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The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan virtual town hall on Wednesday outlined the University’s diversity goals.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan town hall outlines Pitt’s diversity goals and strategies

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer 12:34 am
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion held a town hall on Wednesday to outline the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Tactical Plan. The plan includes a land acknowledgement, anti-racism pledge and aims to create an equitable and inclusive campus environment.
Pitt’s Senate Council discussed enrollment numbers, the budget cycle and possible student staff and faculty vaccine requirements at last Wednesday’s meeting. In addition, the Council also voted to create an ad-hoc committee for dependent care.

Senate Council discusses potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement for spring semester

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor 12:19 am
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt is discussing ways to enforce COVID-19 vaccination — for as early as the spring semester — such as tying vaccination status to student enrollment or faculty employment.
A Mental Health Awareness Month poster in the William Pitt Union.

‘Vulnerability is a strength’: Panelists discuss the importance of conversations about mental health

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer 12:18 am
Pitt’s Resident Student Association sponsored a town hall Wednesday titled “The Strength of a Story: A Conversation of Mental Health and Advocacy.” The event’s three speakers explored the importance of self-care and advocacy in mental health conversations.
Sponsored by Pitt’s year of data and society, the 2021 Latinx Connect Conference featured the virtual panel “Latinx Data: Historical Civil Rights Advocacy and Contemporary Intersectional Insights” last Friday morning.

Latinx Connect Conference panel discusses Latinx and Afro-Latinx data, Civil Rights advocacy

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer 12:14 am
As part of the 2021 Latinx Connect Conference, Pitt sponsored a virtual panel titled “Latinx Data: Historical Civil Rights Advocacy and Contemporary Intersectional Insights” last Friday that focused on the development of Latinx and Afro-Latinx data.
The Black Action Society and the National Pan-Hellenic Council sponsored a joint roundtable last Wednesday titled “Activism Burnout,” in an ongoing series of Mental Health Awareness month conversations and workshops.

‘We do not have the space to stop our protesting’: Students discuss mental health, activism burnout among the Black community

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer 12:05 am
Pitt’s Black Action Society co-sponsored an event titled “Activism Burnout” last Wednesday with the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Buttons at Student Government Board’s meeting last week in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Student organizations plan Mental Health Awareness Month

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer 12:03 am
The month of October is filled with events organized by student organizations in order to raise awareness and to start the conversation on mental health
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall

Pitt adds 37 new COVID-19 cases since Oct. 6

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor October 14, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 24 students and 13 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12.
Pennsylvanias Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd with the city behind him during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Pa. AG Josh Shapiro announces run for governor

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor October 14, 2021
Pennsylvania Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro announced Wednesday from the North Shore’s Riverfront Park that he is running for governor, saying that as attorney general he “got things done.”
Dr. Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center, spoke at a Student Government Board town hall on Tuesday evening for Mental Health Awareness Month.

SGB holds mental health town hall with Panzella, Darr

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Student Government Board hosted Dean of Students Carla Panzella and Dr. Jay Darr, director of the University Counseling Center, for a Q&A town hall on Tuesday night for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Pitt undergraduates Arabella Johnson and Brianna Raskin (left) and graduate student Jinghang Li (right) help with gardening at Duncan Park in Lawrenceville on Saturday.

Students help greater Pittsburgh community through Civic Action Week

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
PittServes, the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs and the Signature Days of Service Committee organized Civic Action Week, which ran from Oct. 4 to Oct. 9. It featured in-person volunteering, donation drives and a series of workshops.
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