The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

New York Mets mascots Mrs. Met, left, and Mr. Met hand out masks to passerbys outside of a subway station last April.

Editorial | Politicians need to prioritize public health over the money that sports bring in

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 24, 2022
It’s unfair that sports always seem to be the exception when it comes to rules regarding public health and New York City should be prioritizing public health instead.
A Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue.

Editorial | Port Authority employees should be vaccinated

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 14, 2022
The way to ensure the health of not only Port Authority employees, but also the reliability of public transit, is to make sure the people who have a hand in operating the system are able to do so safely and effectively. Port Authority employees should be vaccinated for themselves and the common good of Pittsburghers.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union.

Pitt to discipline nine staff, three faculty not complying with vaccine mandate

By Martha Layne, News Editor February 13, 2022
Pitt has begun the process of terminating the nine staff members, and disciplining the three faculty members, who are not in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department.

Students welcome Pitt’s new vaccine mandate

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer December 7, 2021
Pitt’s vaccination policy, which requires that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, went into effect Monday. The stakes for unvaccinated students who don’t get an exemption are high — disenrollment for the spring semester.
Pitt Faculty Assembly members discuss the faculty union vote on Wednesday afternoon.

Faculty Assembly discusses unionization vote, Outlier partnership

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer November 5, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon in a hybrid fashion to discuss the faculty union vote, union contract negotiation and a report from the Senate Budget Policies Committee about Pitt's partnership with the Outlier program.
Editorial | Better late than never for Pitt’s vaccine mandate

Editorial | Better late than never for Pitt’s vaccine mandate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 3, 2021
By offering a regular testing alternative to vaccination, the University spent a lot of time and resources catering to the slim percentage of holdouts who would be affected by a vaccine requirement.
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