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

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

Lawmakers propose more transparency at state-related universities

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 —...

John F. Kennedy speaks to crowd in front of Hotel Texas on the morning of November 22, 1963. (UTA Special Collections/Star-Telegram Collection/TNS)

JFK documents promise transparency, not conspiracy

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist October 16, 2017

Three shots rang out from Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963. Those fatal shots killed President John F. Kennedy, wounded the American spirit and left many burning questions...

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Auditor’s concerns with PSU partially apply to Pitt

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,...

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Editorial: Pitt’s public funding should result in public accountability

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 14, 2017

“Tell your elected officials: With Pitt, PA Wins.” So begins the University’s recent plea for students to lobby on its behalf for state funding. And while the statement is true — many of the...

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Editorial: Pitt listens, but only when it’s easy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 10, 2017

It was a sunny day in April, the grand opening of the University of Pittsburgh’s new sports dome. Pitt is rightly proud of this achievement that addresses a pressing need for a game and practice facility...

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Op-Ed: The Babcock Room symbolizes Pitt’s ivory tower

By Sage Lincoln | Op-Ed Contributor April 24, 2017

I first entered the Babcock Room in 2013. Guided by a friend of a friend, a few other Pitt students and I made our way to the back elevator on the 36th floor of the Cathedral at dusk. Two picked locks...

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Editorial: One final call for more transparency

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 24, 2017

As an editorial board, we publish our collective opinion on a relevant topic every day. It might seem like we’re bashing the government, administration and authority in general, but that’s not...

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