Lucia Shen

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  • IPS hosts Zoom town hall with Mayor Ed Gainey

    This past Friday, Mayor Ed Gainey joined the Institute of Politics and Strategy for a town hall, where over 150 members of the community joined over Zoom. He discussed his first 100 days in office, including the crises and challenges his administration faced going into his term.

    News | April 25, 2022
  • Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Senate confirmation hearing

    On Thursday, the Senate confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination ended. For this confirmation vote, the Senate is split 50-50 along party lines. Democrats expect to have all 50 of their caucus members vote to confirm. With the Vice President’s tiebreaker, that would be enough for Jackson to become the newest Supreme Court Justice and the first Black woman to serve...

    News | March 28, 2022
  • Allegheny County embraces COVID vaccines, mandates

    Federal vaccine mandates have sparked controversy throughout the country, including within Allegheny County as seen by complaints filed by the Allegheny County Police Association around a month ago. Generally, supporters of the mandates believe in their importance for ending COVID-19, while those in opposition argue against them on the basis o...

    News | November 15, 2021
  • Student Senate Oct. 28 general body meeting recap

    At their Thursday general body meeting, the Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Student Senate held presentations on wellness at the university. “CMU is known for a lot of things. We can also be known for our wellness culture,” said Angie Lusk, program director for student affairs wellness initiatives, during a presentation to the Senate.

    News | November 1, 2021
  • Police union sues Allegheny County over vaccine mandate

    Last week, the Allegheny County Police Association (ACPA), the union representing Allegheny County’s police force, filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas asking for an immediate injunction of the vaccine mandate instated by the county for its employees last month. Out of its 203 members, [47 are not vaccinated](

    News | October 25, 2021