The Pitt News

Editorial | Pitt can’t ethically justify playing football

The Panthers will kick off the football season this Saturday with their first game against Austin Peay.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 8, 2020

We want to go to our classes and club meetings. But that doesn’t mean we should, and it doesn’t mean that we will. The same should go for football.

VIDEO: How Are Students Reacting to COVID-19 Precautions?

September 4, 2020

We asked students around campus how they felt about COVID-19 precautions and whether or not they thought students were following them.

Editorial | Top 10 mask patterns Pitt should distribute

The 10A is an iconic fixture on campus.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 27, 2020

Not that we’re planning on entering any face mask beauty pageants, but if we hypothetically were to enter, we wouldn’t make it past the first round. The Pitt News Editorial Board has taken the liberty of coming up with 10 alternative face mask patterns that Pitt should distribute instead.

The Pitt News to switch to weekly print editions

The Pitt News will publish one print edition per week on Wednesdays, but will continue to break news and post online daily.

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor

August 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Pitt News has reduced print editions this academic year from four days a week to only Wednesdays.

Editorial | Students need guidance, not just consequences

Mask wearing is required on Pitt’s campuses.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 20, 2020

While students certainly have a responsibility to keep each other safe, Pitt administration seems radically unprepared to handle students who are violating health guidelines, and administrators had to know the violations were all but inevitable.

Editorial | The Pitt community deserves to be kept in the loop

Litchfield Towers A, B and C are located on lower campus between Fifth and Forbes avenues and house approximately 1,800 students.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 10, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, no choice feels like a good choice — and no choice will please everyone. We understand that. But members of the Pitt community deserve to be kept in the loop about fall plans, even if the administration isn’t fully sure about what’s happening.

Op-Ed | What’s missing from Pitt’s pandemic planning? A Faculty Union

Op-Ed | What’s missing from Pitt’s pandemic planning? A Faculty Union

By Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee

July 23, 2020

In an Op-Ed, the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee argues that during pandemic planning, a certified faculty union is vital and would benefit not just faculty, but the entire Pitt community.

Editorial | Pitt’s required “shelter-in-place” is delusional

Editorial | Pitt’s required “shelter-in-place” is delusional

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 21, 2020

This quarantine plan is full of gaping holes — the most obvious being that the honors system has never been a reliable method for control of any university student body.

Editorial | Fall instruction must be entirely remote

Editorial | Fall instruction must be entirely remote

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 14, 2020

Reopening campuses means that some students and faculty will die. There’s simply no way to justify this fiscally — or educationally.

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member

June 23, 2020

Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.

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