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‘Allow us the space to be Black’: Diversity forum talks anti-racism with Ibram Kendi

Ibram Kendi, author of the 2019 book “How to Be an Antiracist,” discusses anti-racism during a Wednesday event as part of the Diversity Forum series.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 29, 2020

According to Ibram Kendi, one of the most important elements of the fight for anti-racist policy is intersectionality, the understanding of how interdependent identities such as race, gender and sexual orientation create overlapping and unique systems of discrimination and privilege.

Activist, scholar Angela Davis talks anti-racism, social justice

Angela Davis, a civil rights activist and philosopher, discussed anti-racism at a Tuesday evening event.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

July 29, 2020

Angela Davis told members of the Pitt community on Tuesday that the current reckoning on race relations in the United States is about 150 years too late.

‘I hope it’s a reckoning’: Panel encourages racial justice activism in Pittsburgh

Clyde Wilson Pickett, the new vice chancellor for diversity inclusion, made his first public appearance during a Tuesday event as part of Pitt's Diversity Forum.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

X and other community members shared their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial inequities in Pittsburgh at the panel discussion.

Pitt officials discuss health guidelines for residence life, COVID testing at student town hall

Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 28, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, said Pitt is working on an updated Student Code of Conduct that will further explain guidelines, as well as consequences for violations.

‘A giant game of telephone’: Student researchers concerned over gaps in communication

The Senate Research Committee met July 10 to discuss reopening efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 28, 2020

As undergraduate students prepare to return to campus next month in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some graduate students and researchers said safety concerns they’ve raised since research restarted have not been fully heard.

‘Crossing boundaries’: Audrey Murrell’s first year as honors dean

Audrey Murrell made history one year ago as the first person of color and woman to hold the position of dean of the University Honors College.

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer

July 23, 2020

The end of the spring semester marked the end of Audrey Murrell’s first year and the beginning of her final year as the UHC’s acting dean.

Pitt officials discuss COVID testing, classroom capacities at faculty town hall

Assistant Vice Provost Cynthia Golden talks about the Flex@Pitt teaching model at Thursday's town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 23, 2020

According to Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Mark Henderson, installation of new classroom technology to assist the [email protected] model began Monday. He said faculty will be able to sign up for times to demo the new technology next week.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

Eric Macadangdang is the president of the Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

SGB — which consists of nine elected board members, as well as many appointed committee members — is the governing body of the roughly 18,000 undergraduate students at Pitt.

Educational Policies Committee talks diversity requirements, classroom capacities

Educational Policies Committee talks diversity requirements, classroom capacities

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 21, 2020

Meeting times for classes held on Monday, Wednesday or Friday will likely be modified in the coming weeks to accommodate longer “passing periods,” Pitt officials said Monday.

‘A pivotal year’: Preparations underway for the Year of Engagement

Provost Ann Cudd announced on April 14 that the “Year of” theme for the 2020-21 academic year would be the “Year of Engagement.”

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Kathy Humphrey leads the steering committee for the Year of Engagement, the latest edition of the “Year of” series for the 2020-21 academic year.

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