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Fossil Free Pitt ends occupation of Cathedral

Fossil Free Pitt ends occupation of Cathedral

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

March 4, 2020

The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition ended their occupation of the Cathedral at 9 a.m. this morning, according to organizers.  “We are grateful to all the students faculty staff and community members who came out to support us with things ranging from bodies to food to just general spreading awareness...

Fossil Free Pitt to continue Cathedral sit-in indefinitely

Fossil Free Pitt to continue Cathedral sit-in indefinitely

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 28, 2020

When protestors from the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition sang “we shall not be moved” at Friday morning’s Board of Trustees meeting, they meant it — literally.

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.

Cathedral after dark: Fossil Free Pitt protest grows as Friday Board meeting approaches

Cathedral after dark: Fossil Free Pitt protest grows as Friday Board meeting approaches

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2020

Sleeping on the stone floor of the Cathedral of Learning commons room is bad, Zachary Delaney said, but it’s not as bad as you might think.

Editorial: Board needs to be more transparent about divestment process

Editorial: Board needs to be more transparent about divestment process

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 26, 2020

The Board’s voting process is largely shrouded in mystery, leaving the public unsure of the exact agenda of the meeting. Pitt’s Board of Trustees needs to remedy this and be more transparent and timely about the road to divestment.

Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning

Live blog: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition’s sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning

By Jon Moss, Janine Faust, Elise Roessner, and Benjamin Nigrosh

February 25, 2020

The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition is currently staging a sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning lobby, in an effort to convince Pitt to stop investing some of its $4.3 billion endowment in the fossil fuel industry.

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.

Second fossil-free sit-in shut down by Pitt officials

Second fossil-free sit-in shut down by Pitt officials

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

The sit-ins are an effort to further the group’s demands that the University vote on divestment from fossil fuels at the next Board of Trustees meeting.

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.

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