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Editorial: Hiring Brandon Flood is a step in the right direction

Editorial: Hiring Brandon Flood is a step in the right direction

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 8, 2019

This is a major step forward in normalizing the rehabilitation of inmates and allowing them to participate fully in civil society and benefits the justice system as a whole.

Editorial: Trump’s border security the wrong answer to real problems

President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

President Donald Trump’s first prime-time address was his opportunity to make a case for his border security plan. Instead, it highlighted just how little Trump understood the problems he hoped a border wall would fix.

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

Erika Strassburger talks to reporters after greeting friends, family and staff at her victory party after winning Tuesday's special election (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor

March 7, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the vote, more than double her closest opponent, Democratic nominee and East Liberty restaurant owner Sonja Finn, who finished with 28 percent. ...

Pitt alum campaigns for state senate seat

Pitt Alum James Craig (center) spoke about his plan to run for the District 46 Pennsylvania State Senate seat at the University Club Thursday evening.  (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor

February 2, 2018

When James Craig’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2014, his mother, an opioid addict, overdosed on prescription pills and died. Opioids weren’t new for the family — his aunt overdosed and died two years before that, and his father was an addict when diagnosed. His brother also ove...

Dean speaks about student death at SGB meeting

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

While it’s common at Student Government Board meetings to hear from students, Associate Dean of Students Steve Anderson took the opportunity to address the recent death of Pitt junior Alina Sheykhet at Tuesday night’s meeting. “I just wanted to obviously take a short minute here to acknowledge wha...

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