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Opinion | Title X should fund all birth control methods

Opinion | Title X should fund all birth control methods

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

October 29, 2019

itle X should provide federal funding for all methods of contraceptives rather than funding programs such as the Obria Group, which promotes the unrealistic and regressive notion of abstinence until marriage.

SGB debate funding for student event

SGB debate funding for student event

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

During Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting Tuesday night, the board had its first divided vote of the 2017-2018 school year. Executive Vice President Zuri Kent-Smith and board member Ami Fall opposed the funding of the Students for Liberty and Engineering Business Administration event, ...

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto asked the state to remove Pittsburgh’s Act 47 status, an inhibitory financial oversight status meant to aid financially distressed municipalities placed on Pittsburgh in 2003. Now, he claims, the city doesn’t need the oversight. Recognizing the im...

Pitt Board of Trustees approves funding for renovations

Pitt Board of Trustees approves funding for renovations

By Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor

November 3, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees approved close to $44 million of renovation projects across campus at a Property and Facilities Committee meeting Friday morning. According to University spokesperson Joe Miksch, the approved renovations will include five projects within five Pitt f...

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 29, 2017

When Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year last week after a four month impasse, it came as a relief to many. Some, however, were more cautious about the release of funds. Republican Speaker of the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, warned speci...

Pitt procures state funding, ending tuition scare

Pitt procures state funding, ending tuition scare

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

October 26, 2017

Update: Gov. Tom Wolf signed the appropriation bill Friday, officially funding Pitt and the other state-related universities. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed an appropriation bill to fund Pitt, warding off the fear of a tuition hike — for now. The bill passed Wednesday by a margi...

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...

Senate council focuses on funding

Senate council focuses on funding

By Nolan Roosa | Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher opened his report at the University Senate Council meeting Wednesday by addressing the killing of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet. This was the chancellor’s first public statement regarding the tragic death. “Our community was heartbroken at the loss of Alina Sheyk...

Editorial: Trump breaks promises on CHIP funding

Editorial: Trump breaks promises on CHIP funding

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 15, 2017

Policy changes stalling have been a hallmark of President Donald Trump’s first several months in office. But for a politician who’s promised health “insurance for everybody,” Trump should find the events of the past two weeks an especially striking reversal. The Children’s Health Insurance Program — a federal project designed to provide health care coverage fo...

Chancellor: mid-year tuition increases possible

Chancellor: mid-year tuition increases possible

By Rachel Glasser / News Editor

October 12, 2017

A mid-year tuition increase for students is not out of the question if Pennsylvania fails to fund its state-related universities, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Tuesday. [Latest: Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf to discuss Pitt's funding] In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the chancellor expressed his con...

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