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Community groups call for city to release Amazon bid

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By Kieran Mclean | For The Pitt News

June 27, 2018

Members of nine community groups gathered at City Hall Thursday morning in front of a sky-blue banner declaring “The City of Pittsburgh Welcomes You.” The crowd demanded that the City release the conditions of its proposal to Amazon. Jules Lobel, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Law Depar...

Lawmakers propose more transparency at state-related universities

New legislation would expand transparency at Pennsylvania's state-related universities. (Photo via Kumar Appaiah / Flickr)

By Christian Snyder and John Hamilton / TPN Staff

April 10, 2018

State representatives unveiled legislation Tuesday that would expand transparency and public access to records at Pennsylvania’s state-related universities. Pitt, Penn State, Temple and Lincoln — Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities — are currently exempt from the Right-to-Know Law, whic...

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2017

With little more to go on than a slogan, Pittsburghers don’t know what to make of the City’s proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters. The online retail giant announced its search for a location in September, and has since received 238 submissions from cities, states and metropolitan areas across North America. Cities responded by offering Amazon a s...

Auditor’s concerns with PSU partially apply to Pitt

Penn State's Old Main (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

By Janine Faust / Senior Staff Writer

June 28, 2017

The Pennsylvania auditor general harshly criticized Penn State after a recent audit, raising some concerns that apply to other state-related universities, including Pitt. In his 112-page audit report, Auditor General Eugene Depasquale cited several issues including skyrocketing tuition, a lack of transparency, a decrease in in-state enrollment and an...

Letter to the Editor: 9/17/2015

September 16, 2015

Dear Pitt News: In reply to the September 16 editorial “We Have The Right to Know”, Ms. Lieberman very misleadingly states that the Right-to-Know Law “allows state-related institutions, like Pitt, to not disclose financial records.”   As I explained to Ms. Lieberman, there are requirements o...

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