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From left, Tim Sanders, John Grady, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Thomas Osha, Rich Fitzgerald, Deb Gross and Anantha Shekhar participate in ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of The Assembly.

The Assembly officially opens for Pitt health care research

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022
Pitt and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday to mark the official opening of The Assembly, a center for health care research.
The University Library System and Pitt Community Engagement Center Homewood held the virtual event “Honoring Women on the Front Line of COVID-19” on Tuesday afternoon over Zoom in honor of Women’s History Month.

Women panelists discuss finding a balance between work, personal lives during the pandemic

By Alice Tang, Staff Writers March 31, 2021
The University Library System and CEC in Homewood held the virtual event “Honoring Women on the Front Line of COVID-19” on Tuesday afternoon over Zoom in honor of Women’s History Month.
Activist Ady Barkan recently endorsed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Opinion | Ady Barkan shows us that we have no excuse not to engage in activism

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist December 2, 2019
He’s fighting harder than ever to affect positive change — and we could all learn something from him.
President Donald Trump participates in a health care roundtable event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. Trump announced Tuesday that he wanted to make the GOP the party of health care.

Editorial: The GOP isn’t the healthcare party

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 27, 2019
Getting rid of the ACA and Trump’s statement are both mistakes that will hurt both the American people and Trump’s reelection bid in 2020.
(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

PA ‘Right to Try’ bill: who is it really helping?

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News October 11, 2017

Several years ago, my next door neighbor was diagnosed with stage four cancer — within six months she tragically passed away. Not only was this an agonizing experience for her, but it was painful...

Some women are stocking up on birth control or switching to IUDs amid fears of birth control becoming more difficult to get. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Trump’s contradictory contraceptive rollback

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 11, 2017

Touting the decision as a defense of religious liberty, President Donald Trump rolled back an Obama-era federal mandate Friday that required employers to provide contraception in their health care coverage....

Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, the Community Health Director at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in Pittsburgh, speaks about how to subvert norms to resolve complex problems in and out of the workplace. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Pharmacy students told to the break rules

By Amanda Finney | For The Pitt News October 3, 2017

Students gathered in a lecture hall Monday night to hear a health care professional tell them to defy authority. Looking out at about 30 students assembled before her, Jesabel Rivera-Guerra summarized...

Editorial: Health care proposal detracts from urgent issues

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 14, 2017

The last health care bill Congress voted on would have left 22 million Americans without health care. Thankfully, it failed — but in its place are radical new suggestions. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.)...

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) walks to the senate chamber on July 28, 2017 before voting against the Skinny Repeal bill, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. (Alex Edelman/Zuma Press/TNS)

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist August 28, 2017

How does something extremely unpopular become law in our democracy? Congress. Over the past few months I have attempted to keep up with fast-paced news like the GOP’s health care bill’s rapid push...

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