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Editorial | Students need guidance, not just consequences

Mask wearing is required on Pitt’s campuses.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 class, Gallagher’s fourth year was a busy one. The Pitt News talked with the chancellor l...

SGB reflects on meeting with administration

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)

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 Chancellor and Provost Patricia Beeson and Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and the Secretary of...

Provost Patricia Beeson to step down, return to faculty

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

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 a multitude of leadership positions to fill by the start of the next academic year. Beeson wi...

Editorial: On union, University should stay on sidelines

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

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 room of the Cathedral of Learning on Tuesday to deliver a list of demands, the police presence seemed ...

Pitt increases tuition, budget

Pitt News File Photo

By Caroline Bourque | The Pitt News Staff

July 17, 2017

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 in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will see their tuition increase by $442, while ou...

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

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

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 after engineering dean Gerald Holder announced in May he will step down and return to the faculty. Carter and Holder will leave their positions ...

Grad students continue push for union

The Pitt administration is against the formation of a grad student union, an effort United Steelworkers is involved in. (Photo via Flickr Commons)

By Janine Faust | Senior Staff Writer

June 21, 2017

Some Pitt graduate students have been buckling down these past six months on something other than master and doctoral degrees. The Graduate Student Organizing Committee — a group that advocates for the formation of a graduate student union on Pitt’s campus — has been garnering support for un...

Editorial: Pitt’s public funding should result in public accountability

(Photo by John Hamilton/Editor-in-Chief)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 14, 2017

“Tell your elected officials: With Pitt, PA Wins.” So begins the University’s recent plea for students to lobby on its behalf for state funding. And while the statement is true — many of the state’s greatest achievements have come from Pitt, such as the recent development of a new HIV detector or t...

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