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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The underside of the Charles Anderson Bridge.

‘Concerning’: Anderson Bridge in Oakland plagued by ‘poor’ ratings for nearly a decade

By Neena Hagen and Jon Moss February 1, 2022
Soaring high above Junction Hollow, the Charles Anderson Bridge ferries more than 20,000 vehicles between Oakland and Schenley Park every day.
President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Friday to tout his administration’s investment in infrastructure

‘Make it in America’: Biden discusses infrastructure after Frick Park bridge collapse

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 29, 2022
President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Friday to tout his administration’s investment in infrastructure as well as the City’s work in advanced manufacturing and robotics. His visit came in the wake of a Friday morning bridge collapse in Frick Park.
Photos: President Biden discusses infrastructure following Frick Park bridge collapse

Photos: President Biden discusses infrastructure following Frick Park bridge collapse

By Jon Moss, Pamela Smith, and Clare Sheedy January 28, 2022
President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Friday to tout his administration's investment in infrastructure as well as the City's work in advanced manufacturing and robotics. His visit comes in the wake of a Friday morning bridge collapse in Frick Park. 
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden step off of Air Force One in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in September for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Biden to visit Pittsburgh on Friday, talk infrastructure

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 24, 2022
President Joe Biden plans to visit Pittsburgh on Friday to discuss his infrastructure agenda, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Photos: President Joe Biden visits Shanksville

Photos: President Joe Biden visits Shanksville

By Clare Sheedy, Senior Staff Photographer September 13, 2021
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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.
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