“Pitt,” “Panther” May Be Removed From Student Group Names

State Rep. and Pitt Adjunct Professor Aaron Bernstine says the school has more important things to deal with

Lynne Hayes-Freeland
September 06, 2019 - 10:28 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Under the guidelines, independent student organizations and most student organizations on campus would not be allowed to use the words “University of Pittsburgh,” “Pitt” or any other Pitt trademark or wordmark like “Panthers” because the organizations are legally separate entities from the University.

Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Beaver/Butler and Lawrence counties and Pitt Adjunct Professor tweeted, "Pitt students make the university what it is. Come on Pitt, focus on lowering tuition not the nonsense."

Mr. Bernstine joined KDKA Radio's Lynne Hayes-Freeland to discuss his thoughts on the new guidelines, " The students and alumni put so much into what the university is and it's disappointing."  

University of Pittsburgh students are seeking support through the following link at change.org

 

 

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