The Pitt News

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

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

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.

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
bio petition