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Cedric Humphrey: An era of empathy

Cedric Humphrey: An era of empathy

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager April 13, 2021
Cedric Humphrey’s whole life has been marked by his dedication to civic engagement, and trying to meet and help people where they are.
President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh on March 31, 2021.

‘Once in a generation investment’: Biden proposes new infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2021
President Joe Biden laid out his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan in Collier on Wednesday afternoon. He said this plan will help rebuild infrastructure and provide job opportunities, in hopes of stimulating America’s economy and decreasing federal debt.
The Bidens at a Heinz Field rally in November 2020.

Biden to travel to Pittsburgh on Wednesday

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2021
President Joe Biden will travel to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to deliver a speech about his economic plans for the country, the White House announced this week.
Pitt’s Office of University Counsel paid Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr $881,069 in fees between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 to contest simultaneous but separate unionization attempts by faculty and graduate students.

Pitt spends additional $881K on ‘union avoidance’ law firm, pushing total over $2M

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2021
Ballard Spahr, a “union avoidance” law firm, received roughly $881,000 from Pitt between July 2019 and June 2020. Pitt has now paid the firm more than $2 million since grad student and faculty unionization efforts kicked off in 2016.
Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden at MSNBC’s Public Education Forum in December 2020.

Opinion | If Biden continues to fail, a Trump-like figure may return to power

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist January 26, 2021
Donald Trump’s presidency was a symptom of a much larger problem, and like any doctor will tell you, you can’t cure a disease by merely treating one symptom.
President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden, Harris have their work cut out for them, Pitt students say

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
As Pitt students began a new semester of classes, a new presidential administration was being sworn in in Washington. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday.
Pitt senior Gabee Ogude worked as part of the media and logistics team for President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

‘A moment I will tell my grandchildren about’: Pitt student works at Biden inauguration

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Gabee Ogude spent the three days before the event at the National Mall working on the Biden Inauguration’s media and logistics team.
After stepping off of his plane at Pittsburgh International Airport, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waved a Terrible Towel and threw it into the crowd before his speech on Nov. 6, 2016.

Republicans reflect on Trump’s loss, down-ballot wins

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
While Joe Biden supporters celebrated his Saturday victory in the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s supporters had to face the reality of the Republican president losing reelection. While Biden may have turned Pennsylvania blue, Republicans still won congressional seats, giving Pennsylvania Republicans something to celebrate for themselves.
People celebrate and dance in the street in Squirrel Hill after learning about Biden’s election win.

‘A four-year exhale’: Democratic organizers reflect on Biden’s win

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Democratic organizers at Pitt said they were a little nervous while awaiting the results of the presidential election, yet ultimately felt relieved once The Associated Press called the race for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday morning.
Geovette Washington currently serves as senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer.

Pitt chief legal officer to lead Biden-Harris agency review team

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 11, 2020
Geovette Washington, senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer, was selected as the team lead on President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review team for the Department of Commerce.
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