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Letter from the Editor | Back to the future with TPN

Letter from the Editor | Back to the future with TPN

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2020

Welcome back to campus! Or, depending on where you’re reading this, welcome back to the same desk chair you’ve been sitting in since March.

Letter From the Editor | Welcome to Pitt — just keep swimming

Letter From the Editor | Welcome to Pitt — just keep swimming

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 24, 2020

If I can offer you one piece of advice during this tumultuous time, it would be to, as Dory put it best, just keep swimming.

Op-Ed | What’s missing from Pitt’s pandemic planning? A Faculty Union

Op-Ed | What’s missing from Pitt’s pandemic planning? A Faculty Union

By Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee

July 23, 2020

In an Op-Ed, the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee argues that during pandemic planning, a certified faculty union is vital and would benefit not just faculty, but the entire Pitt community.

Op-Ed | Making [email protected] more flexible

Op-Ed | Making Flex@Pitt more flexible

By Ben Rottman, Chris Schunn, Celia Brownell, Natasha Tokowicz, Peter Gianaros, Jana Iverson, and Timothy Nokes-Malach

July 16, 2020

[email protected] is actually inflexible, and in its current form will result in a suboptimal learning experience.

Op-Ed | Grappling with systemic racism

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters raise their fists in solidarity at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street on June 13.

By Jack Daniel, Retired Pitt administrator

July 7, 2020

Jack Daniel, the first chair of Pitt’s Africana Studies department, says in an op-ed that we in America, and at Pitt, must confront an elephant in the room.

Letter to the Editor | Hold racist white women accountable

Letter to the Editor | Hold racist white women accountable

By Taylor Robinson, Rising Pitt Senior

July 7, 2020

Taylor Robinson argues in a letter to the editor that white women labeled as “Karens” are neither victims of cancel culture nor unprecedented times.

Op-Ed | Working to tell the story right

A column written by former editor-in-chief Don Marbury in the Jan. 16, 1969, edition of The Pitt News.

By Don Marbury, former Editor-in-Chief of The Pitt News

June 23, 2020

Rev. Don Marbury, the first Black editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, reflects on his experience during the Black Action Society’s 1969 Cathedral of Learning sit-in.

Op-Ed | Pitt Anthropology grad students, alumni stand with Black Lives Matter

Protesters march down Forbes Avenue, in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning, at a Saturday protest.

By Courtney Besaw, Anika Jugovic Spajic, Alexa Kellogg and Ognjen Kojanic

June 23, 2020

The settler-colonial history of this country that continues to shape racial hierarchies must be confronted critically in order to create a truly equitable society. We cannot and will not stay silent.

Letter to the editor | Africana Studies as a resource for Black studies courses on campus

Protesters march across the Birmingham Bridge during a protest on June 4.

By Yolanda Covington-Ward, chair of the Department of Africana Studies

June 16, 2020

Yolanda Covington-Ward, the chair of the Department of Africana Studies, asks students in a letter to the editor why they have or have not taken Africana Studies classes.

Op-ed | A word of caution to students about Outlier courses

Pitt currently has a contract with Outlier to offer Calculus I and Intro to Psychology for credit throughout the summer.

By Melinda Ciccocioppo, Psychology Lecturer

June 16, 2020

As an instructor of Introduction to Psychology at Pitt, I’d like to make you aware of some very big differences between the Intro to Psychology course that Outlier is offering and the Introduction to Psychology courses that Pitt offers outside of this contract with Outlier.

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