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Pitt instructs students, employees to cancel China travel plans in wake of outbreak

Pitt instructs students, employees to cancel China travel plans in wake of outbreak

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

January 31, 2020

Pitt is instructing community members who plan to visit China in the coming weeks to cancel their travel plans, according to an announcement posted by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management Friday afternoon.  According to Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick, all Pitt study abroad programming in...

Scared to study abroad? Do it anyway

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017

I was in the candy aisle of a bookstall April 19 when I first heard the emergency alarms and looked up to see the main concourse of London Euston Train Station in a dark frenzy. I grabbed my bag, shuffled out the nearest exit and stood outside with other travelers for almost half an hour before someone announced ov...

Near and far: Pitt students’ diverse origins

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

At Audrey Jonas’ high school, students celebrate “Tractor Day” — a day in which students drive their farm tractors to school and spend time marveling at the assortment of tractors in the parking lot. Jonas grew up in Bernville, Pennsylvania, which has a population of about 1,000 residents. “Trac...

Editorial: Stand strong to protect DACA recipients

Evelin Hernandez holds a sign in front of the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis after President Donald Trump announced his plans to rescind DACA on Tuesday. (Photo by Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 6, 2017

Imagine living in the United States your entire life — from your earliest memories, you’ve been here. And in 2014, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protected your status, keeping you safe from the ever-looming threat of deportation.   But as of Tuesday, because your parents immigrated illegally sho...

Identity politics: finding my heritage in a hometown I never knew

Kim Rooney (left) studied abroad in China this summer and visited the welfare center in Gaoyou. (Photo Courtesy of Kim Rooney)

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor

August 28, 2017

When talking about adoption, people approach me with a delicate curiosity, like when enquiring about the sick or the dying. Apologies, whether for the assumption that my parents are my birth parents or for the adoption itself, are common. People don’t quite know what to say to me. They ask more...

To realize your passion, go into the field

Levko crouches on top of a

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017

As I watched the sun fall behind the mountain peaks surrounding the K BAR Z Guest Ranch in early July, the valley below was an uncharacteristic shade of blue, unlike the past few nights. Something else felt different, too — it was the last night of Pitt’s Yellowstone Field Study. I already knew I ...

Column: Broken contracts harm passengers’ rights

Terry Tan | Senior Staff Illustrator

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

April 21, 2017

Everyone has their price — even the guy on his way to a funeral, a retired United Airlines pilot  said in the face of the airline’s recent viral controversy. But United simply couldn’t figure that price out last week. The airline chose four passengers, at random, to involuntarily bump from a United...

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