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Pitt submits document opposing proposed DHS visa rules

Provost Ann Cudd and seven other provosts at Pennsylvania universities signed a document last Tuesday saying the new visa rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security  rules are “unnecessary” and “harmful.”
November 11, 2020
Pitt submitted comments on Oct. 27 opposing new visa requirements proposed by the Trump administration. The document, signed by Provost Ann Cudd, said the rules are “unnecessary” and “harmful” and called on the federal government to immediately withdraw them.

‘Pseudo-Pitt for Trump’: College Republicans campaign for Trump, local candidates

Members of Pitt College Republicans at the 2020 Lincoln Dinner in February.
October 28, 2020
Elizabeth Oresanya, the president of Pitt's College Republicans, said the group acts as a “pseudo-Pitt for Trump” group on campus, but prioritizes local races. She said members don’t agree with the president on every issue, but most support his re-election.

‘A perpetual state of fear’: International students criticize latest round of proposed student visa changes

New rules proposed by the Trump administration seek to create fixed terms of up to four years for student visas, as well as create new applications for international students to extend their stay in the United States, among other changes.
October 14, 2020
The new rules published on Sept. 25 by the Department of Homeland Security — which would affect many of Pitt’s more than 3,100 international students — seek to create fixed terms of up to four years for student visas, as well as new applications for international students to extend their stay in the United States.

Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.
September 20, 2020
Outrage over President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok in the United States has erupted on social media over the past few months. But there’s another app, WeChat, that the administration is looking to place restrictions on.

Opinion | The Republicans need a long-term plan

United States President Donald Trump holds a news briefing at the White House on Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.
September 3, 2020
The Republican Party needs a vision for their party’s direction after the Trump presidency ends.

Opinion | Just wear the mask — even you, Trump

Opinion | Just wear the mask — even you, Trump
April 5, 2020
Whether we’re greeting dictators, kings and queens or simply making a trip to Trader Joe’s, we should be following all of the CDC guidelines.

Opinion | Trump’s acquittal changes nothing — vote him out

President Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads
February 11, 2020
It is vital that, in the wake of Trump’s acquittal, Americans stick together and vote him out of office in the 2020 general election.

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable
January 27, 2020
This rule — a replacement to the Waters of the United States rule that was repealed in September 2019 — is a massively inferior update to the policy it replaces and is the latest of Trump’s careless environmental policies.

Opinion | Acquit Trump of both impeachment articles

Opinion | Acquit Trump of both impeachment articles
January 21, 2020
Removal would create a precedence of impeaching and removing presidents based on miniscule evidence at best and pure speculation and deliberate misinterpretations of law at worst.

Opinion | Spotify Wrapped: American politics of the decade edition

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks on Dec. 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C., during a weekly news conference.
January 6, 2020
Here are some of my favorite moments in American politics throughout the decade — think of it as a Spotify Wrapped for our nation.
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