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Pitt’s budget, which reached nearly $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, is composed of three separate, smaller budgets.

Pitt’s budget and endowment, explained

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2020
Pitt’s budget, and the process to craft it, is full of jargon and specialized terminology. This guide attempts to explain how the annual University budget is put together, as well as the different pieces that compose the budget and endowment.
Beto O’Rourke receives a question during a visit to Oakland as a campaign stop on Sept. 25.

Editorial: The White House doesn’t need Beto, but the U.S. Senate does

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 3, 2019
This is where he’s needed most, and with his name now recognized even more widely than in 2018, he might have the momentum to unseat Cruz.
Mary Beth McGrew, Pitt’s assistant vice chancellor for planning, discusses potential changes to upper campus at Monday afternoon’s Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Committee meeting.

Senate committee talks changes to upper campus, parking

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer October 22, 2019
Students heading to upper campus face a seemingly unending set of stairs — and not much else.
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would increase Pell Grants, create a fund of $500 million for states to identify and prioritize colleges with high numbers of minority and low-income students and simplify student loan repayment plans.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 15, 2019
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.
Opinion | The politics of impeachment won't destroy Democrats

Opinion | The politics of impeachment won’t destroy Democrats

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist September 30, 2019
The politics of impeachment are much better for Democrats than they think. In fact, it could help secure a Democratic victory in 2020 — not just against Trump but in Congress as well.
A Waymo self-driving autonomous vehicle in Tempe, Ariz., on February 3, 2018. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/TNS)

Makers of driverless cars want Congress to free them from state safety standards

By Eliza Fawcett, Los Angeles Times July 12, 2018
The House passed a bill last fall and similar legislation is pending in the Senate. Both aim to boost the driverless car industry by streamlining rules and preventing states from imposing their own safety and performance standards.
Jim Piazza speaks about the importance of passing the anti-hazing legislation named after his son, Timothy Piazza, outside of the Centre County Courthouse Friday, March 23 in Bellefonte. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Pennsylvania Senate passes antihazing law

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor April 20, 2018

The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make hazing in fraternities a third-degree felony in cases of serious injury or death, and could allow universities to seize...

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he disapproves of the possibility of a new federal tax bill at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News November 16, 2017

The Senate Council started off with heartfelt “goodbyes” to Provost Patricia Beeson, whose hard work Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other Senate Council members praised. “Her role for the University...

Four women accused Roy Moore, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, of making sexual advances toward them when they were in their teens. (Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: GOP establishment enables Moore’s misconduct

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 13, 2017

The party of “family values” spent the weekend in a peculiar position — defending a man accused of child molestation. The Washington Post reported last week that four women had accused Roy Moore...

GOP’s Roy Moore pushed to quit Senate race after accusation he molested 14-year-old girl

Republicans' lock on an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate was thrown into doubt Thursday when the party's religious-right candidate was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when...

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