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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.
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.
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.
The logo of Project Healing Sideways, a student group that supports survivors of intimate partner violence.

‘Keeping each other safe’: Pitt raises awareness for domestic violence month

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 13, 2021
During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Eva Steele, the founder and chairperson of Project Healing Sideways, said it’s important that young people recognize the risks they face surrounding domestic violence and abuse.
The Plant2Plate student-run garden that produces fruits, vegetables and herbs from a plot of land located on Oakland Avenue, across from Bouquet Gardens.

Pitt student garden facing relocation amid year of growth

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
Plant2Plate is a student-run organization at Pitt, which has cultivated and harvested produce from a plot of land located on Oakland Avenue. The organization will soon relocate because the University intends to build student housing on their current lot.
Voting in Pitt’s faculty unionization election closed Tuesday evening. Eligible professors and researchers from all five Pitt campuses cast their vote on whether to unionize or not.

Faculty union organizers ‘optimistic’ as election draws to a close

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
More than five years after Pitt faculty began a union-organizing campaign, they will start to find out next week whether they succeeded in bringing a union to campus.
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