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Pitt to launch new public health undergraduate degree

Pitt to launch new public health undergraduate degree

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2022
Pitt is launching a new undergraduate program for students interested in studying or pursuing careers in public health. Students will begin to matriculate into the program in fall 2022. The program has already received more than 800 applications.
Opinion | We need to trust experts more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

Opinion | We need to trust experts more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Anna Fischer, Staff Columnist October 26, 2021
When new information is conveyed, be understanding and trust that the experts have done their job and changed their minds based on new scientific evidence.
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.
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.

Pitt institutes menstrual products in bathrooms around campus

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor October 10, 2019
Pitt facilities management installed new menstrual product dispensers in 23 women’s bathrooms in nine different buildings on campus in September.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed hosts the “America Dissected” podcast.

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

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News October 7, 2019
We have to recognize this connectedness in order to advance politically.
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)

Pitt debates presence of Parran’s past

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...

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)

Education can eradicate the health care gap

By Brian Gentry | Columnist January 28, 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...

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

Editorial: Want better health? Toughen up on restaurant standards

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...

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