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Provost Patricia Beeson to step down, return to faculty

Provost Patricia Beeson will step down from her position in the fall of 2018. (Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh)
November 7, 2017

Provost Patricia Beeson will step down from her position in fall 2018, Pitt announced Tuesday. The University currently has three deans who will also be stepping down at the same time as Beeson, leaving...

Letter to the Editor | There is no third party. We, the students, are the union

(Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)
July 30, 2017

Surprise! I just returned from presenting some of my research at a conference to a union busting email from the provost. One of my personal favorite lines: “The education, not the financial support,...

Letter to the Editor | Grad student: How can I produce my best work if I can hardly afford to eat?

Pitt's food pantry helped graduate student Andréa Hanna get by on a salary below living wage. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer)
July 29, 2017

Dear Editor, I read the message from the provost, Patricia Beeson, about the graduate student union yesterday with some interest and reservations. My first concern, and I quote the provost's message...

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