The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

Exclusive: Gallagher says Pitt must take state funding battle seriously

By Jon Moss, Allison Radziwon, and Colm Slevin April 14, 2022
Pitt’s state funding and resulting tuition discount for Pennsylvania students is in doubt, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in an exclusive interview with The Pitt News. He said the issues are not due to the state budget itself, but instead what he described as “leverage.”
Opinion | The Nov. 2 elections are important

Opinion | The Nov. 2 elections are important

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist October 19, 2021
I wish I could say that judicial elections shouldn’t be partisan. But they are, and as long as there are social justice issues on the table, it’s good to know who will fight for you.
Pennsylvanias Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd with the city behind him during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pa. AG Josh Shapiro announces run for governor

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor October 14, 2021
Pennsylvania Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro announced Wednesday from the North Shore’s Riverfront Park that he is running for governor, saying that as attorney general he “got things done.”
Pitt’s annual funding bill was passed by the Pennsylvania state Senate on Friday.

Senate passes annual funding bill, Pitt to receive flat funding for third year

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 29, 2021
The Pennsylvania state Senate passed Pitt’s annual funding bill on Friday, sending it to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. The University is set to receive flat funding of $151,507,000, which would be the third year in a row that Pitt would receive the same level of funding.
While the CDC said fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings in most indoor settings, some people are nervous about removing their masks.

‘People are generally happier’: Oakland adjusts to new CDC guidelines

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 8, 2021
While CDC guidelines say those fully vaccinated no longer need to wear face coverings in most settings, some people say they’re unsure about not wearing masks since not everyone has gotten vaccinated yet and some may not be truthful about their vaccination status.
Pitt reviewing state’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders

Pitt reviewing state’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor December 10, 2020
Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group will review the state’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders and make recommendations to the University’s senior administration if necessary, according to University spokesperson Kevin Zwick.
Gov. Tom Wolf claimed this week that he is unable to extend the eviction moratorium past Monday.

Editorial | Wolf needed a backup plan for eviction moratorium

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 1, 2020
If Gov. Tom Wolf really wanted to extend his eviction moratorium, he needed to explore ways to work with Republicans weeks ago, not days before the moratorium expired.
Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s February proposed budget, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill with flat funding for Pitt late Tuesday night.

House passes Pitt flat funding bill by 198-4 vote

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor May 26, 2020
The University will receive flat funding next year of $151,507,000, compared to this year’s funding increase of 2%, or about $3.5 million.
Many smaller alcohol distributors have begun taking orders over the phone to be picked up by customers outside the store.

Get in line for online wine: PA alcohol sales move online

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer April 8, 2020
Across Pennsylvania, state-run Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores have switched to online-only sales after a few weeks of closing both online and physical orders.
Pitt will resume construction activity on Bigelow Boulevard following an order from Gov. Tom Wolf permitting construction projects in PA to resume.

Pitt construction halted under governor’s order

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2020
As businesses shutter across Pennsylvania in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the roaring sounds of construction normally heard across Pitt have gone silent as well.
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