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Judge dismisses tuition refund case from last spring

Judge dismisses tuition refund case from last spring

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
A federal judge dismissed a case from last spring where students were seeking tuition refunds after classes shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a ruling issued last Tuesday, the judge said Pitt was following COVID-19 restrictions from the state.
Police Blotter: April 15- April 21

Police Blotter: April 15- April 21

By News Editors April 22, 2021
Harassment, defiant trespass and more in this week’s police blotter.
A crowd of about 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

Pittsburghers mourn, protest after guilty verdict in Floyd murder case

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss April 21, 2021
About 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner in the Hill District after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter. The crowd marched down Forbes Avenue through Pitt’s campus.
Student Affairs hosted a town hall on Thursday evening via Zoom to reflect on the transparency within the Pitt police department, as well as to address questions students had relating to the Pitt police.

Pitt police town hall addresses funding, weapon usage among officers

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 19, 2021
Student Affairs hosted a town hall on Thursday evening via Zoom to reflect on transparency within Pitt police, as well as addressing student concerns relating to the Pitt police.
Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office held an event on Thursday afternoon titled “Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors,” which focused on male sexual assault survivors of marginalized communities, specifically gay Black and Latino men.

‘This is a crisis’: Panel discusses support for gay Black and Latino male sexual assault survivors

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office held an event on Thursday afternoon titled “Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors,” which focused on male sexual assault survivors of marginalized communities, specifically gay Black and Latino men.
Police Blotter: April 8- April 14

Police Blotter: April 8- April 14

By News Editors April 16, 2021
A liquor law violation, defiant trespass and more in this week’s police blotter.
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape — an organization to help victims of sexual or relationship violence —  led a discusson via Zoom on Thursday to talk about how to support survivors of sexual misconduct on college campuses, specifically how to use the Title IX office’s resources, what trauma from sexual violence can look like and how to help victims of sexual violence.

‘We have a responsibility’: Panel discusses Title IX resources, sexual assault awareness

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to hold a supporting survivors workshop on Thursday morning as part of its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April.
Police Blotter: April 1- April 7

Police Blotter: April 1- April 7

By News Editors April 9, 2021
A sex offense, a burglary and more in this week’s police blotter.
A team of Pitt administrators and staff members monitor Pitt’s COVID Concern Connection, which gives the community an anonymous way to share concerns.

‘No follow up, nothing’: Students struggle to report large parties

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The COVID Concern Connection system — which gives the Pitt community an anonymous way to share concerns — has received more than 1,300 reports this year. But some students are not satisfied with this reporting system.
Police Blotter: March 25- March 31

Police Blotter: March 25- March 31

By News Editors April 1, 2021
A broken window, a missing package and more in this week’s police blotter.
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