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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Portrait of new Board of Trustees Vice Chancellor and Secretary Phil Bakken.

Pitt names Phil Bakken vice chancellor and secretary to Board of Trustees

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2024
Pitt announced Phil Bakken as the next vice chancellor and secretary to the Board of Trustees on Monday, March 25. 
The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt names winners of 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor March 6, 2024
On Feb. 28, Pitt announced the winners of the 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards. The award honors Pitt faculty who have made meaningful contributions to the Pitt community through their teaching or research.
Supporters of the faculty union hold signs inside of the William Pitt Union to protest the Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 24, 2023.

A guide to ongoing negotiations between Pitt’s administration, campus union efforts

By Emma Hannan and Abby Lipold February 23, 2024
Pitt union organizations are continuing their negotiations with the Pitt administration and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board over labor rights issues.
Union supporters pose for a photo outside Petersen Event Center Sunday afternoon. Left to right: Sophie Esswein, Benoni Outerbridge, Steph Bohanan, Alex Dragon, Mary Anne Smith-Borneo.

Pitt Faculty Union assembles outside the Pete to advocate for higher salaries for part-time faculty

By Abby Lipold, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2024
On Sunday morning, around 50 members of Pitt’s Faculty Union gathered outside the Petersen Events Center to advocate for a $60,000 salary floor for part-time faculty.
The Board of Trustees meeting in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Thursday afternoon.

Board of Trustees discusses shifts on the board, state plans to reduce tuition costs

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2024
The Board of Trustees elected a new chairperson and Chancellor Joan Gabel discussed the University’s research and development at the board’s first meeting of the year on Thursday afternoon. 
An electric vehicle charging station outside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

Pitt adds more electric vehicle chargers on campus

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer February 2, 2024
As demand increases for electric vehicles, Pitt considers more locations for electric vehicle chargers on campus.
Supporters of the faculty union gather outside of the William Pitt Union on Friday, Feb. 24.

United Steelworkers cite delayed bargaining with faculty in unfair labor practice charges against Pitt

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023
The United Steelworkers filed unfair labor practice charges against Pitt on Monday for allegedly failing to bargain in good faith with faculty on compensation, layoff policies and research support, according to a press release from the union.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt hits Board of Trustees protestors with charges, conduct hearings

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2023
Pitt has filed three summary charges and held eight conduct hearings against protestors who disrupted a Board of Trustees meeting in September. Most of the protesters were students, staff and unaffiliated supporters of Trans Action Building.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt announces new ‘Finish Line’ grant to assist graduating low-income students in completing their degree

By Abby Lipold, Staff Writer November 8, 2023
In the fall of 2024, Pitt will implement a one-time, nonrenewable grant that will cover graduating low-income students’ unpaid balances and financial holds. The “Finish Line” grant is the latest step toward Pitt’s goal of creating an “inclusive and equitable campus.”
The Chancellors Update to Faculty Assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly addresses Plan for Pitt, health care and AI in monthly meeting

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2023
The Faculty Assembly took place on Wednesday afternoon in Posvar Hall and over Zoom. Topics discussed included Plan for Pitt, student health insurance and AI implementation on campus.
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