beeson will step down from her position in the fall of 2018. (Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh)

Provost Patricia Beeson to step down, return to faculty

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor November 7, 2017

Provost Patricia Beeson will step down from her position in fall 2018, Pitt announced Tuesday. The University currently has three deans who will also be stepping down at the same time as Beeson, leaving...

Union supporters deliver letters from elected officials supporting the union to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Tuesday. (Photo by Janine Faust / Contributing Editor)

Editorial: On union, University should stay on sidelines

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 14, 2017

The push to unionize grad students at the University, while in the works since the beginning of 2016, has heated up significantly in the past few months. When Pitt graduate students arrived in the common...

Pitt News File Photo

Pitt increases tuition, budget

Pitt trustees voted Monday to increase in-state tuition by 2.5 percent and out-of-state tuition by three percent, along with an increase to the University’s operating budget. In-state students enrolled...

Pitt Law Dean William Carter will step down after the 2017-2018 academic year. (Pitt News File Photo)

Pitt Law dean Carter to step down, leaving Pitt a second dean position to fill

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2017

The dean of Pitt’s law school, William M. Carter Jr., is stepping down to return to teaching full-time, becoming the second Pitt dean ending their tenure next spring. Carter's decision comes soon...

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