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Fiona Hill, former deputy assistant to the president of the United States.

Fiona Hill talks Putin’s goals in Ukraine, Russian election interference

By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Foreign affairs specialist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Fiona Hill, spoke at an event hosted by Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Ridgway Center for International Security Studies on Wednesday night. She spoke on Putin’s intentions and strategy in the war with Ukraine, Russian interference in the 2016 election and what led her to begin studying Russia.
Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Editorial | Elon Musk’s ideas for Twitter set a negative precedent for the platform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 31, 2022
Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter are dangerous and will make the platform less accessible and less safe.
President Joe Biden speaks at the Public Education forum Downtown in 2019 during his campaign.

Editorial | President Biden needs to deliver on his progressive campaign policies

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2022
Despite a progressive campaign, President Joe Biden isn’t following through on many of his campaign promises, especially in regards to immigration and COVID-19.
Opinion | The party of ‘freedom of speech’ is censoring themselves

Opinion | The party of ‘freedom of speech’ is censoring themselves

By Livia LaMarca, For The Pitt News January 18, 2022
Trump supporters, who are self proclaimed warriors of the first amendment, are censoring themselves by using the popular catchphrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”
Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2021
I wondered why it was so difficult for me to admit that Biden dropped the ball.
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.”

Pitt submits document opposing proposed DHS visa rules

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor 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.
Members of Pitt College Republicans at the 2020 Lincoln Dinner in February.

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

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer 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.
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.

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

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor 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.
In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.

Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

By The Pitt News Editorial Board 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.
United States President Donald Trump holds a news briefing at the White House on Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Opinion | The Republicans need a long-term plan

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist September 3, 2020
The Republican Party needs a vision for their party’s direction after the Trump presidency ends.
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