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Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

Voters choose divestment, Peterson as executive VP

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

March 6, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Student Government

Anaïs Peterson won big in Tuesday’s runoff SGB election — and so did one of her major initiatives, as more than 2,000 students said Pitt should divest from fossil fuels in a referendum vote.

Students face divestment referendum

Students face divestment referendum

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News, Student Government

The ballot students see on elections.pitt.edu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday will feature a referendum question on whether or not the University should divest from fossil fuels.

Committee hears student concerns regarding divestment

Committee hears student concerns regarding divestment

By Nina Kneuer and Sarah Shearer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Pitt brought the possibility of divesting to the public stage at Town Hall Wednesday night.

Committee to consider sustainable investment

Committee to consider sustainable investment

By Madison Hook | Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

Student activist Sarah Grguras says people often ask her what the money Pitt invests in the fossil fuel industry could go toward. Her response? “Literally anything.” “They could invest in the Pittsburgh public schools, or they could invest in us,” the junior environmental science and ...

Students demand disarmament

Students demand disarmament

By Janine Faust, Assistant News Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

A group of students marched throughout Oakland Friday afternoon waving flags and signs with slogans such as “Disarm the police, arm your desire” and chanting “A.C.A.B., all cops are bastards.” Their words elicited varying reactions from observers. “Go home commies!” someone yelled fro...

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