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Faculty Assembly members passed new term limits for Senate officers and discussed upcoming anti-racism panel discussions, next week’s Self-Care Day and tentative plans for an in-person commencement at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting hosted via Zoom.

Faculty Assembly passes new officer term limits, discusses COVID-19 on campus

By Mische Holland, For The Pitt News March 18, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly passed new term limits for Senate officers and discussed upcoming anti-racism panel discussions, next week’s Self Care Day and tentative plans for an in-person commencement at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting.
Pitt’s Bradford campus, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Center on Race and Social Problems and the Black Action Society sponsored a panel Thursday afternoon called “The Black Impact: Black Faculty and Administrators’ Influence on Black Student Success.” Fellow members of the Black Pitt community, including faculty, students and administrators attended.

‘The same fire’: Black students, faculty discuss diversity, activism on campus

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 26, 2021
Pitt’s Bradford campus, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Center on Race and Social Problems and the Black Action Society sponsored Thursday afternoon’s panel “The Black Impact: Black Faculty and Administrators’ Influence on Black Student Success.”
Dr. Larry Davis and Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg spoke at an event called “Will Race Always Matter?” on Tuesday.

‘Why are they angry with us?’: Larry Davis talks systemic racism

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News September 28, 2020
Davis — the founding director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, as well as dean emeritus of the School of Social Work — talked about his book and issues surrounding race at the “Will Race Always Matter?” lecture Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by the CRSP, Thornburgh Forum, the University Honors College, the Institute of Politics and the School of Social Work.
Pitt announced at the end of August that it would require first-year students to take a one-credit online course on systemic anti-racism and anti-Black racism.

‘A good stepping stone’: Students, professors review new anti-racism course

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer September 16, 2020
Leigh Patel, a professor in the School of Education, was one of the committee members who helped develop Pitt’s inaugural Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology and Resistance class. She said while this class is an important addition to Pitt’s curriculum, being anti-racist is a lifelong journey.
After widespread Black Lives Matter protests across the country, first-year students will now be required to take a course on anti-racism.

Pitt offers new mandatory anti-racism class for first year students

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Managing Editor August 23, 2020
The University is offering a one-credit online course on systemic anti-racism and anti-Black racism called Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology and Resistance beginning this fall.
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