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Pitt says acknowledgement document “not a waiver of liability”

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

August 9, 2020

Pitt said in a statement that one of the documents — a “return to campus student acknowledgement” — is not a liability waiver, but instead a form asking students to recognize the proper behaviors to minimize the risk of the coronavirus.

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2020

The University has had a total of 31 students and 20 employees test positive since June 26, with all students and nine employees recovered thus far.

Diversity Forum panel discusses xenophobia

Panel members talked about xenophobia during a Diversity Forum event last Wednesday.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

August 4, 2020

The panel focused on hate crimes perpetrated against Asian Americans and minorities within the United States, particularly the complexities of assimilation. Several audience members asked questions ranging from how to combat racist or xenophobic remarks from people in positions of authority to ways the Pitt community can combat anti-Asian sentiment this upcoming academic year.

Between the world and E. Maxine Bruhns: Lessons from a life of advocacy

E. Maxine Bruhns served as the Nationality Rooms director for 54 years before retiring in January.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

August 4, 2020

Despite Bruhns’ passing earlier this month at the age of 96, she continues to enrich the Pittsburgh community with the work she completed during her 54-year tenure as the director of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms.

Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 31, 2020

The University has had a total of 27 students and 16 employees test positive since June 26, with 24 students and nine employees recovered thus far.

History faculty explores roots of racism, protest in America

Three faculty members from the history department spoke about the history of race and protest Thursday morning at the “How Did We Get Here? Histories of Race, Discrimination, and Protest” session.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

July 30, 2020

Three faculty members from the history department — Laurence Glasco, Laura Lovett and Stoner — spoke about the history of race and protest Thursday morning at the “How Did We Get Here? Histories of Race, Discrimination, and Protest” session.

Unclear when fall classes will move in person, Pitt officials say

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 30, 2020

Pitt officials would not commit on Thursday to a specific or estimated date for when fall classes will move from online only to in person.

‘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.

Students, faculty and staff required to complete COVID-19 training for fall

Top Pitt officials discussed the University's fall reopening plans during a Tuesday evening community meeting held by the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

July 29, 2020

Though it was previously stated that all faculty and staff members would complete COVID-19 training, Bonner said during the meeting that all students will be required to complete the training as well.

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.

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