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Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

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


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

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 ...

Grad students rally against GOP tax plan

Grad students rally against GOP tax plan

By Salina Pressimone | Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, News

Andrew Bellesis faces new decisions about his career prospects as the recently introduced Republican tax bill looms over the potential cost of his next five years at Pitt. “We will defeat this bill,” Bellesis, a first-year biophysics Ph.D. student, said through his megaphone. “And in the lo...

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

Editorial: State budget should react to rising prices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

When Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year last week after a four month impasse, it came as a relief to many. Some, however, were more cautious about the release of funds. Republican Speaker of the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, warned speci...

Chancellor: mid-year tuition increases possible

Chancellor: mid-year tuition increases possible

By Rachel Glasser / News Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

A mid-year tuition increase for students is not out of the question if Pennsylvania fails to fund its state-related universities, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Tuesday. [Latest: Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf to discuss Pitt's funding] In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the chancellor expressed his con...

Gallagher discusses research and in-state students at trustees meeting

Gallagher discusses research and in-state students at trustees meeting

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

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...

Editorial: Recognize student debt’s real toll on campus

Editorial: Recognize student debt’s real toll on campus

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With grades, a fluctuating social life and life after graduation all weighing heavily on our collective conscience, any college student can tell you they’re no stranger to stress. And according to research released recently by collegiate contracting giant Sodexo, students in the United States ...

Pitt increases tuition, budget

Pitt increases tuition, budget

By Caroline Bourque | The Pitt News Staff

July 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

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...

Editorial: PA universities stuck at the top of the tuition climb

Editorial: PA universities stuck at the top of the tuition climb

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 4, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Pennsylvania’s education system is in a state of disarray. The budget crisis is leaving primary schools without state funding, forcing many to rely on bank loans to pay the bills. Meanwhile, the situation for our state colleges is similarly dire, with students shouldering the weight of the problem....

Grade on performance, not attendance

Grade on performance, not attendance

By Cecile Truong / Columnist

September 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

After three weeks of class, you’re probably fairly acquainted with your new professors. Some do not care if you show up to class, but others require you to be there every time to earn an A. Both types of teachers may teach largely the same way, so my question is this: If I’m paying for college cre...

Letter to the Editor: 9/17/2015

September 16, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Pitt News: In reply to the September 16 editorial “We Have The Right to Know”, Ms. Lieberman very misleadingly states that the Right-to-Know Law “allows state-related institutions, like Pitt, to not disclose financial records.”   As I explained to Ms. Lieberman, there are requirements o...

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