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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.

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.

‘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.

‘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.

Transport in the time of COVID-19: How to get around the City safely

Port Authority spokesperson Adam Brandolph said all bus lines that run through Oakland will return to full service on or before Aug. 23.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Pitt students can use their student ID card to get free access to buses, light rails and the inclines that travel up and down the steep hills bordering the South Side neighborhoods.

Pitt files brief in support of lawsuit against new ICE guidelines

The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 13, 2020

Pitt filed an amicus brief on Monday supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s lawsuit against the Trump administration.

‘The gift that keeps on taking’: Virtual town hall discusses relationship between capitalism, inequity

Cheryl Ruffin hosted the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Wednesday town hall.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 8, 2020

Wednesday’s “Toxic Recipe: The Historical Ingredients of American Inequity” was an installment of the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” virtual town hall series.

Oakland restaurants adjust to on-site alcohol serving restrictions

Fuel and Fuddle will remain open for takeout.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

Allegheny County Health Department ordered the closure of “bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and taverns” and cancelled all events of more than 25 people to prevent large groups of people from gathering.

‘Long time coming’: Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections for LGBTQ+ workers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

June 23, 2020

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — which protects workers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin — now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Law professor examines relationship between police training, brutality

David Harris led a presentation on the system of aggression created by “warrior policing.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

June 10, 2020

The University’s Center on Race and Social Problems presented “Race, Police, and Unarmed Civilian Deaths: What Can Be Done?” on Wednesday afternoon.

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