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Beatrice Fadrigon: Building a place to belong

Beatrice Fadrigon: Building a place to belong

By Dalia Maeroff | Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist April 12, 2021
Beatrice Fadrigon is walking away from Pitt having carved out a space for queer Asian students — a space that didn’t exist before, and she said is necessary now more than ever.
Savannah Henry: Taking action for her generation

Savannah Henry: Taking action for her generation

By Anna Ligorio | Carolyn Pallof, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Savannah Henry, president of Pitt Planned Parenthood Generation Action, worked to organize the distribution of free tampons and pads in on-campus buildings.
The University Senate held a plenary after examining systemic racism and inequality within the Pitt community.

University Senate spring plenary stresses importance of anti-racism and equity at Pitt

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
The University Senate held the plenary after a year of examining systemic racism and inequality within the Pitt community. The plenary, which encouraged all students, faculty and staff to attend, had three panels that discussed the inequality within the University and the necessary steps for improving the University.
Joanna Gorka is one of 15 Pitt graduates who won U.S. Fulbright Scholarships for 2021. The Fulbright Scholarship Program — an international, educational and cultural exchange program that sends Americans abroad to participate in research — allows students to enroll in graduate degree programs or teach English.

‘Core values extend beyond borders’: Fulbright winners reflect on program

By SuIn Yun, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Evelyn Bigini’s Fulbright scholarship has allowed her to meet wonderful people from all over the world and expand her knowledge of Global Health. Bigini is one of a record 15 Pitt graduates who won this prestigious scholarship for 2020-21.
Robert Zoellick, former White House deputy chief of staff and deputy secretary of state, sat down Wednesday night for a conversation with Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg on history and foreign policy and how they interact in Zoellick’s new book, “America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy,” as part of the Dick Thornburgh Forum.

Purpose instead of exceptionalism: Former White House chief of staff talks with Nordenberg

By Brandon Raglow, For The Pitt News April 12, 2021
Robert Zoellick, former White House deputy chief of staff and deputy secretary of state, sat down Wednesday night for a conversation with Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg on history, foreign policy and how they interact in his new book, “America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy,” as part of the Dick Thornburgh Forum.
Edge rusher Rashad Weaver registered 35 tackles, 14.5 of which were for a loss of yardage, on top of 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020.

Prediction: Final NFL draft destinations for Pitt stars

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt has one of its most exciting draft classes of the last few years with numerous Panthers sporting a chance at hearing their name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Jason Derulo performed a selection of his chart-topping songs, accompanied by a live band and backup dancers, in a Zoom webinar Friday night as part of Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash.

Jason Derulo headlines first virtual Bigelow Bash

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor April 12, 2021
Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash didn’t take place on Bigelow Boulevard this year. Instead, Pitt students joined Jason Derulo in the garage of his Los Angeles home.
Opinion | Maintaining religious obligations in college is extremely difficult

Opinion | Maintaining religious obligations in college is extremely difficult

By Remy Samuels, Senior Staff Columnist April 12, 2021
Students in religious minorities face a lot of challenges when it comes to observing holidays during the school year.
Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 9, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 44 students and six employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 105 students currently in isolation.
Pitt SAFE peer educators, Student Government Board members, clinicians from the University Counseling Center, and members of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape gave presentations in support of community members who have experienced sexual violence. The event, which in previous years had been held as a candlelight vigil, took place on Zoom.

Vigil promotes healing for survivors of sexual violence

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt’s annual candlelight vigil, held Thursday night online, was without candles yet illuminated a path to healing for survivors of sexual violence.
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