The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Tents crowd the lawn outside of the Cathedral of Learning on Monday, June 3.

SGB issues statement regarding community and recent protests, student activist organizations respond

By Spencer Levering, News Editor July 12, 2024
Following the second pro-Palestinian encampment at Pitt, the Student Government Board released a statement on July 5 expressing support for on-campus Jewish organizations and condemned discrimination in the campus community. Progressive Students for Change at Pitt, a pro-Palestinian activist organization, responded saying SGB has “misrepresented” their cause.
Police officer stands tensely in front of a “HANDS OFF YEMEN” sign at the Palestine solidarity encampment on Monday, June 3.

Opinion | What does it mean for a state entity to defend itself?

By Thomas Riley, Opinions Editor June 12, 2024
Their billy clubs that beat back student protestors, their tear gas that dispersed countless Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020 and their guns that ended 1,195 lives last year are all protected by the greatest power in the police’s repertoire — the legal right to exercise physical violence against the population.
A protester records an interaction between police and protesters at the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

Opinion | Pitt taught me to stand up against injustice, then sent police to beat my classmates

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor June 6, 2024
I urge Pitt administrators to have the courage to join the ranks of universities turning toward Palestinian liberation. Pitt, your education has taught me again and again that the world shouldn’t be this way.
A protester records an interaction between police and protesters at the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

Students arrested at on-campus pro-Palestinian protest set dates for court sessions

By Jordan Kooper, Staff Writer June 4, 2024
The two pro-Palestinian protesters arrested on-campus on April 28 will appear at the Allegheny County Courthouse to plead their cases. The arrests came after protesters gathered in the area between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union following days of demonstrating in Schenley Plaza.
Protesters face police officers during the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

“Palestine solidarity encampment” disbands following negotiations with Gainey and Innamorato

By Spencer Levering, News Editor June 4, 2024
After over 30 hours of protest, the “Palestine solidarity encampment” disbanded early Tuesday morning. Mayor Ed Gainey and county executive Sara Innamorato were involved in discussions that led to the encampment’s dissolution.
Protesters face police officers during the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

Editorial | The Pitt News Editorial Board condemns all violence at the University of Pittsburgh protests this week.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 4, 2024
But more jarring than the police confiscating and removing a main source of sustenance, one needed to keep protesters from getting sick in the summer heat, is the violence that has been displayed at these protests the last few days.
Chancellor Gabel releases statement on re-established “Palestine solidarity encampment,” organizers respond

Chancellor Gabel releases statement on re-established “Palestine solidarity encampment,” organizers respond

By Spencer Levering, News Editor June 4, 2024
Chancellor Joan Gabel emailed a statement to the Pitt community regarding the re-established “Palestine solidarity encampment” on Monday afternoon. Encampment organizers have responded and said they are “deeply disturbed” by Gabel’s statement.
“Liberated Zone” created by protesters at the Palestine Solidarity Encampment on Sunday night.

“Palestine solidarity encampment” continues, police increase response overnight

By Brian Sherry and Spencer Levering June 3, 2024

The “Palestine solidarity encampment” on the Cathedral of Learning lawn is entering its second day, despite a more active response from police Sunday night and Monday morning. The protesters are demanding...

Pro-Palestinian protesters re-establish an encampment on Cathedral lawn

Pro-Palestinian protesters re-establish an encampment on Cathedral lawn

By Brian Sherry, Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2024

At least 200 Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside of the Cathedral of Learning lawn on Sunday evening to re-establish a “Palestine solidarity encampment.” At least one person was arrested. This...

Pro-Palestine students set up a liberated zone in Schenley Plaza on Tuesday.

Op-Ed | An open letter to Chancellor Joan Gabel

By Contributors April 25, 2024
We, a group of University of Pittsburgh educators, are standing in solidarity with the students who established the "liberation zone" in support of Palestine on Schenley Plaza.
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