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Former Washington State University head coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after a football game against Stanford University on Oct. 16. WSU recently fired Rolovich for not following the state’s vaccine mandate for public employees.

Editorial | WSU made the right decision by firing Nick Rolovich

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 24, 2021
Firing Nick Rolovich shows that WSU is serious about enforcing Washington’s vaccine mandate and is leading by example in higher education.
Editorial | Testing unvaccinated students is a costly, unequal alternative to vaccination

Editorial | Testing unvaccinated students is a costly, unequal alternative to vaccination

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 14, 2021
The current test return rate is below 10% for unvaccinated students, meaning that the testing alternative is essentially useless as a public health tool.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting that unvaccinated students will be required to take weekly COVID tests, and a positive test will result in the inability to access campus buildings.

‘We have to be agile’’: Senate Council discusses COVID-19 guidelines, faculty union vote

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 10, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt’s new COVID-19 testing program for the academic year is estimated to cost between $20 and $50 million in order to test unvaccinated students weekly, starting on Monday.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Opinion | The relationship between state system, state-related universities and the Pennsylvania legislature is toxic

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist August 31, 2021
The lines between funding and authority, public and state institutions are blurred.
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