The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia  on Sept. 1.

Opinion | As Democrats continue to fail on policy, Biden’s harsh rhetoric is necessary

By Paul Beer, For The Pitt News September 23, 2022
President Biden’s new anti-MAGA rhetoric is a smart campaign strategy for the next election.
Student Government Board to elect new board member this month

Student Government Board to elect new board member this month

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
Following Celeste Lintz’s resignation from Student Government Board, applications for the board member vacancy are due this Thursday. According to SGB elections committee chair Ciara Markoski, SGB will hold public interviews of the candidates and private deliberations.
Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano and his wife Rebbeca Mastriano at a rally Friday evening.

Photos: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis endorses Doug Mastriano

By Pamela Smith, Visual Editor August 19, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed Republican Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor at the Downtown Wyndham on Friday.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting on Zoom.

SGB slates, candidates announced at Tuesday meeting

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer January 26, 2022

With the start of campaigning for Student Government Board elections only a few weeks away, Marcus Edelstein, who chairs the board’s elections committee, announced the final list of candidates at the...

Jacob Santiago, left, a first-year media and professional communications major, and Trinity Johnson, a first-year biology major on the pre-med track in the courtyard of the William Pitt Union.

Students react to Gainey’s election as first Black mayor of Pittsburgh

By Alaina Goldberg, For The Pitt News November 12, 2021
Students shared their reactions to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 2 municipal election, which included Pittsburghers choosing Ed Gainey as the City’s first Black mayor.
The Office of Congressman Mike Doyle on East Carson Street in South Side on June 24, 2019. Steve Irwin, Pittsburgh lawyer, recently announced he will run to replace Doyle’s seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district.

Squirrel Hill attorney Steve Irwin announces run for U.S. House

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 8, 2021
Squirrel Hill attorney Steve Irwin announced on Thursday that he is joining the race to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. The seat currently belongs to U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, who announced on Oct. 18 that he will not run for reelection.
The Nov. 2 general election takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will decide several municipal appointments.

Your guide to the Nov. 2 municipal election

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 27, 2021
Pittsburgh voters will be able to decide several municipal appointments — including the new mayor — when polls open for the Nov. 2 general election.
Voting in Pitt’s faculty unionization election closed Tuesday evening. Eligible professors and researchers from all five Pitt campuses cast their vote on whether to unionize or not.

Faculty union organizers ‘optimistic’ as election draws to a close

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
More than five years after Pitt faculty began a union-organizing campaign, they will start to find out next week whether they succeeded in bringing a union to campus.
Op-Ed | Why I Oppose Unionization: An Open Letter to My Colleagues

Op-Ed | Why I Oppose Unionization: An Open Letter to My Colleagues

I agree that faculty should have significant say in the conditions of their workplace. Our system of shared governance already provides this.
Op-Ed | A faculty union means a better University for Pitt students

Op-Ed | A faculty union means a better University for Pitt students

My colleagues and I want nothing more than to collaborate with the administration to address problems like these and make Pitt a stronger institution. With our union, we’ll be able to have those discussions as equals.
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