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The Office of Community and Governmental Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association welcomed about 65 people virtually on Tuesday to Pitt Day in Harrisburg. At this event, students and other members of the Pitt community advocated for increased funding from the state and spoke directly with state legislators and their aides.

Pitt community advocates for state funding in turbulent budget cycle

By Tanner Vradenburg, For The Pitt News March 29, 2021
The Office of Community and Governmental Relations and the Pitt Alumni Association welcomed about 100 people virtually on Tuesday to Pitt Day in Harrisburg. The Pitt community advocated for increased funding from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed University initiatives at Wednesday afternoon's Senate Council meeting.

Pitt to distribute more than $15 million to students from federal COVID-19 aid

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
Pitt is distributing more than $15 million directly to student financial aid from federal COVID-19 funds, the University announced in a Thursday morning press release.
Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget

Flat tuition, 6% cut in next year’s budget

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 15, 2020
Pitt’s nearly $1 billion education and general budget will contract by around 5.9%, or $51.6 million, next year, following Wednesday morning approval.
Pitt announced Monday that faculty and staff have been offered voluntary retirement programs.

Voluntary retirement program offered to faculty, staff

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2020
Pitt announced Monday that faculty and staff have been offered voluntary retirement programs in an effort to reduce costs for the University during budget uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt’s budget, which reached nearly $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, is composed of three separate, smaller budgets.

Pitt’s budget and endowment, explained

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2020
Pitt’s budget, and the process to craft it, is full of jargon and specialized terminology. This guide attempts to explain how the annual University budget is put together, as well as the different pieces that compose the budget and endowment.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks during the February 2018 Board of Trustees meeting.

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor February 22, 2019
Today is the Pitt Board of Trustees' February meeting. Here's what to look for.
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, talks to the press after the Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: The real consequences of Trump’s fake crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 10, 2019
Trump is both a hypocrite and wrong to blame Democrats for a lack of resolution to the shutdown, and the longer he blames others for a problem created entirely by himself, the more people he puts at risk.
A sign announcing closure of the National Archives due to a partial government shutdown is displayed on Dec. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 8, 2019
Trump needs to put aside his ego long enough to agree to a compromise, or else the consequences of a prolonged government shutdown will be serious for many Americans.
Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh.

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill...

Becky Cunningham casts her ballot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College, Pa., April 26, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s...

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