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Editorial | International student guidelines show why ICE must go

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released new guidelines Monday, which said if universities move classes fully online, the agency will move to deport international students.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 7, 2020

These guidelines for international students are nothing more than a way to advance the administration’s current anti-immigrant agenda and kickstart the economy by forcing students back to work.

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member

June 23, 2020

Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.

Opinion | We still have to fight the climate change fight

Opinion | We still have to fight the climate change fight

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

May 26, 2020

In a matter of months, industry will likely be operational again.

Op-ed | Pitt can and should use its endowment to get us through this crisis

At last count, Pitt’s quasi-endowment was $2.6 billion and could be used to cover potential budget cuts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Tyler Bickford, Associate professor of English

May 26, 2020

Not to mince words: it is wrong that the Chancellor, who received a $669,738 base salary this year, would use sympathetic students as an excuse not to protect the jobs of the faculty and staff who support those students, often for wages less than one-twentieth of his.

Opinion | We shouldn’t be afraid to “politicize” coronavirus

Opinion | We shouldn’t be afraid to “politicize” coronavirus

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

May 12, 2020

We shouldn’t politicize the virus — but we should politicize our response to government inaction.

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

Pop open a bottle of champagne while Gallagher is giving his speech and get drunk with your parents.

Op-ed: A student renter’s case for a rent freeze

By Jason Ficorilli, Senior at Pitt

April 6, 2020

Now that the coronavirus pandemic has left so many without a job, landlords cannot simply return to business as usual.

Poetry | Quarantining

Poetry | Quarantining

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

April 2, 2020

A poem in the time of COVID-19 by columnist Mackenzie Oster.

Satire | COVID-19 bros to avoid

Satire | COVID-19 bros to avoid

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

April 2, 2020

If you’re searching for love during the COVID-19 pandemic (safely on apps, hopefully) here are some bros to avoid like, well, the plague. 

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