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After publishing a policy briefing studying the alcohol policy of the University of Pittsburgh, we’ve concluded that, in order to protect student health, the University must change its stated intention of citing students for underage drinking in the emergency room of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. In order to affect this change, we are collecting signatures from [...]
You can’t read about it in The Pitt News and the University didn’t publish a press release hyping it on their website but the recent Panther GOLD Retreat represents a significant change in how University administrators, Student Government Board and certain student groups all interact together. Taking place the weekend before classes started, the Panther [...]
The Publius Foundation today obtained a copy of the Panther GOLD Retreat itinerary. The itinerary (available here as a PDF) raises more questions about the event than it answers but it does provide us with some idea of how the University of Pittsburgh is spending student, alumni and taxpayer dollars. Some of the more interesting workshops [...]
Public universities often sponsor visits from political figures on both the left and right. But paying known terrorists to speak — as Pitt did last month — what message does that send? Bill Ayers and Mark Rudd, both members of the extremist Weather Underground group, famously bombed the Gulf Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh in 1974, inflicting [...]