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Pitt, Chatham and Carnegie Mellon students walk down the street with a banner that reads “Divest Now” during Saturday’s “College Climate March.”

Students at Pitt, neighboring universities demand fossil fuel divestment at climate march

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, Divest CMU and Green Team Chatham organized a “College Climate March” on Saturday, marching through each university’s campus. About 50 attendees carried signs that read “divest now,” “people over profit” and “keep it in the ground.”
Pitt is again delaying the release of its climate action plan, frustrating students who want the University to take a stronger stance against climate change.

‘Too little, too late’: Students worry as Pitt climate action plan delayed again

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Pitt is again delaying the release of its climate action plan, frustrating students who want the University to take a stronger stance against climate change.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels released a report in January which said Pitt’s Climate Action Plan would be available by the end of March. Pictured are protestors from last week’s “Tell Us the Truth, Pitt” rally.

Pitt Climate Action Plan release moved to late summer, early fall as student orgs demand answers

By Grace Stringer, For The Pitt News June 29, 2021
While a special board of trustees committee said Pitt’s climate action plan would be released by the end of March, officials now say the plan will likely be released by late summer or early fall due to the original timeline being too “ambitious.”
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition organizers (left to right) Kelly McQueston, Elina Zhang, Abishek Viswanathan and Nick Suarez stand in front of the coalition’s billboard off Boulevard of the Allies.

‘We’re still here’: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition continues organizing after Board divestment decision

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2021
In spite of the Board's recent decision, the FFPC does not plan on stopping their push for Pitt to completely divest anytime soon.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels held an open forum Friday morning to allow students, faculty and alumni to provide feedback about the University’s $4.3-billion endowment.

Community members urge divestment at forum

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor November 2, 2020
The Board of Trustees committee charged with investigating whether Pitt should divest its $4.3 billion endowment of fossil fuels held an open forum Friday morning to allow students, faculty and alumni to share their feedback on the matter.
Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

By Remy Samuels March 28, 2018

Anaïs Peterson has a minute and a half to scurry onto a gym floor and set up a stage for her and her fellow dancers and drummers. Lugging heavy drums and TV towers over their shoulders, the members of...

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