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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

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)

Board of Trustees unanimously votes to rename Parran Hall

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...

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

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

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,...

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

Gallagher discusses research and in-state students at trustees meeting

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,...

Pitt News File Photo

Pitt increases tuition, budget

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...

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

Trustees elect new members, rename Pennsylvania Hall

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...

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