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Editorial: Pitt’s new dining contract shows the importance of listening to students

Editorial: Pitt’s new dining contract shows the importance of listening to students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2020

Pitt deserves praise for this choice, having listened to student input and taking what was said seriously. The University should continue to do so.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Divestment is nonnegotiable

Opinion | Counterpoint: Divestment is nonnegotiable

By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 3, 2020

It is absolutely necessary and urgent that Pitt takes serious, meaningful action toward divestment in order to combat climate change and continue to strive for a sustainable future.

Opinion | Point: Dear Pitt, continue investing in fossil fuels

Opinion | Point: Dear Pitt, continue investing in fossil fuels

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

March 3, 2020

However, there are a number of other reasons why fossil fuel divestment should not be adopted by the University.

Editorial: Pitt, don’t stall on divestment, just vote

Editorial: Pitt, don’t stall on divestment, just vote

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 1, 2020

The findings would then be sent to the board. Gallagher and Board chairperson Eva Tansky Blum must not choose the route of forming an advisory committee, which seems like a waste of time considering the existing amount of evidence that divestment has worked for other universities.

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

Context: February Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 28, 2020

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 2020 in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to provide an update on University affairs to the community.

Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

Fossil Free kicks off Cathedral sit-in demanding vote on divestment

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

February 21, 2020

Midterm season is approaching, meaning plenty of students will be staying overnight in campus buildings to get extra studying in. Some have decided to rally for divestment while they’re at.  The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition began occupying space in the Cathedral of Learning’s lobby Friday at noon ...

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

Senate Council discusses sexual assault report, fossil fuel divestment

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Following the Tuesday release of a report detailing sexual assault and misconduct at Pitt, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher had strong words for Pitt’s campus culture.

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

SGB approves fossil fuel divestment resolution

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Last night’s Student Government Board meeting tied up many loose ends from prior meetings.

Fossil Free Pitt presses for divestment by April

Fossil Free Pitt presses for divestment by April

By Elise Lavallee and Emily Wolfe

October 1, 2019

About 10 students from the group drove to Johnstown for Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, where they interrupted Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s report to demand the board vote on divesting from fossil fuels at its meeting on Feb. 28, 2020.

Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies

Pitt to develop socially responsible investing strategies

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

August 28, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced Tuesday the University will begin developing socially responsible investing strategies for Pitt’s endowment.

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