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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.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

By keeping social distance guidelines, increasing tests and remaining vigilant and weary of spikes, universities can at least attempt to re-open — and they should.

Pitt institutes menstrual products in bathrooms around campus

Women’s bathrooms in the Cathedral of Learning, the William Pitt Union, Posvar Hall and several other buildings on campus now contain dispensers stocked with free menstrual products.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

October 11, 2019

Pitt facilities management installed new menstrual product dispensers in 23 women’s bathrooms in nine different buildings on campus in September.

Opinion | El-Sayed podcast provides much needed recognition of intersectionality of health and politics

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed hosts the “America Dissected” podcast.

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News

October 8, 2019

We have to recognize this connectedness in order to advance politically.

Pitt debates presence of Parran’s past

Gregory Dober, Adjunct Professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, gives an introductory presentation on Thomas Parran’s career at the “Thomas Parran, His Name, and His Legacy — A Symposium” panel. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Thompson Wymard | Staff Writer, Contributed reporting by Cassidy Power

March 30, 2018

Pitt graduate student union organizers have garnered more than 870 signatures to rename Parran Hall — the Pitt Public Health building named after the school’s founding dean who was involved in unethical medical experiments. But Thursday at a University-organized symposium discussing the legacy...

Education can eradicate the health care gap

First Lady Michelle Obama unveils the new, modernized Nutrition Facts Label on May 20, 2016, at the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, D.C. (Cheriss May/NurPhoto/ZUma Press/TNS)

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

January 29, 2018

Americans of all walks of life held their breath last year as Republicans tried over and over again to ram bills through Congress to repeal Obamacare. Health care policy is notoriously difficult to pass — and not without reason. Not only does it impact every single American, regardless of age, soci...

Editorial: Want better health? Toughen up on restaurant standards

The ACHD rewards restaurants with a green sticker for sufficient health conditions| Photo by Jeff Ahearn

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 7, 2015

Upon entering one of Pittsburgh’s many eateries, you’ll probably find a bright green sticker smacked on the front window, signifying the Allegheny County Health Department’s approval. Most county restaurants have earned the green sticker — nearly 4,200 restaurants are adorned with the badge ...

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