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Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

The plaque outside of Parran Hall was removed after the University announced its decision to rename the building for the Graduate School of Public Health. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Christian Snyder and Janine Faust | The Pitt News Staff

July 11, 2018

After a long campaign of ballots, petitions, special committees and a recommendation from the chancellor, the main building for Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health will no longer be named after Thomas Parran Jr., a former Pitt dean who presided over the infamous and racist Tuskegee and Guatema...

Op-Ed: Chancellor Gallagher: Now’s the time for fossil fuel divestment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher talks to members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition Feb. 24 at Pitt's Board of Trustees meeting at the William Pitt Union. (TPN File Photo)

By Fossil Free Pitt Coalition

October 26, 2017

Dear Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, At the Fall Sustainability Fair this October, Mayor Bill Peduto signed our petition demanding the University of Pittsburgh divest its holdings from fossil fuel companies, expressing his support as an alumnus and as the mayor of our city. This is consistent with ...

Gallagher discusses research and in-state students at trustees meeting

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks at a Senate Council meeting last year. (TPN File Photo)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 27, 2017

Pitt’s board of trustees meeting Wednesday began with an interruption. As Chairperson Eva Tansky Blum began her opening remarks, a protester stood in the William Pitt Union assembly room, shouting, “Shame on Pitt, stop cruel mouse testing.” The individual was immediately escorted out of the r...

Pitt increases tuition, budget

Pitt News File Photo

By Caroline Bourque | The Pitt News Staff

July 17, 2017

Pitt trustees voted Monday to increase in-state tuition by 2.5 percent and out-of-state tuition by three percent, along with an increase to the University’s operating budget. In-state students enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will see their tuition increase by $442, while ou...

Trustees elect new members, rename Pennsylvania Hall

Pennnsylvania Hall was renamed to K. Leroy Irvis Hall at the Board of Trustees June 30 meeting. (Photo via Creative Commons)

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2017

Pitt’s Board of Trustees elected four new members, approved construction projects and renamed Pennsylvania Hall at their June 30 meeting. Pennsylvania Hall — which has held that name since its construction in 2004 — is now named K. Leroy Irvis Hall to honor K. Leroy Irvis, a Pitt alumnus and ...

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