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9,665 students signed the petition urging Pitt to cancel classes on Jan. 30 due to extreme cold.

Opinion | Online petitions: not always a useful form of activism

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist February 7, 2019
While a snow day seems a welcomed result of these petitions, making decisions based on a few thousand online signatures has much larger implications — students overestimate their influence and go above those with authority.
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