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Senate Council talks international outreach, financial aid programs

Senate Council talks international outreach, financial aid programs

By Rebecca Johnson, For The Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Officials discussed the charged political climate affecting the University’s international outreach and tuition increases, among other topics.

Editorial: Make college tuition free

Editorial: Make college tuition free

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 18, 2019

Free tuition is an investment in students that will hopefully help break the cycle of crippling college debt and unemployment we face today.

Opinion | Action needed to curb tuition increases

Opinion | Action needed to curb tuition increases

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

August 25, 2019

In order to curb tuition increases, Pitt should find ways to make money that don’t rely on students bearing the financial brunt of every project the school decides to pursue.

Board committee approves budget, tuition hikes

Board committee approves budget, tuition hikes

By Jon Moss, News Editor

July 10, 2019

At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Wednesday afternoon, the executive committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2020.

Oakland news roundup

Oakland news roundup

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

July 1, 2019

As an urban campus bustling with nearly 30,000 students and more than 5,000 faculty, there’s always news breaking at Pitt.

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

Context: June Board of Trustees meeting

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 25, 2019

Pitt’s Board of Trustees will hold its second meeting of 2019 Friday, providing an update on University affairs to the community.

Chancellor seeks state funding at Harrisburg hearing

Chancellor seeks state funding at Harrisburg hearing

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2019

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher testified Tuesday in front of the State Senate Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg with other executives from Pennsylvania universities, hoping to increase state funding for higher education for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

Chancellor Gallagher receives raise, additional incentive

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

January 13, 2019

The combination of the 2.25 percent increase in the chancellor’s salary — to a base salary of $550,000 — and the payout from his retention agreement will result in a salary of more than $1,000,000 for Chancellor Gallagher during the 2019 fiscal year.

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Thousands of students flock to Oakland every August to attend one of the most costly public schools in the United States. These students will either go The University Store on Fifth to buy their textbooks at full price or go to sites like Amazon, praying for a better deal and two-day free shipping. Either ...

The bittersweet lives of sugar babies

The bittersweet lives of sugar babies

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

With college tuition, textbook and living costs soaring higher each year, students face daunting debts that prompt them to get creative with how they support themselves. Some turn to working at Starbucks, others to tutoring  — and some even turn to dating. A sugar baby is typically a young woman who ...

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