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Opinion | Win with Warren

Opinion | Win with Warren

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 1, 2020

She is the best person to serve as president of the United States.

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

Assistant director of campus partnerships for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Ryan Drysdale gives remarks at the Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union Saturday afternoon.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students and seasoned volunteers, met at the nonpartisan Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union ballroom on Saturday. Their aim was to collaborate on registering the most voters before the April 13 deadline for the Pennsylvania Democratic primary on April 28.

Grad student unionization vote declared inconclusive

The Pitt graduate student union election results were announced on April 26.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The Pitt Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s three-year unionization campaign led to a final vote last week meant to determine whether or not the university's graduate student population wanted a union. But after the ballot count was revealed today, they’ll have to wait a little while longer. ...

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

SGB presidential candidates Zechariah Brown (front) and Albert Tanjaya hug after the announcement of Tuesday's election results.

By Hannah Heisler and Thomas Yang

February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday. Brown said he felt “grateful and thankful and overwhelmed” when Katie McLaughlin, chair of SGB’s Elections Committee,...

SGB debate funding for student event

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

During Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting Tuesday night, the board had its first divided vote of the 2017-2018 school year. Executive Vice President Zuri Kent-Smith and board member Ami Fall opposed the funding of the Students for Liberty and Engineering Business Administration event, ...

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

Becky Cunningham casts her ballot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College, Pa., April 26, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s primary residence value when collecting taxes? Pennsylvania voted yes by a margin of 54 to 46 percent, effe...

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Ben Sheppard and Christian Snyder | The Pitt News Staff

October 12, 2017

Voters tried to take to the polls in Catalonia Oct. 1 for a landmark independence referendum in the Spanish autonomous community — but the day ended in chaos. Spanish police brought in from outside Catalonia by the Spanish government injured more than 800 Catalan citizens in conflicts across the regio...

Gov. Wolf already abandoning campaign pledges?

Gov. Wolf already abandoning campaign pledges?


January 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton, right, campaigning for then-gubernatorial candidate and current Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf, left, in October, 2014.

President Barack Obama Delivers Statement On Syria

President Barack Obama Delivers Statement On Syria

By Kristoffer Tripplaar / MCT Campus

September 5, 2013

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement on Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool/Abaca Press/MCT)

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