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Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested
Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested
By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 9, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 44 students and six employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 105 students currently in isolation.
Pitt SAFE peer educators, Student Government Board members, clinicians from the University Counseling Center, and members of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape gave presentations in support of community members who have experienced sexual violence. The event, which in previous years had been held as a candlelight vigil, took place on Zoom.
Vigil promotes healing for survivors of sexual violence
By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer • April 9, 2021
Pitt’s annual candlelight vigil, held Thursday night online, was without candles yet illuminated a path to healing for survivors of sexual violence.
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1.
Nicola Foote named new Honors College dean
By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor • April 9, 2021
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1. She will also serve as a full professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Poet Rudy Francisco gave performances of slam poetry in between taking questions Thursday night, in a town hall hosted by the Resident Student Association. In addition to reciting his poetry, Francisco talked about his becoming a poet, activism and his experience as a Black man.
Rudy Francisco speaks on poetry’s political power at RSA town hall
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer
Francisco has published five books of poetry revolving around the politics of race, class, gender and religion.
Pitt Missed Connections is an Instagram account with the mission of putting students in contact with a person they wish they had spoken to. An anonymous Pitt student created the account after Pitt shut down due to the pandemic.
Instagram account seeks to reunite students’ missed connections
By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer
An anonymous Pitt student created Pitt Missed Connections on March 8, an Instagram account with the mission of putting students in contact with the person they wish they had spoken to.
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape — an organization to help victims of sexual or relationship violence —  led a discusson via Zoom on Thursday to talk about how to support survivors of sexual misconduct on college campuses, specifically how to use the Title IX office’s resources, what trauma from sexual violence can look like and how to help victims of sexual violence.
‘We have a responsibility’: Panel discusses Title IX resources, sexual assault awareness
By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer • April 9, 2021
Pitt partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to hold a supporting survivors workshop on Thursday morning as part of its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April.


Sponsored: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
January 26, 2021

The Big Idea Center is excited to begin the spring semester and has a full slate of events open to ALL Pitt students, freshman to postdoc, who...

Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
Sponsored Content: University of Pittsburgh Big Idea Center
October 13, 2020

What’s the Big Idea? What better month to show that innovation and entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be scary than October. The...

The first Panthers Forward cohort will see an average 20 percent reduction in their student federal loan debt through the innovative new program. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsored: Panthers Forward Applications Open Now
September 2, 2020

Full time students on the Pittsburgh campus, who graduate in 2021 and received federal student loans to fund their senior year are eligible to...

By the Book | ‘House of Mirth’ and Moving On
By the Book | ‘House of Mirth’ and Moving On
By Megan Williams, Digital Manager • April 8, 2021
Of Sound Mind | Jon Batiste’s ‘WE ARE’
Of Sound Mind | Jon Batiste’s ‘WE ARE’
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer • April 4, 2021
Poetry | angel sighting
Poetry | angel sighting
By Ny'Ara Willis, For the Pitt News • April 4, 2021

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