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Editorial: Don’t eliminate mental health counseling at colleges

Editorial: Don’t eliminate mental health counseling at colleges

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 16, 2019

Harrisburg Area Community College's decision is problematic and risky, and it’s the opposite of what colleges should be doing with mental health services.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 15, 2019

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

Where the state government has failed to solve the problem of inequity in education funding, this lawsuit could be a step towards a solution.

Opinion | American education system should distance itself from grades

Opinion | American education system should distance itself from grades

By Kelly Loftus, Staff Columnist

March 3, 2019

I believe in educative structure. I believe in academic integrity. But I also believe that somewhere, we went wrong. We, as a society, need to reevaluate our current system of grading in order to institute something more just and constructive

Arming teachers takes a step in the wrong direction

Arming teachers takes a step in the wrong direction

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist

March 14, 2018

Teachers have a long list of supplies they absolutely need for their classrooms: poster boards, markers, textbooks, pencils and now — if President Donald Trump has his way — guns. With recent debates over the best way to approach mass shootings, some Americans believe the best way to protect against...

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

By Shahum Ajmal and Abigail Tesfay | Pitt News Staff

February 14, 2018

The average human being can only be so comfortable with openly discussing how to insert an internal condom, which is why organizations like the Rainbow Alliance come prepared with a prosthetic vagina. “You have to overcome that hurdle of talking about it at all in order to talk about safe sex prac...

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

December 7, 2017

The Republican Party has once again proven itself to be an enemy of science and higher education — this time in the form of its new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a vote of 51-49 during the early hours of Dec. 1, the Senate passed the GOP’s latest plan — a draft riddled with last-minute revisions scribbled in its margins — just ho...

Student immerses in African cultures

Student immerses in African cultures

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Speaking about his travels to Africa, Derric Heck described his experiences researching African cultures as “amazing.” “It was not only informative for me, it was transformative,” Heck said. About 20 students gathered in Posvar Hall Thursday afternoon to attend a discussion Heck led, titled ...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 1, 2017

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

Editorial: PA Republicans’ education bill offers little choice

Editorial: PA Republicans’ education bill offers little choice

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 23, 2017

The first full school year under new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is well underway and, in a bill passed last week, Pennsylvania’s state legislators are mirroring the federal administration’s school policy. House Bill 178 is this year’s iteration of the state’s annual list of propose...

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