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Editorial | Pitt’s lack of progress, transparency on a Black studies course requirement is unacceptable

Editorial | Pitt’s lack of progress, transparency on a Black studies course requirement is unacceptable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 15, 2021
The stagnation and opaqueness of this process makes it easy to doubt the University’s commitment to the lofty goals they laid out in June.
History professor Alaina Roberts helped create a formal proposal last summer that called for all undergraduates to complete a Black studies course as part of their general education requirements.

Left ‘in the dark’: Status of Black studies course requirement unclear

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2021
A proposal for a Black studies course requirement is sitting in the Office of the Provost waiting for further action. Pitt said it doesn’t have a timeline for when it will act on the proposal, and leaders say they’ve been left “in the dark.”
Alaina Roberts: Telling the truth about history

Alaina Roberts: Telling the truth about history

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer April 6, 2021
Alaina Roberts has made a significant impact on the history department and the course diversity for Pitt’s undergraduate students, according to her former students.
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